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Public School Students “Abused” by Critical Racial Theory Teaching: Carol Swain

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Critical race theory has infiltrated the American public school system, forcing parents to place their children in private institutions, what former college professor Carol Swain described as a form of “abuse” of young people. students on “Fox News Primetime”.

“Whether or not we have children in public schools, we must stand up and fight for the children who are trapped and left behind,” she said. “They also have rights and right now they are being abused by their curriculum.”

Swain celebrated the fact that parents are pulling their children out of public schools, calling it a long overdue “wonderful thing”.

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“I am proud of American parents who take their children out of public schools,” she said. “Parents have just learned something that has lasted a long time.”

The former professor explained that critical race theory not only takes away the root of academia, but creates a “hostile learning environment” for students and teachers.

“When the standards are lowered for minority students, when messages are sent about white privilege and minorities being victims and racism being permanent, that is something that is very damaging,” she said. . “This is not good for America. We have to keep backing down.”

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson noted that this type of indoctrination has been present in his state’s schools at all levels for many years. He pointed out that the CRT runoff is not conspiratorial driven as other politicians have suggested.

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“This is a serious issue that we really need to tackle and our office is doing everything in our power to make it happen,” he said.

The lieutenant governor says he was “demonized” by the left but refuses to give up the fight for the good of teachers and students in need of support.

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Cleanliness campaign at DAV Centenary public school in Mandi: La Tribune India

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An awareness and cleanliness campaign was organized at DAV Centenary Public School, Jawahar Nagar, Mandi. The teachers and the principal cleaned the public places throughout the day in the school premises as well as in the surroundings of Khaliyar. Principal KS Gularia said the main motive for the campaign was to educate students about the importance of cleanliness, which could prevent many illnesses in daily life. It is the responsibility of each citizen to ensure the cleanliness of their environment, he added.

The contest winners celebrated

State-level winners of the Poetry and Poster Design Competition were honored at Sanjauli College by Principal CB Mehta and staff members Devender Sharma and Namita Khagta. The “Why Morals Matters” competition was organized at the state level by St Bede’s College in which almost all colleges in Himachal Pradesh participated and the results were announced recently. In the self-written poetry competition category, Sarvjeet Kaur took first place. In the poster design competition, Ankit Kumar reached the first position at the state level. All three represented Sanjauli College in the competition.

2 university students get a scholarship

Two students from Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, have been selected for Innovation in Pursuit of Science for Inspired Research Fellowships. Neha is pursuing a doctorate in statistics and Jatin is doing his doctorate in agroforestry. A monthly grant of Rs 31,000 will be granted to them for their doctorate, in addition to Rs 20,000 as an annual provident allowance. Jatin studies the influence of fruit trees and crop components. The identification of stable varieties and a predictive model to assess the impact of climate change on apple yield and crop losses in Himachal Pradesh is Neha’s research topic.

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Faribault public school board votes to follow CDC mask guidelines

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In a 5-2 vote tonight, the Faribault Public School Board voted to require masks in schools when transmission rates are above certain levels in accordance with CDC guidelines for schools.

Almost a month ago, the school board adopted COVID-19 protocols that strongly encouraged but did not require masks.

Several people have spoken in favor of the mask requirement and several people have spoken against before the board votes.

It was almost half an hour after the meeting started before the school board meeting began as some members of the public refused to wear a mask.

The school board took two breaks to ask people to mask themselves in the district building in accordance with their COVID-19 protocols.

Eventually, people complied.

The school board also voted to rescind the district incident command committee from establishing COVID protocols at the committee’s request. Superintendent Todd Sesker told the board the 35-person committee hopes to stay in place as an advisory committee.

The ultimate protocols must be implemented by the school board.

Board chair Chad Wolff read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation for schools adopted by the board’s action.

The recommendations were included in the school board kit and are as follows:

Face cover:

For Kindergarten to Grade 12 students, staff, visitors, and volunteers, the CDC Transmission Matrix will be used to determine when masks are highly recommended or required based on the county’s seven-day case rate. Rice per 100,000 inhabitants.

  • Masks will be STRONGLY RECOMMENDED indoors for anyone 5 years of age and older if transmission of COVID-19 in Rice County is “low” (0-9 cases per 100,000 population) or “moderate” (10 -49 cases per 100,000).
  • Masks will be MANDATORY indoors for anyone aged 5 and over, regardless of vaccination status, if transmission is “substantial” (50-99 cases per 100,000) or “high” (greater than or equal to 100 cases per 100,000).

