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Robinhood Considers Making Customer Trading Data Public Again

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Robinhood Markets is weighing whether to restore public access to data on its customers’ trading activity after pulling it about two months ago.

“We’re looking into it,” Robinhood co-founder Vladimir Tenev said in an interview with Bloomberg reporters and editors.

Customers of the online brokerage have expressed interest in being able to monitor what their fellow investors on the platform are buying and selling in real time, and the firm is exploring its options, he said.

“We hear the desire to have some of that data available again,” said Tenev, who’s also co-chief executive officer. “We want to make sure we have all the proper safeguards and the data is actually being presented in an accurate way that’s not confusing or misleading.”

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Polk school district wants public say in superintendent search

Kimberly C. Moore
 
| The Ledger

LAKELAND — Polk County Public Schools officials are pushing their search for a new superintendent into high gear, with community, teacher, administrator and student forums scheduled for Oct. 19-22, along with an online survey currently available via the district’s website. 

“All of the forums are open to anyone, should they like to attend,” said Bill Vogel, a consultant with the Florida School Boards Association, which is conducting the search. “We’ve modified it to make sure we’re meeting COVID guidelines.” 

The meetings are set for next week: 

• Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.: Jim Miles Center in Highland City, community forum.

• Oct 20 at 6 p.m.: Winter Haven High School, community forum.

• Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m.: WHHS, administrative staff forum.

• Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.: WHHS, instructional and educational support staff forum.

• Oct. 22 at 12:30 p.m.: District office in

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Front-Line Workers Use Online Tools And Public Shaming To Fight For Fairer Workplace : NPR

Front-line workers at grocery and retail stores have been flocking to a nonprofit site, Coworker.org, to make demands such as better pay and better schedules — with a fair degree of success.



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The tools of the Internet and a bit of public embarrassment can go a long way in drawing attention to a cause. Front-line workers at grocery and retail stores have used them effectively during the pandemic. Most of those workers aren’t unionized, so they’ve been flocking to a nonprofit website to fight for a fair workplace. NPR’s Reflect America fellow Ashish Valentine has more.

ASHISH VALENTINE, BYLINE: Takaya Elzey (ph) works at a New Seasons organic grocery store in Portland, Ore. When the coronavirus pandemic hit back in March, employees petitioned New Seasons for better wages. They did it on a website called coworker.org, and it worked. They got thank-you pay for coming back to

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State wants to inform public about Life Insurance Policy Locator Service | News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Grieving over the death of someone you love is already a hard process, let alone thinking of the many things you’ve got to take care of after they pass.

“People don’t want to have a hard conversation with their loved ones about death, about life insurance in the wake of someone’s passing,” Walters said.

“It’s a free consumer tool that connects Tennesseans with unclaimed life insurance policies and annuities,” Walters said.

Spokesperson Kevin Walters is spreading the word about the state’s Life Insurance Locator Policy Service.

“It’s essentially a free service that connects consumers with life insurance benefits that you may not know about,” Walters said.

This is how it works, if you have a loved one who passes and you want to find out about their life insurance policy, the locator will locate the benefits and annuities that could be owed to you and your

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Remote schooling brings online safety concerns | Public Safety

More time spent on the internet the last few months is only increasing with online schooling. Districts have put precautions in place in order to make sure device usage is safe and effective.

Susan Anderson, the coordinator of technology and data management for the St. Joseph School District, said staff have been busier than ever at their help desk as concerns arise from students and their families about online safety, but they have systems in place to be able to help.

“We have the capability to remote into devices so sometimes they can even act like they’re right there to see what the student is seeing and help them that way,” Anderson said.

District staff only monitor school-supplied devices, however, and Anderson said that’s why it’s important that parents are taking an active role while their child uses the internet.

“Talk to your kids abut online safety before you let

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How to find the right public adjuster

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -As many people continue to deal with derecho damage, experts say the best way to find the right public adjuster is to do your research online and use referrals.

