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Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

Balt. City Schools report positive COVID-19 results; Pro-slavery assignment at NC elementary school

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City Schools is reporting 13 positive COVID-19 results following pooled testing on staff and students. 

 

City school officials released a statement on Monday in regard to the test results, " As part of our safety protocols to prevent COVID spread, City Schools proactively conducts weekly asymptomatic pooled testing on staff and students that informs us if there is an individual in a learning pod that is positive.

Last week the district conducted 253 pooled tests on approximately 3,290 people. This yielded 13 positive results. This does not mean every student in a pod has COVID-19. Rather, it is most likely that a single person in the pool had COVID. If there is one person in each positive pool with COVID, that would result in a positivity rate of about .5%."

 

 

Dr. Kaye also discusses an alarming assignment given to 4th graders at a school North Carolina. 

 

Click below to hear the conversation. 

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Today With Dr. Kaye: 3/16/21- Hour 2

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and the award-winning author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis; a featured Public Commentator for WYPR and Op-Ed columnist for the Baltimore Sun; a K-12 master teacher in African American History; an award-winning curriculum writer and lesson plan developer; an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.