Changes from recommended to required (or vice versa) will be made after case rates remain at the upper (or lower) level for at least seven consecutive days.

Level of transmission Low Moderate Substantial High
Case for 100,000 Spread Spread Spread Spread
0-9.99 10-49.99 50-99.99 ≥100

Table adapted from Center for Disease Control and Prevention

School buses

Wearing a face cover is MANDATORY by all staff and students traveling in school buses and other vehicles as part of educational programs (e.g. other activities, high school athletics, etc.) in accordance with the decree. Federal CDC.

The following face coverings are acceptable:

  • Paper or disposable mask;
  • Face mask made of fabric;
  • Scarf;
  • Neck warmer;
  • Bandana;
  • Religious face cover, and
  • Medical grade masks and respirators.

Council members Richard Olson and Casie Steeves cast the dissenting voices. Olson said he didn’t trust the CDC or the Minnesota Department of Health because they have been “all over” on the matter.

Steeves said trust was not an issue with her, but she felt the best thing for her family was to let them make the decision.

Wolff said ahead of the vote that it was a very difficult decision, but he would vote for the CDC’s recommendations so that students can be as safe as possible and stay in school.

Board member Jerry Robicheau introduced the motion and John Bellingham supported the implementation of the CDC schools recommendations.

Robicheau echoed Wolff in stating that if it saves “a life,” it’s worth it.

Faribault Public School Board at a special meeting. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

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Discover 20 Ways America Has Changed Since September 11

For those of us who lived through September 11, the events of the day will forever be etched in our minds, a terrible tragedy that we cannot forget and that we do not want to forget. Now, two decades later, Stacker looks back on the events of September 11 and many ways the world has changed since then. Using information from news reports, government sources, and research centers, this is a list of 20 aspects of American life that have been forever changed by the events of that day. From language and air travel to our handling of immigration and foreign policy, read on to see how life in the United States was affected by 9/11.
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Debate in Hindi at the Army Public School in Jalandhar Cantt: La Tribune Inde

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Jalandhar: The Western Command Joint Public Schools held a Hindi debate at the Army Public School, Jalandhar Cantt, under the direction of Principal Dr Saksham Singh. Brig. KS Batra, President of the Army Public School, Jalandhar Cantt, honored the occasion. The top five teams from schools of different Western Command formations entered the competition. The subject of the debate was “Swatantrata Prapti Ke Upraant Bharat Nirdharit Lakshayon Ko Paane Mein Safal Raha”. The winners’ trophy was presented by APS, Jalandhar Cantt, who will now represent Western Command in the nationwide debate competition to be held on October 4 at APS, Delhi Cantt. APS’s Shreya Singh was named best speaker for motion, while Kritika from the same school won the award for best speaker against motion. Soumya Singh of APS established himself as the best interjector.

Faculty Development Program

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Production, Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (NITJ), launched an online faculty development program sponsored by the AICTE-ATAL Academy (eFDP) over five days on the “Additive manufacturing: programming, operation and applications”. Professor Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director of NITJ, opened the event via the Google dating platform. This online FDP has been designed to impart knowledge and skills related to additive manufacturing technologies, material and equipment selection and to develop a product using the concept of additive manufacturing. Professor Awasthi focused on the role and applications of these latest technologies in the development of the nation. Various exceptional researchers have agreed to be the speakers for the different technical sessions.

Educational challenges webinar

The Department of Education at Doaba College hosted a webinar on “Education Challenges”. Dr Deepa Kauts, Professor and Head of Education Department, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was the contact person. Dr Kauts emphasized the importance of the Guru in the life of an individual. There used to be an emotional bond between teachers and teachers, which is becoming somewhat loose nowadays. She insisted on the emancipatory role of the teacher who emancipates his students from ignorance, poverty, social taboos and leads to his social and economic mobility.

Puzzle game activity at DIPS

To keep children away from the TV screen and cell phones, DIPS School UE-1 organized a puzzle-solving game activity. The teachers designed a puzzle game on paper and asked the students to solve it. In this activity, students used colors to make it colorful and also solved it. Students solved puzzles related to English and math. Teachers told parents and students that by solving puzzles, IQ level and motor skills are developed. Principal Neelu Bawa remarked that puzzle solving is always a fun activity and students find it exciting. Students learn concepts best in a fun method. Students begin to think logically through puzzles.

