• Online School

    Carlton teen uses online school to expand extracurricular activities

    She started with competitive dance and as the years went on she started to get more into musical theater. It started at the age of 9 when her dance teacher Matthew Wagner encouraged her to sing and gave her a singing dance solo. “That’s when I really fell in love with musical theater,” Abrianna, a sophomore in Carlton, said. Wagner encouraged Abrianna to audition for a part for “Into the Woods” at the Duluth Playhouse. “I got in and it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before,” she said. “It was truly magical, so I wanted to stick with it.” Abrianna Schmidt Abrianna and her parents quickly learned that “sticking…

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  • Education

    Extra pay for non-White teachers ‘racist,’ an attempt to return to ‘something dangerous’: education activist

    Education activist Cynthia Garrett blasted a Minnesota school board’s policy to provide extra pay to non-White teachers who mentor other non-White teachers as “completely racist” Wednesday on “The Ingraham Angle.” “It’s completely racist,” Garrett told guest host Sean Duffy. ” … It’s such liberal policy disguised as ‘we care about you’ feel-good BS. And it’s an attempt to return to something dangerous.” MINNESOTA MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL ELIMINATE ‘F’S TO COMBAT ‘SYSTEMIC RACISM’ The retention strategy for American Indian educators and other educators of color is meant “to reduce isolation and increase opportunity for collegial support,” according to the policy. Garrett related the story of Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old Black New…

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  • Jobs

    Best careers for remote jobs in 2022

    As Americans demand better benefits and work-life balance, employers are realizing that offering employees permanently-remote opportunities will help fill those job openings that are in desperate need of filling. A new report from Ziply Fiber says that companies that do not offer remote work in 2022 will see a 30% rise in quit rates, KTVX reports. Due to this future forecasted trend, Ziply Fiber analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics amongst other resources to determine the best jobs and places for remote work in 2022. Emergency crews working to recover body after trench collapse in Grain Valley Here are the best jobs for remote work that require…

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  • Science

    Hollywood Can Take On Science Denial; Don’t Look Up Is a Great Example

    On a recent morning, in Lower Manhattan, 20 scientists, including me, gathered for a private screening of the new film Don’t Look Up, followed by lunch with the film’s director, Adam McKay. The film’s plot is simple. An astronomy graduate student, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), and her professor, Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), discover a new comet and realize that it will strike the Earth in six months. It is about nine kilometers across, like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. The astronomers try to alert the president, played by Meryl Streep, to their impending doom. “Let’s just sit tight and assess,” she says, and an…

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  • Exchange Student

    Exchange Club hosts deaf and hard of hearing student program | Quincy Public Schools

    QUINCY — The Quincy Exchange Club hosted Quincy and Mendon students who are deaf and hard of hearing at its meeting Friday for an annual holiday tradition considered a club favorite. After opening remarks from Exchange Club president Erik Dolieslager, Art Awerkamp introduced Kate Sanders from the Quincy Public Schools. Sanders has taken over the stewardship for the deaf and hard of hearing program for QPS. Awerkamp presented a check for $1,000 to the program on behalf of the Exchange Club. “Back in August, our students and our staff started asking if we were going to do the Exchange Club program again,” Sanders said. Sanders noted that the time during…

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  • Education

    California education official resigns for violating state policy by living in Texas: report

    A Californian education official resigned from her post because she lives in Texas, which is against state policy.  Pamela Kadakia of the California Department of Education (CDE) resigned due to a state policy that state employees must reside in California unless their job requires them to live elsewhere. Kadakia served as an equity project manager.  She also lives in Texas, which is on a list of prohibited state-funded travel for California employees due to discriminatory laws, Politico reported.  PARENTS OUTRAGED AFTER TEACHER MOCKS ‘BIGOTS,’ ‘EVANGELICALS’ IN DR. SEUSS-SYTLE POEM AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING “We sought to ensure that all our personnel were in line with the new guidance,” the department…

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  • Jobs

    How Many People Are Applying for Philosophy Jobs? (guest post)

    How many people are applying for academic jobs in philosophy? There have been some efforts underway to collect this information, and among them was a survey sent out by Charles Lassiter (Gonzaga) to search committees. In the following guest post*, Professor Lassiter shares what he has learned. (A version of this post first appeared at his site.) [Gerhard Richter, “4096 Colores” (detail)] How Many People Are Applying for Philosophy Jobs?by Charles Lassiter One of the more challenging questions to figure out is how many people are applying for academic jobs. The NSF’s Survey of Earned Doctorates puts the number of new philosophy PhD’s per year at ~450. But people are…

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