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Big N.J. school district will be back in person 5 days a week by end of April. Here’s how.

One of New Jersey’s largest school districts is aiming for five days per week of classroom instruction in most buildings by month’s end.

Students in Woodbridge resumed a hybrid schedule on March 1 after more than three months of all-remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools Superintendent Robert Zega said Friday that progress has been made in the past five weeks.

“We are happy to report that we finally have most of our schools back to 5 days of instruction. Those schools that are not back to 5 days will be hopefully back to 5 days very, very shortly,”

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We compare two big web builders

The past few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of website builders, as more and more people claim their spots on the internet. But when it comes to knowing which one to pick, it can be confusing. Do you go with the builder sold by your domain broker or website host, or do you choose a builder known for beautiful design? If you choose the former (and we recommend that), Squarespace and WordPress are two of the biggest options out there for easy-to-use website building tools, along with extensive blogging and ecommerce features. However, which one should you

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Small-town design service makes big impact

Cori Peterson sat down for his sixth-grade programming class at South Winneshiek School and his interest in computer coding and programming was instantaneous. 
“I often compare my experience to someone that can pick up an instrument and just play it,” said the Iroc Web Design Services owner. “I sat down at the computer and understood what the code did and how it worked.” 
Working part-time as a radio announcer at KDEC in Decorah in 1994, Peterson also attended NICC, where he said he tried to “take all the computer courses I could.” Eventually he was offered full-time employment at the
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Nike’s New Silicon Valley CEO Has Big Plans. Can Nike Follow Through?

  • Under new CEO John Donahoe, Nike is transforming into a tech-first direct-to-consumer brand. 
  • The journey has been paved with executive exits, layoffs, and soaring digital sales.
  • Some former employees are doubtful Nike can make the change or is playing to its strengths.
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In January 2020, just days before the coronavirus pandemic would engulf the world, John Donahoe took the helm at Nike.

The former eBay and ServiceNow CEO had a bold mission to transform Nike from a marketing-first company into a technology juggernaut. Instead of selling shoes primarily in stores, Nike

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Special report: Congress eyes big bucks for tiny computer chips

As bad as the coronavirus-induced disruptions to semiconductor supply lines have been, the future could hold even bigger problems if reliance on overseas chip fabrication plants is not changed, many observers worry. The next disruption could be caused by another pandemic, a natural disaster, a trade dispute or a shooting war, they say.

“In some ways, the auto chip shortage is the canary in the coal mine,” Tarun Chhabra, the National Security Council’s senior director for technology and national security, said in an interview.

Economic, security lifeblood

Besides energy, semiconductors are arguably the most important category of products in the

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‘Big burden’ for schools trying to give kids internet access

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools, educators had to figure out how to get kids online. Fast.

In a patchwork approach born of desperation, they scrounged wireless hot spots, struck deals with cable companies and even created networks of their own.

With federal relief money and assistance from state governments and philanthropists, they have helped millions of students get online for distance learning. Still, a year into the pandemic, millions of others remain without internet because of financial hurdles and logistical difficulties in getting students what they need.

There will soon be more money for schools to provide internet,

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