55 Apeejay students get jobs

No less than 55 reputable companies have recruited students from the technical campus of the Apeejay Institute of Management and Engineering. The highest compensation package of Rs12 lakh was offered to MBA students and an average package offered was Rs4.5 lakh. Some of the top companies that visited the campus were HDFC Bank, Jaro Education, BYJU’s, ITC, Berger Paints, Trident, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential, Tommy Hilifiger, Aditya Berlia Retail, IDBI First Bank, JK Tires, ICICI Securities, Axis Bank, Exide Industry Ltd. and SBI Life Insurance among many others.

Automatic CAD Technologies Webinar

The Department of Civil Engineering celebrated the first “Industry Day” of the semester. To mark the occasion, a webinar was held to educate staff and students about automotive CAD technologies and their importance in the construction industry. The webinar was moderated by Parminder Singh, Head of Center, CAD Center, Jalandhar. He has over 18 years of field experience and expertise in automatic CAD. He explained the practical application with examples from the field. Dr Rajeev Bhatia, head of the civil engineering department, informed the students about the importance of these software tools in making construction work more precise and efficient.

Best school award

Swami Sant Dass Public School, Jalandhar, won the Best Academic Award – 2021 by the Federation of Private Schools and Associations of Punjab. These awards were organized to recognize the contribution of private schools in the Punjab for the transmission of quality education. No less than 571 schools and 130 school principals in the state were honored. The awards have been organized in various categories such as the best infrastructure, the best digital school, the best academic, the best dynamic director and many more. The function was chaired by Bandaru Dattatreya, governor of Haryana.

Honor to deserving students

In an effort to recognize and commend the hard work of its students, the PCM SD College for Women Management Committee honored deserving office holders and other academics. Deserving students from various fields like BA Honors in Hindi and Sanskrit, BSc Computer Science, BA / BEd, B.Sc Fashion Design, BVoc Fashion Designing, MSc Fashion Designing, BCom and MCom have been honored for their university and other positions. deserving. There were about fifteen gold medalists. TNS

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VYPE DFW Public School Wide Receiver of the Year Fan Poll Winner: Rockwall-Heath Jay Fair

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McCabe spent eight years as a varsity baseball coach at the University of Kansas, but the life of still being on the road as a newlywed wanting to start a family wasn’t exactly what it was for. was waiting. “Coach at D1 level, my main responsibility was to recruit so I was on the road all the time. In my last year of training, I spent over 100 nights in a hotel room. I thought it wasn’t for me. I wanted to be more present and available to my family, so I made the difficult decision to leave coaching for an administrative role. ”In doing so, McCabe landed at Parish Episcopal where he enjoyed watching each program grow and develop into. something big.

What awaits us for 2021-22?

With the 2020-21 season being at an unprecedented time, a lot has changed. Schools had to adapt their daily routines, which meant that everyone else did too: students, teachers, sports departments, coaches and even sports directors. “We’re just hoping to get back to some sense of normalcy,” McCabe said. “I would say last year I was very happy that we were able to complete all of our seasons. Now it was under a lot of restrictions and protocols that we had to follow, but we were able to get through and I was happy about it for our kids. “

With such an out-of-normal experience, it’s easy to look forward to the season ahead. full capacity for outdoor events – for indoor events. Getting back to that environment that we all love to see in athletics. In the end, I’m just delighted to see our athleticism compete again. ”

Aims and strengths of parish athletics

While winning the most matches and championships is important to many people who play sports or work in sports, McCabe says it’s a little different in Parish. “I know hanging banners and winning championships is good – and that will always be our ultimate goal – but honestly, it’s more about the children’s experience. We want to have a positive experience for our children. Which means that we all want them to have an opportunity. “

For McCabe, what’s important is to remember that not every athlete who crosses his path wants to continue working in the sport. In fact, if you talk to many athletes or ask them what they want to specialize in in college, a lot of them have a story about someone in their life who has impacted them so much that they want to make a difference. similar career – many say sports medicine, dentistry, business, and more. “Not all of our athletes aspire to be professionals or play in college,” added McCabe. “Some just like to be with their friends and peers. Some just like to compete. We’re a small school, so we’re not cutting kids and things of that nature, so we want to give them an opportunity.”

