Murphy’s office knew about ex-N.J. official’s hiring of cronies, corruption watchdog says

A former top official in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration who resigned amid criticism she’d pushed out employees to make room for friends and family had closer contact with the governor’s office than previously disclosed, New Jersey’s top corruption watchdog said in a report Wednesday.

Lizette Delgado-Polanco stepped down in April 2019 as leader of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority, the agency overseeing school construction and renovation in the state’s poorest areas.

“Murphy administration employees said they did not authorize every detail of Delgado-Polanco’s managerial decisions but their actions, and in some cases, inaction, made it clear that she conducted her overall activities as CEO with the tacit approval of the Governor’s Office,” according to the State Commission of Investigation.

Delgado-Polanco was ultimately a “woefully inexperienced CEO” who oversaw an agency plagued by “questionable administrative actions, suspect hires and outright managerial malfeasance,” investigators wrote.

Delgado-Polanco previously denied claims she turned

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Outlier’s online college courses can save students thousands of dollar

This summer, as it became apparent that COVID-19 showed no signs of letting up, colleges across the country announced that fall classes would be held remotely. But though students are taking classes from the comfort of their own homes instead of lecture halls, the cost of tuition remains the same.

Enter Outlier.org

Outlier.org, founded in 2019, offers online courses, taught by university-affiliated professors, with credit that can be transferred to traditional universities. And while a student might pay $50,000 in tuition to attend class from home, they could instead spend $400 to take a class on Outlier.org that would transfer over, saving them tens of thousands of dollars. It’s the winner of our 2020 Innovation by Design Award in the category of Learning.

When Outlier.org founder and CEO Aaron Rasmussen was in college, he saved tuition money by taking community college classes over the summer and then transferring over the

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Best Wifi Extender Reviews, Best Wifi Range Extenders 2020

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With the world slowly shifting towards the digital platform, being on top of your games also means that you have good internet connectivity. Especially when you are working or taking classes online a poor internet connection will not only affect your work but the frequent loss in connections will also hamper your productivity and disturb your concentration.

These days, people are not relying solely on

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5 Warning Signs Your Child Might Be A Victim Of Cyberbullying

Virtual learning has given some victims of bullying a reprieve from the daily harassment they faced at school — in the hallways, the cafeteria, the locker room or at recess. For others, the taunting hasn’t stopped; it’s just moved online.

Cyberbullying may include sending mean-spirited or threatening text messages, posting embarrassing photos or videos of someone online or creating a fake social media account to harass or impersonate the victim, to name a few examples.

During the pandemic, cyberbullying has also been cropping up on digital school platforms like Google Classroom. Some have noted that requiring students to turn on their cameras during remote learning has highlighted inequities in living situations that could make certain kids targets for bullying. (Students may be living in a home that’s in disrepair, sharing a room with multiple family members or streaming classes from a homeless shelter or a car.)

Wondering if your child

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Why You Need To Upgrade To This Customizable Pro Golfer-Approved Bed

Finding the perfect bed that fits all your needs can be a challenge, especially if you’re an athlete or have major health concerns. In place of mass production, Swedish company DUXIANA has developed a way for customers to customize their own high-performance bed.

If you’re constantly up tossing and turning or suffer from relentless back pain, DUXIANA’s world-renowned DUX bed can provide you with a solid base for the rest and relief you’ve been waiting for. In addition to quality, there’s a strong emphasis on design as the DUX Studio allows future owners of the luxurious statement piece to choose everything from how high the mattress is off the ground all the way down to the fabric of your bed skirt. To make things as seamless as possible, the process can all be done online and you’re able to watch your

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Polymethyl Methacrylate Market Size, Share to expand at 8.40% CAGR through 2027 – Industry Report

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These Classroom Halloween Ideas From Teachers Work For In-Person & Digital Learning

Holidays were so much fun back in elementary school. Do you remember? There were themed activities, fun art, parties, and more. This year, Halloween celebrations may look a bit different for many kids, but there are some things teachers are doing for Halloween this year to make sure kids still have a blast.

“It’s really important to our community to keep the hallmarks of the holistic learning environment going as we work remotely,” Meredith Essalat, elementary school principal and author of The Overly Honest Teacher, tells Romper. Remember all summer when you worried about kids still having the best parts of school, like community engagement and friendship and, yes, themed parties? Well teachers are working tirelessly to figure things out, and are constantly coming up with fun ideas to keep kids happy and engaged — including holidays.

Patty Duncan, an education specialist with more than 30 years of experience

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what to see and by among 250 events across the capital this week





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London Craft Week launches today and offers the opportunity to find something special for your home, with more than 250 events across London involving 350-plus makers.

There are in-person exhibitions showing real objects to see and buy, as well as online options for those not able to get out and about.

Sarah Myerscough Gallery in Barnes taps into the current preoccupations with our homes and with nature in The Natural Room. Pieces are made from slow-grown, organic materials such as wood, jute, sisal, willow and stoneware, which are tactile, sensuous and often sweet smelling.

There’s willow seating by Laura Bacon, anthropomorphic sisal benches and tables by Fernando Laposse, sinuous wooden tile screens by Wycliffe Stutchbury and extraordinary wooden vessels by Nic Webb and Ernst Gamperl. The show is supplemented with a series of in-person maker talks.



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Strategic Ways To Market Your Business Explained By An International Brand Consultant

The 2019 pandemic has led to massive changes across industries writ large and no stranger to these changes has been the brand consulting industry. Prior to the coronavirus, the industry faced favorable conditions economically with boosted spending to meet consumer demand. However, following the national crisis striking, this trend reversed leading the industry’s projected growth to decrease. And with this decrease, has also come a transition within the industry to a more predominant focus on digital services than ever before.

Realizing this transition, international brand consultant Cimone Key has risen to meet the increase in demand by supporting clients seeking to leverage their web presences in the new normal. “Now more than ever, we are seeing a transition where most companies are fully embracing the technology scene. This includes: updates to websites to make them

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Five tips to avoid anxiety during a trip to the dentist

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – As many healthcare services canceled routine care during the height of the pandemic shutdown, most are now back online. Providers like dentists encourage their patients to schedule routine care despite lingering anxious feelings.

Dr. Christine Jones from Coulee Family Dental shared her thoughts on these five tips from the Wisconsin Dental Association:

Ask your dental office about its COVID-19 protocols

If you’re in doubt about the infection-control procedures that your dental office has put in place, do not hesitate to call and ask. Dental staff welcome these questions and will be happy to share what they’re doing differently to keep you safe. Common changes you may hear include more detailed screening, added PPE, limiting waiting room usage and increased sanitization.

Ask for recommendations

As with all good relationships, a doctor-patient relationship should be built on trust. For some, fears such as being overtreated or overbilled

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