Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

What does the Adobe Flash end of life mean for educators? For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. If a teacher has ever done any photo editing, stream a video online, or played an internet game in the classroom, they have used Adobe. Shortly after being first released in 1996, the Adobe rock star, Adobe Flash Player, made its way…

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Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to Russia

President-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the US threat to increase sanctions against Russia, saying “we ought to get on with our lives”. The White House said it will retaliate for the alleged hacking by Russia of the Democratic Party during the recent presidential election campaign. A raft of new sanctions and other measures will be revealed on Thursday, US media reports. Russia has denied any involvement in the hacking. On Wednesday, senior US senators called for increased sanctions. But Mr Trump, who has been criticised for being too cosy with…

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Upper Perkiomen School District Cancels Classes Amid Feared Threat Posted Online

A Montgomery County school district canceled classes for all students Monday amid a police investigation into a threat against students that police said didn’t appear to be a threat after all. The Upper Perkiomen School District in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania received an anonymous direct threat on Instagram, superintendent Dr. Alexis McGloin told NBC10. “Due to a concern with safety and welfare of our students, school will be canceled for the day,” said McGloin in a letter to parents and guardians posted to the district’s website and on Facebook around 5:30 a.m.…

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Adminsitration Uses Threat of “Mandatory Charge” To Coax Students Into Online Courses

Freshman, transfers and incoming students alike were presented with three online classes to take at the beginning of this school year. There are two courses to the requirement. One, on alcohol and marijuana use, and another on rape and consent. Each course has multiple sections to it and each course was supposed to take approximately 90 minutes both. While there was a variety of reactions to these online courses from the student body, about 98 percent still completed the programs. On Aug. 1, new students to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens…

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