Here’s how sports and education work well together

Globally, a sport as an industry has a unifying appeal. The sports industry boasts of a dynamic appeal that many other, even bigger industries look at with envy. It has the power to define nations as a whole. Sports offer a perfect opportunity to explore scientific concepts such as force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. For many students school-organised sports play an important role in their academic and social experiences. Every school has sports embedded in their curriculum as they understand the importance of physical health and activity. However, the…

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IDC FOUNDER URIEL REICHMAN RECEIVES AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, Prof. Uriel Reichman, president and founder of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, set out on an adventure. He sought to fulfill his dream of establishing a new type of academic institution: a non-profit, private university that calls for freedom and responsibility – the freedom for self-fulfillment, alongside the responsibility for other beings in society. “I am not sure I would embark on this journey if I knew the difficulties and challenges I was to encounter,” said Reichman, who in November received an award from the Council for Higher…

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Tech Forward: Liberal Arts Education in a Technological University

Michigan Technological University’s thought leaders share their ideas to prepare students and the University for a rapidly changing future. David Hemmer, dean of the College of Sciences and Arts, explains the importance of the liberal arts to the University’s success. Michigan Tech is often called an “engineering school.” So why should it value and support a dynamic College of Sciences and Arts (CSA)? The easy answer is to teach engineering students foundational math and science classes. But what then of the social sciences, arts and humanities? “Our engineers need to…

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Pupils at Telford school enjoy glimpse of future tech

It is the second day the 35-tonne Titan II is available at the Holy Trinity Academy in Priorslee, and pupils got to grips with virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics and more. The lorry is full of headsets and consoles as well as top-of-the-range machines including 3D printers, and pupils enjoyed their glimpse of the future yesterday. The school’s deputy head Amanda Welsh said: “The day went really well. We’ve had children from Year 7 all the way through to Year 11 going in for the hand-on activities. “The kids all…

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John Danes joins Southeast Board of Education

“Anything we can do to improve kids’ education and contributing to the continuous improvement of the schools,” are John Danes’ goals as the newest Southeast Board of Education member. Danes, a 1985 Southeast graduate, was sworn in to office on Monday. He said two of his children grew up in the district and graduated from Southeast. Meanwhile, his nephew, who lives with him, just entered high school and his wife is also a district alumna. Danes is vice president of operations for Kent Elastomer Products, where has worked since 1987.…

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Investigation finds middle school council violated education law

Jessie Clark Middle School’s decision making council and teachers will have to get training as a result of a violation of Kentucky education law. The decision was released in a Nov. 15 report from the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability, obtained by the Herald-Leader under the Kentucky Open Records Act. The OEA, Kentucky’s education watchdog, monitors the elementary and secondary system in the state. School councils are made up of teachers, parents and administrators and are at the center of a statewide debate as to whether they should continue to…

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Students honored by Career Tech Center

FLORENCE — A senior at Central High School and a senior from Brooks High School have been honored by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in the month of November. Gary Dan Williams, director of the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Williams said students from throughout the Lauderdale County School System are recognized for their…

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Boston’s First-Ever Education Chief Leaves His Position

Boston’s first education chief left his position on Wednesday. Rahn Dorsey — who has served in the position since 2014 when Mayor Martin Walsh first tapped him for the role — is stepping down due to personal reasons “and in anticipation of the need to address family matters in 2019,” Walsh’s office said in a statement. “It has been an honor to serve the Walsh Administration and, more importantly, Boston’s young people, educators and families,” Dorsey said in the statement. “I look forward to supporting efforts to guarantee all of Boston’s children…

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How much was a vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education races?

How much was a single vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education elections? Maybe $3? $5? Even $8? Those races gained increased visibility courtesy of generous donors who contributed more than $250,000 to 10 candidates vying for positions that hold little power. In one race, the second-place finisher raised more than $66,000 and received about 8,500 votes. That amounted to nearly $8 per vote. The winner in the Ward 1 race spent about $3 per vote, while the third-place finisher spent more than $5 for every vote she…

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