💻 What we learned about online learning

💻 What we learned about online learning

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5 things to know today

🗳 Coverage of the 2020 presidential election keeps coming back to Westmoreland County. Why? Because places like it are increasingly crucial to President Donald Trump’s chances at a second term. (CNN / The New York Times)

🚨 Take a look at this easy-to-use breakdown of 10 problems with policing and 10 possible solutions. Then take a look at this video about skateboarding’s role in this summer’s movement against police violence. (PublicSource)

🏗 The fight over Froggy’s is headed to court. In July, the city’s planning commission rejected a demolition request for the building that once housed the historic restaurant and bar. The developer is now appealing that decision in a bid to make way for a 30-story office and residential tower, a move vigorously opposed by local preservationists. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

🎓 California, Clarion, and Edinboro universities could be merged into one “academic powerhouse” under a new plan meant to offset rising costs and declining enrollments by combining the schools. (TribLIVE)

📊 Current COVID-19 totals: Allegheny County (13,672 cases), Pennsylvania (177,520 cases), and the United States (8 million cases).

5 things to make you smile

🌶 Totally random question from Heinz: If they combined Buffalo sauce and ranch dressing, what would you call it? (Heinz Ketchup on Twitter)

💧 The main Emsworth lock is cool. But it might be even cooler without water. See for yourself. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

✍️ Showing some love to Pittsburgh author John Edgar Wideman with the #WidemanChallenge, a push to get more people sharing and elevating his work. (Pittsburgh Current)

💛 Wiz Khalifa, Donnie Iris, Day Bracey, and Anti-Flag will join forces for an all-star benefit concert to feed families in need. (Beaver County Times)

🍝 Tomorrow is National Pasta Day. Celebrate with these Pittsburgh pros. (WPXI)

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Tips for online learning.

What we learned about remote learning

On Wednesday, an all-star panel of educators told us how to make the most of online learning this year. They shared:

  • Tips for working from home as a family
  • Tips for student socialization in a physically distanced era
  • The latest on efforts to close technology gaps
  • Info on remote learning’s Pittsburgh roots … and much more

Find video of the one-hour panel, sponsored by Pa. Cyber Charter School, here.

We hope it helps. Let us know what you think in the comments.


🎃 Pull up to this free drive-in showing of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "Hocus Pocus" (Verona)

🎤 Hear “smart talk about stuff that matters” with the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival at home — multiple dates (Online)


🚘 Drive along the zoo's Trick-Or-Treat Trail with this drive-thru ZooBoo experience — multiple dates (Highland Park)

👟 Hear a story about the life of Mister Rogers then create your own Mister Rogers craft (Online)


🌱 Snag a new house plant at this Pittsburgh Botanic Garden pop-up shop with timed tickets purchased in advance (Oakdale)

🎭 See a stage adaptation of the National Book Award-winning novel Mockingbird from home (Online)

❓ Join Dirty Gertie and prove your Pittsburgh bona fides with this yinzer trivia event and GASP fundraiser (Online)

😋 Pig out at the first PGH Asian BBQ showcase, led by Roger Li of The Parlor Dim Sum, with timed tickets ... and don't forget a mask (Lawrenceville)


📌 Share your thoughts on the best ways to rebuild our economy with this Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh event (Online)

One more thing …

Enjoy your weekend, you’ve earned it. We’ll see you back here on Tuesday.

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