Study: Pandemic Prompts More Teachers to Consider Early Retirement or New Career
Since COVID-19 spread, teachers experienced even higher levels of stress and burnout than before the pandemic. This in turn has raised concerns about a potential exodus of teachers as well as teacher shortages, reducing teachers’ commitment to remain in the classroom.
‘Roe’ Hangs in Balance as Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Mississippi Abortion Arguments On Dec. 1
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled Dec. 1, 2021, oral arguments for the term’s most significant abortion case—Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Mississippi lawsuit aims squarely at the heart of the landmark Roe v. Wade precedent that has prohibited total abortion bans across the United States since 1973.
COVID-19 Has Killed More Mississippians Than the Great Influenza Pandemic
More Mississippians have now died from COVID-19 than died during the entirety of the Great Influenza pandemic that lasted from 1918 to 1919. The Mississippi State Department of Health reports that it has now confirmed at least 9,270 coronavirus deaths in the state since the novel coronavirus arrived in spring 2020.