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We are in the midst of a crisis within a crisis — the COVID-19 pandemic and the moral outrage unleashed by the horrendous, senseless death of George Floyd. Former President Barack Obama eloquently described this moment in time:

At-home Advanced Placement testing not without issues

Taking an Advanced Placement (AP) test can be challenging. Experiencing technical difficulties while trying to submit a test is another issue. Last week, more than 10,000 high-school students nationwide ran into technical problems while taking their exams. Students were unable to submit their responses due to the inability to upload images.

Encinal High School seni​or Rawabi Ali picks up her cap and gown at Encinal High School on May 9. Students received their diplomas from staff of Jostens, a company that produces college and high school class rings, yearbooks and other graduation products. A virtual ceremony was held May 26 at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex where students had their walks across the stage recorded for posterity.

The City of Alameda is currently soliciting donations from the community to help those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At its May 19 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the “Alameda Strong” community relief fund. The fund, which will be financed solely by community donations, will provide grants to small businesses, nonprofits and renters financially affected by the shelter-in-place order due to the coronavirus. 

Doing our part; Caring for others; We’re Alameda Strong

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