Recognizing that some students aspire to play in college and hopefully a professional career, McCabe added that another of Parish Athletics’ key goals is to give their athletes the best chance to do so by providing them with everything they could need to be successful on and off the court or the court. “We try to bring together the best coaching staff possible, provide the best equipment and facilities, and we try to provide the best possible environment for them to thrive.”

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To be a department that continues to provide great experiences for its students, it takes a lot of hard work and determination on the part of everyone involved. There is no doubt that McCabe continues to go above and beyond for parish athletics as well as for any students who cross his path – because of that you can see the highlights as soon as you walk through the gym doors or the doors. the fields. For McCabe, the strengths of parish athletics can be summed up in one word: “Resilience.”

“We are one of the smaller TAPPS 6A schools and we compete in this division, so our children had a choice to make: we could either make every excuse to be a smaller school with fewer children playing against bigger schools that beat on us OR we can figure out how to get harder in terms of skills, in the weight room, mentally and all around figuring out how to do it. “

That his athletes continued to show the resilience to play against bigger schools is something McCabe could be very proud of. “Since switching to 6A, all of our teams have been competitive in all areas. I’m most proud of it. “

Best memories and benefits of work

“Personally, having the opportunity to be the athletic director and support 22 programs is the best,” McCabe told VYPE. “First and foremost, I will always be just grateful for this opportunity.” Working for a sports program like Parish where all the athletes show up every day with the determination to succeed can bring back many great memories. McCabe can share some of his favorite memories between athletic achievements and professional achievements. “Professionally: Seeing as much success as I’ve been able to see with all of our programs; it doesn’t just mean wins and losses. I feel like we’ve grown stronger in my nine years. I think that we hired better coaches and improved our facilities. Honestly, we approved in all areas. “

“Of course there are teams that have done special things over the years,” McCabe said as he entered the sporting event aspect of his favorite memories, “but I don’t think he is. just identify one or the other because I think collectively they all did a great job. Everyone got better. “

With so many fond memories, it’s not hard to see the benefits of coming to work every day. “First, I love sports, so I can come to work every day and do something I love. Second, I help kids do something they love and have a passion for. that there are a lot of administrative tasks that I do throughout the day, I can also attend all their training and games. I can watch them succeed. I become a big fan. It is a lot of fun because honestly , I don’t feel like coming to work; I feel like coming to play every day. “

Learn from students

When you work in education, whether as a teacher or working to improve the lives of athletes in a school, one of your main jobs is to help teach students. Teaching them doesn’t necessarily mean talking about basic subjects like math, science, history, etc., but it can also be about life. At the end of the day, you realize that as much as you have taught the students, they are teaching you too. This turned out to be true for McCabe.

“I’m going to talk about it like since the pandemic hit because seeing everything through their eyes is different,” McCabe began. “As an administrator, we need to put protocols in place and do whatever we can to keep everyone safe while continuing to move an event or game forward. However, it’s interesting to watch the kids navigate through this because they’re still just kids and they’re going to do what we tell them. They probably don’t like wearing masks, but they do anyway. What’s interesting is the fact that they’re still kids at the heart of everything: they ‘they keep talking, they keep playing, they joke and they still do whatever they normally would – they just do it within the parameters that we gave them. “

With the ability to keep having fun even despite what will surely go down in history as one of the toughest seasons, athletes across the country have had a lot to teach the adults around them. “What I learned is that maybe I highlighted the pandemic on its impact on me, my family and the sports department, it’s refreshing to see the kids behaving as normally as they are. can act. It’s a reminder that at the end of the day, you have to do what you have to do to keep moving forward. “

The Episcopal Parish School as well as the sports department will continue to move forward this year as well as many years to come thanks to the resilience of their students, but also thanks to strong people in leadership like Brett McCabe.

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Windy City Revival: How One FM Transformed Chicago’s Public School Facilities

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Clarence Carson reorganized the management of facilities in Chicago public schools. The results were a more efficient operation and happier occupants.






Clarence Carson was only acting as an involved parent when his young daughter appointed him PTA treasurer at his small Chicago school. He had no idea Kristina was putting him on a career path he never saw coming.

“I went from treasurer of PTA to director of facilities (CFO) in the third largest school district in the country,” says Carson.