Mark Cook with Advocate Public Adjustors says public adjusters can represent home or business owners against the insurance carrier and can help maximize claims.

“We rebuild the entire claim…we work directly with the insurance carrier and we tell you what your options are…your policy allows you several options,” said Cook

But there are some mistakes Cook often sees: “inappropriate scope items…inexperienced adjustors doing the work…and certainly wrong pricing… extreme low pricing of items,” cook continued. “Scope items as far as identifying what damage is…a lot of owners…they have an idea of what the damage is, and in the insurance company has an idea of what they think the damage is

For people who are having issues with

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How to feed students in a pandemic: Public schools rethink the logistics of an increasingly crucial function

For schools staggering groups of students to come on alternating days, or with some students in person and some at home, delivering meals to classrooms is one of the top options. Prince William County schools in Virginia are virtual for the first quarter of the school year, but officials have started sketching out the dining plans for an anticipated 50/50 split between in-person and virtual learning. Adam Russo, director of school food and nutrition services, says the county plans to deliver hot breakfasts and lunches to students in classrooms using an online ordering system.

In Syracuse, N.Y., a similar delivery model is on the table; though teachers pushed for fully virtual learning, the system opened Monday for hybrid learning (students will be at school in the mornings, then sent home in the afternoons to learn virtually). Bernard Washington, fourth vice president of the Syracuse Teachers Association, says that even with

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Racism gets label: Public health crisis | US

CHICAGO – Christy DeGallerie noticed a startling trend in her online group for coronavirus survivors: White patients got medications she’d never heard of, were offered X-rays and their doctors listened to their concerns.

That wasn’t her experience. When the 29-year-old Black woman sought a COVID-19 test at a New York emergency room, a nurse said she didn’t have a fever. DeGallerie appealed to a doctor of color, who told the nurse to check again. It registered 101 degrees.

“We know our pain is questioned and our pain is not real to them,” said DeGallerie, who later started a group for Black COVID-19 survivors. “Getting medical help shouldn’t be discouraging for anyone. It is a discouraging place for Black people.”

Addressing experiences like DeGallerie’s has become a priority for a growing number of local governments, many responding to a pandemic that’s amplified racial disparities and the call for racial justice after

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A New Medical Van Wants To Connect People In Public Housing With Healthcare Providers : NPR

United Medical Center’s mobile medical van parked outside the Greenleaf public housing complex in Southwest D.C.

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Carl Goggins feels like he can’t be careful enough when it comes to the coronavirus. Apart from the danger the virus poses to him as a 67-year-old, he worries what would happen if he fell ill.

“I live by myself,” said Goggins. “Ain’t nobody gonna come to the door.”

So when a mobile medical van offering coronavirus testing arrived in the parking lot of Greenleaf Gardens, the public housing complex where Goggins lives in Southeast D.C., he jumped at the opportunity to get a test, even though he’s had several this summer and he didn’t currently have any COVID-19 symptoms.

The van is part of a new project led by the D.C. Housing Authority in collaboration with area hospitals. It’s meant to make coronavirus testing more

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Facing anxious teachers, Broward public schools pushes back opening of classrooms

Pointing to unresolved details in the plan, Broward County School Board members pushed back Tuesday against Superintendent Robert Runcie’s proposal to start reopening brick-and-mortar schools by early October.

During a special workshop meeting that lasted nearly 12 hours, the Broward school district suggested elementary, K-8 and special needs students from six schools could return to classrooms on Oct. 5, and the remaining middle and high school students could follow a week later, on Oct. 12.

But after firing questions for about eight hours about missing information on the 54-page draft of the reopening plan, the nine elected school board members concluded Runcie and his team still needed to work on it.

Late into the evening, the board settled on the following timeline, although it did not vote on it: Oct. 9 and 12 would be half days for teacher planning, and Oct. 13 would be a full day for teachers

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