The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 11st, 2018 night edition

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Educators fired after mocking autistic student in audio recording.

BATON ROUGE- A Hope Academy school employee was fired and another will be terminated when school lets out for the summer after an audio recording captured them saying inappropriate things about a special needs student.

Davis, who spoke with WBRZ and shared the recording Tuesday, said she was alarmed at what she discovered.

"To think that I had sent my son there every day, and what had happened before, that I didn't know about.".

At least two adults in a classroom identified as a teacher and a teacher's aide are heard saying horrible things to the student and talking about him.

Apparently, a parent sent a student to school with a recording device in his/her backpack.

The recording appears to be a compilation of audio clips, many of which involve private conversations between two adults with no other persons/children present. »

Mark Zuckerberg has been apologizing for reckless privacy violations since he was a freshman

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Fifteen years and many billions of dollars later, Zuckerberg is one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world.

And he again finds himself hauled before a disciplinary body, this time the United States Congress, in order to once again apologize for reckless conduct and cavalier violations of privacy.

And odds are that, once again, he will not face any concrete consequences beyond a solemn promise to do better. »

Sustained benefits of delaying school start time on adolescent sleep and well-being

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Conclusions Delaying school start time can result in sustained benefits on sleep duration, daytime alertness, and mental well-being even within a culture where trading sleep for academic success is widespread.

For example, recently, a secondary school in Hong Kong agreed to delay its start time, but only by 15 min.

A total of 375 students (~23 per cent) from grades 7–10 (mean age ± SD = 14.6 ± 1.15 years) participated at baseline. »

‘Get ready Russia’: Trump announces Syrian missile strike on Twitter against ‘Gas Killing Animal’ Assad

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he would soon be launching a missile strike against Syria — and warned Russia to back off from retaliating.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” Trump wrote.

“Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”. »

The Expanse returns, bringing its ambitious sci-fi back to Syfy

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Wednesday, April 11.

The Expanse (Syfy, 9 p.m.): Three seasons in, The Expanse remains that all-too-rare creature, a smart and sophisticated space opera also willing to let monsters rip apart the hulls of ships.

Conan Without Borders: Italy (TBS, 10 p.m.): Conan O’Brien sets off on another of his signature trips abroad, this time to Italy. »