The path was not so easy. But Carson’s experience in building and managing facilities, combined with his successful efforts to lead the necessary upgrades in an aging small school, caught the attention of Chicago Public School (CPS) officials who wanted that he transforms an entire neighborhood as he did for Kristina. school, McDade Classical, in the South District of Chicago.

“I was looking for a rock star, knowing that facilities management was a major vulnerability for the school district,” says Arnie Rivera, then COO at CPS. “Clarence did not apply and had no interest. I looked for it. I don’t think he was in a real rush to do it.

On the radar

CPS was in a bad spot when Rivera was hired as COO in February 2018. The district was receiving tons of bad publicity and its reputation was in tatters.

“Three weeks into my tenure as COO, things exploded,” says Rivera, now director of administration and equity at Navy Pier in Chicago. “(We had) front page stories about school filth, and I was like, we can’t have this. It cannot be a major vulnerability point for our district.

The CFO position at CPS was a revolving door, which didn’t help matters. At least four different people have held the position since 2014, “none of them had experience in facility management,” says Rivera.

This was a great opportunity for Carson, who had a solid background in facilities management, starting with his education at Michigan State University, where he studied construction and facility management, and earned a master’s degree in facility management. construction with a minor in urban renewal planning. After graduating, he worked for years in the private and public sectors, mainly in Chicago.

“It’s not a huge nationwide degree program. It’s pretty rare and I was the only minority, non-white student in my undergrad and the only one of two Americans in my graduate program, ”says Carson, who sits on the board of the alumni council. state for the construction management program and created a mentoring program for African-American students in college. “It’s something I really wanted to do. I followed the progress on campus. I worked at the physical factory as a carpenter and ended up being a project manager, actually managing construction projects on campus. As part of the graduate program, I was a teaching assistant and graduate assistant.

Carson’s involvement in his daughter’s school couldn’t have been more timely. As Rivera settled into his new role, Carson impressed district leaders with the work he did at McDade and two other small CPS schools, where he led renovations to expand schools to teach until in the 8th year from the 6th year. To sell the projects, Carson focused on communication between parents, students, faculty, and staff, and ultimately pushed his proposals through.

“At the time, they told me it could never be done,” Carson says. “I established a quote, design schedule and overall plan, and conducted a survey of all students and staff, administration and nearby community as well as community leaders. I was able to put us all on the same page about how school should work.

The projects have turned heads.

“After the presentation (to Dade), the chairman of the board looked at me and said, ‘Who are you?’ and I just said ‘I’m a dad trying to help school,’ ”Carson says.

All three projects were approved in May 2018, and over the next month CPS set their sights on Carson for a larger role, offering him the role of CFO.

“They said they wanted me to do what I did in these schools, listen to the principals, listen to the teachers, listen to the community and take a thoughtful approach to building management and building improvements, and” we would like you to do this for all of our buildings, ”Carson says.

Task

CPC faces many challenges that public school districts face, such as lack of funding and significant deferred maintenance backlogs. At CPS, deferred maintenance totals reach $ 3.5 billion and many of its buildings are 80 years or older.

In a neighborhood of 600 campuses and 1,300 buildings covering 69 million square feet and serving 355,000 students and 50,000 faculty and staff, changing lanes can take some time.

Carson’s main challenge was to regain control of facilities management, which was outsourced to large vendors in a business model known as the Integrated Facilities Management model.

“One of the main areas that I saw that needed improvement was all of our services in the facilities department,” Carson said. “We ran into several issues where some of our district’s top complaints were with the facilities department, ranging from pest control issues, cleanliness of facilities, response to building repairs, and delays. These are major issues that I was familiar with as a parent in the community. “

After asking district directors about how they thought the facilities department was working, Carson contacted schools near and far to determine what the best approach was. The district has finally adopted a model facilities management office, which will come into full effect in October when existing contracts with suppliers expire.

While CPS will continue to rely on third-party companies for tasks such as cleaning within the district, Carson has expanded the infrastructure within the department, adding directors and managers so that district leaders have more monitoring.

“Based on this model, I was able to change the staffing within our department,” says Carson. “When I first came here, there was mainly a facility manager, an operations manager, and that was it. This naturally did not relate to the key services within our ministry, and it did not create the pillars of leadership in each of these areas. I have reorganized our department and created several new positions to help us be successful.

Carson has added new positions such as directors of environmental safety and directors of energy and sustainability, as well as senior staff in staffing operations, project controls, project management and logistics. .

