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Facebook steps up fight against fake news

September 19, 2016

Facebook says it is working to fight the spread of fake news on its platform after false stories claiming the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy and that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was backing Hillary Clinton appeared among its “trending topics.” The trending section is supposed to include news stories that are popular among users, but the algorithms used to determine their selection have backfire

Maryland school district showcases computer science education at all levels

September 19, 2016

To visit the Charles County Public Schools in southern Maryland, about an hour outside of Washington, D.C., is to get a sense of what computer science education may look like nationwide in the near future. "Charles County Public Schools has been a leader in providing STEM education for its students," said Kimberly Hill, CCPS superintendent.

CyberBullying and Schools

September 18, 2016

Some schools have developed policies on uses of technology that may affect the child’s online behavior in and out of the classroom. Ask the school if they have developed a policy. You and some other parents and community leaders can work together to find resources and interested individuals if there is none.

Quit crabbing: Obama creates major no-go zone for fishermen in the Atlantic

September 16, 2016

President Barack Obama has created a 4,900 square mile no-go zone for commercial fishing and other activity off the coast of New England as the first-ever Atlantic marine monument, a move loudly hailed by many environmentalists, but drawing strong protests from the fishing industry as well as causing discomfort among some prominent Democratic politicians whose constituents  are affected.