• Education

    Columbia Board of Education votes to extend coronavirus action plan

    News COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Columbia Board of Education voted unanimously to continue the mask mandate and COVID-19 plan. Watch the meeting replay in the player below. In the updated plan, the district has added remediation strategies for students and staff. The Superintendent will be able to decide if mask requirements are needed after consultation with the Incident Command Team, the Columbia/Boone County Health Department, health and medical professionals and neighboring school district superintendents. The CPS 14-day case rate is currently 49.3 positive cases per 10,000 students and staff. CPS has 63 active student cases with 310 in quarantine. The district also has 7 staff cases and 8 staff in…

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  • Home Schooling

    Florida couple teaches homeschooled kids through action sports

    A Florida couple – fueled by their passion for surfing, skating and ocean engineering, found a way to teach academics to groups of homeschooled kids through action sports. Toni and Uli Frallicciardi longed to create a curriculum that pushed beyond the four walls of a classroom and even homeschooled their own three children to make learning come “alive.”  In 2018, they turned their passion into a reality. NAVY FLIES WIDOW AROUND SHIP NAMED AFTER HER HUSBAND FOR 100TH BIRTHDAY It just so happened to come at a time when the Parkland, Florida, community needed it most.  Kids participate in Surf Skate Science program in South Florida. (Alukastories. com) The Frallicciardis…

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  • Jobs

    Biden closes landmark summit with a message: Climate action equals jobs

    Biden touted the new jobs that combating climate change could bring, including building electric cars, installing charging stations, upgrading schools and commercial buildings, constructing energy-efficient homes and producing solar panels and wind turbines. Story continues below advertisement “When we invest in climate resilience and infrastructure, we create opportunities for everyone. That’s at the heart of our jobs plan that I proposed here in the United States,” Biden said. “It’s how our nation intends to build an economy that gives everybody a fair shot.” Thursday’s marathon virtual summit was primarily intended to highlight a new U.S. pledge to make deep cuts to its carbon emissions this decade, mend the nation’s diplomatic…

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  • Education

    Baylor students join LGBTQ class action suit against Department of Education | Education

    She posted a picture of herself from the game, captioned “flag runner,” to her Instagram account. Some students responded with disapproving comments, and one copied Veronica’s caption but removed the letter L from the word “flag.” She deleted it and moved on. The next year, the student senate passed the “No Crying on Sundays” bill she wrote, which calls for the Baylor Board of Regents to approve an official student-group charter for Gamma Alpha Upsilon, an unofficial LGBTQ student group. After the bill passed, someone started leaving sticky notes with anti-LGBTQ slurs written on them on the door to her dorm room, Penales said. Her residence hall director was apologetic…

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  • Education

    OKCPS Superintendent Weighs In On Board Of Education’s Action On Charter School Funding

    Last Thursday the State Board of Education voted 4-3 to equalize funding between public school districts and charter schools through the approval of a resolution in a four-year old case involving charter school funding. The decision has received some strong push back from public schools’ leaders like Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel. “I am so hopeful that this was a mistake,” said Dr. Sean McDaniel. “I am hopeful that as the board reflects on what happened up until right now there will be an understanding that they jumped out too quickly.” The lawsuit that was settled was introduced back in 2017. In the lawsuit the Oklahoma Public…

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  • Science

    Birds Have a Mysterious ‘Quantum Sense’. For The First Time, Scientists Saw It in Action

    Seeing our world through the eyes of a migratory bird would be a rather spooky experience. Something about their visual system allows them to ‘see’ our planet’s magnetic field, a clever trick of quantum physics, and biochemistry that helps them navigate vast distances.   Now, for the first time ever, scientists from the University of Tokyo have directly observed a key reaction hypothesised to be behind birds’, and many other creatures’, talents for sensing the direction of the planet’s poles. Importantly, this is evidence of quantum physics directly affecting a biochemical reaction in a cell – something we’ve long hypothesised but haven’t seen in action before.  Using a tailor-made microscope sensitive…

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