Off the Radar December 2020

KC Virtual Learning

While Blue Valley Schools are supposed to return to in-person learning in the winter, The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools Board of Education decided to postpone their in-person learning until the spring.

According to KCTV5, the district voted for instructional staff to return March 22, 2021 and students April 5, 2021.

KCKPS Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Edwin Birch said there are concerns for the teachers with health issues as well as the increase of COVID cases.

Having been virtual since the beginning of the school year, the district has asked parents for feedback in order to assess areas that require additional improvements.

Elliot Page

“Juno” star Elliot Page came out as transgender Dec. 1 via social media, now going by the pronouns he/they.

Several celebrities commented on the post, elating their joy for The Umbrella Academy actor.

“I love you Elliot and I’m so proud of you,” Boogie Nights star Julianne Moore commented.

“Elliot rules!” singer Miley Cyrus wrote.

Currently, Page has asked for patience and privacy, noting the discrimination trans people go through every day.

“To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”

VP Senior Staff Picks

Yesterday Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced three of her top positions will be held by women, including Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff.

“Together with the rest of my team, today’s appointees will work to get this virus under control, open our economy responsibly and make sure it lifts up all Americans, and restore and advance our country’s leadership around the world,” Harris said in a statement.

Others that will serve on Harris’ team is Rohini Kosoglu as domestic policy adviser and Nancy McEldowney as national security advisor.