“We’re going to grow this team, have longer tentacles and provide even more control, more transparency, through direct control over contracts through our departments,” said Carson.




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Oklahoma State University named among Best Public Schools in U.S. News and Global Report

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Oklahoma State University has maintained its strong position among the Top 100 Public Schools over the past American News and World ReportThe list of top university rankings is released this week.

In the overall category of top national university, OSU tied for 187 out of nearly 400 schools, both public and private. OSU ranked even higher – 96th – as best public school. As a Best Value School, OSU is ranked 156th, overtaking the University of Oklahoma (# 177) and the University of Texas (# 186).

The largest increase for the university came in the Best Colleges for Veterans category, where OSU has gained 24 spots from 2021. OSU now sits 121st in this category.

OSU comes in second in the Big 12 Conference behind Kansas State University in the A-Plus Schools for B Students category. This category is compiled according to a number of criteria, including ranking in the top three-quarters of all of the best colleges. Another is having an average retention rate of 75 percent or more in first grade, among other things. In the A Plus Schools for B Students category, OSU placed 53rd overall.

For undergraduate rankings, OSU’s Spears School of Business is tied for 84th overall in business school rankings and 32nd for its entrepreneurship program.

OSU’s undergraduate engineering program ranks 96th overall, and the computer science undergraduate program is tied for 154th.

American News and World Report is the world authority in education rankings. In its 37th year, the ranking assesses more than 1,400 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

To see the American News and World Report Ranking of the best colleges 2022, go to okla.st/2022rankings.

In other ranking news, Princeton Review lists OSU as one of best colleges in the western region.


This press release was produced by Oklahoma State University. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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UM named best public school in the state for English and history – Shelby County Reporter

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By NEAL WAGNER | Special to journalist

MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo is the best college in the state for English majors and the best university in Alabama for history majors, according to the recently released Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges rankings.

The ranking compared the best English programs in Alabama. UM ranked first in the list of combined public and private higher education institutions.

UM was also named the best public university in the state for majors in history in the 2022 ranking, in a list comparing all public and private universities in the state.

The ranking of the best colleges was based on key statistics such as the graduation rate, program demand, faculty-to-student ratio, student ratings, and data from the US Department of Education.

“I am delighted to see such an affirmation for these programs as well as recognition of the dedication of English and history teachers,” said Dr Ruth Truss, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UM.

“These professors focus on student success and build on that success through traditional and innovative course offerings, from medieval literature to graphic novels, from the Renaissance to digital history,” Truss said. “Regardless of the course details, the common element is that the faculty constantly encourages students to develop and refine their critical thinking, research and communication skills, thus preparing students for the careers they choose. continue.

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University of Montevallo: University of Montevallo named best public school in the state for English and History

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September 17, 2021

The University of Montevallo is the state’s top university for English majors and Alabama’s top public university for history majors, according to the recently released Niche.com 2022 ranking of top colleges.

The ranking compared the best English language programs in Alabama, and UM topped the list for combined public and private higher education institutions.

UM was also named the best public university in the state for majors in history in the 2022 ranking, in a list comparing all public and private universities in the state.

The ranking of the best colleges was based on key statistics such as graduation rate, program demand, faculty-to-student ratio, student ratings, and data from the US Department of Education.

“I am delighted to see such an affirmation for these programs as well as recognition of the dedication of English and history teachers,” said Dr Ruth Truss, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UM. “These professors focus on student success and build on that success through both traditional and innovative course offerings, from medieval literature to graphic novels, from Renaissance to digital history. Regardless of course details. the common element is that the faculty constantly encourages students to develop and refine their critical thinking, research and communication skills, thereby preparing students for the careers they choose to pursue. “

The University of Montevallo is the state’s top university for English majors and Alabama’s top public university for history majors, according to the recently released Niche.com 2022 ranking of top colleges.

The ranking compared the best English language programs in Alabama, and UM topped the list for combined public and private higher education institutions.

UM was also named the best public university in the state for majors in history in the 2022 ranking, in a list comparing all public and private universities in the state.

The ranking of the best colleges was based on key statistics such as graduation rate, program demand, faculty-to-student ratio, student ratings, and data from the US Department of Education.

“I am delighted to see such an affirmation for these programs as well as recognition of the dedication of English and history teachers,” said Dr Ruth Truss, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UM. “These professors focus on student success and build on that success through both traditional and innovative course offerings, from medieval literature to graphic novels, from Renaissance to digital history. Regardless of course details. the common element is that the faculty constantly encourages students to develop and refine their critical thinking, research and communication skills, thereby preparing students for the careers they choose to pursue. “


This press release was produced by University of Montevallo. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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Staff Shortages in Public Schools, HUD Flood Prone Homes and Surfside Update

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Public schools face staffing shortages in South Florida as the return of children to class coincides with a wave of coronavirus.

The debate on masks for students continues. And now staff shortages are affecting everything from transportation to dining rooms.

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The Palm Beach Post reported the first week of class in one district this year there was a shortage of teachers and substitute teachers. In an effort to retain substitute teachers and bus drivers, districts are increasing salaries.

Sonja Isger covers education for the Palm Beach Post and says there are several things that have led to this shortage.

“I think the first thing we need to remember is that in this pandemic we are seeing staff shortages that are happening across all industries. And then, on top of that, I think mostly in Florida, what you saw was heightened concern about the health issues brought on by the more contagious delta variant and the prospect of returning to classrooms this fall for the first time. times that were fully populated by students, ”Isger said.“ This is the first time that every student has been asked to return to class, so I think health issues were probably the key to the increase in numbers. and shortages. “

Scott Travis covers education for the Sun Sentinel and said bus shortages are also major issues in our area, noting that school districts have had to double routes for many drivers.

“It’s been a real mess this year, especially in the first few weeks of the school year,” Travis said. “They had kids that sometimes waited hours for the buses, and then they walked to their bus stop, then the bus driver wouldn’t be there at the normal time. And then they end up being an hour too late for it. school or they don’t come home until seven at night.

NPR HUD Survey

a NPR survey found that the Federal Housing Department disproportionately sells homes to people in flood-prone areas, many of whom were unaware they were buying these properties in flood-prone areas.

While buying a home in a flood-prone area may seem unappealing to some, Roger Pardo, a registered brokerage firm to sell homes with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, told WLRN the homes were selling for enough. quickly.

“A lot of the time, we already have 10 clients here and their agent tells us that I already have an offer that is 20, 30 or 40% higher than the asking price and all in cash,” Pardo said.

WLRN reporters Danny Rivero and Jenny Staletovich examined HUD properties in flood-prone areas in South Florida. Over 230 are located in South Florida.

“So HUD basically guarantees government guaranteed loans, so if you get a loan from [Veterans Affairs], from Fannie Mae, HUD provides insurance to the mortgage company, ”Staletovich said. “If your house is foreclosed, the bank can either sell it or go back to HUD to claim their insurance. And then HUD now owns this property.

Rivero added that there were several reasons NPR wanted to specifically look at HUD homes in flood-prone areas.

“NPR was interested in this because it’s not a much talked about or heavily publicized program, but there are thousands and tens of thousands, in fact, of homes across the country. countries that are part of it, ”Rivero said.

Update on the south building of the Champlain towers in Surfside

It has been almost three months since the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside.

TO municipal commission meeting this week, dozens of people came to urge leaders to consider moving the city’s community center to where the collapsed condominium was located – or keeping the center where it is now. There is also opposition to the proposal.

Commissioners said they opposed moving the community center out of the heart of the city. Some have suggested getting state or federal governments to buy the property and then build a memorial there. And the mayor believes the plan will not go forward without a referendum, which seems unlikely.

The commission and residents are exploring alternative locations to build a memorial for the 98 people who lost their lives in June.

WLRN’s Veronica Zaragovia joined the program to discuss the uncertain future of the Champlain Towers South Condo collapse site.

“A Surfside resident who had a unit in the South Champlain Tower suggested using a park on 88th Street,” Zaragovia said. “Miami Beach has also offered a park space, but the overwhelming opinion that I hear again and again is the need for a memorial on this land where people have died.”

University of Miami fans saved cat from frightening fall

The furry feline fell but was caught by an American flag held by football fans during the University of Miami home game at Hard Rock Stadium last Saturday.

Isabella Didio is the editor-in-chief of Miami Hurricane, the University of Miami student newspaper.

She was in the stadium, a few blocks away when it happened, and wrote about viral kitten rescue.

“It’s so fair that they saved the cat by using an American flag. And honestly, when they waved the cat, everyone applauded, ”Didio said. “I felt like everyone in the stadium was united and together, so it was quite appropriate.

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