• Science

    More Americans Are Finally Coming Around to Accepting The Science of Evolution

    More Americans are coming to accept Charles Darwin’s “dangerous idea” of evolution, according to thirty years’ worth of national surveys. Researchers have found that public acceptance of biological evolution has increased substantially in the last decade alone, following twenty years of relative stagnancy.   Between 1985 and 2010, roughly 40 percent of surveyed adults in the US agreed that “human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals”. Taking into account the small number of fence-sitters, this suggests much of the nation was evenly divided on the theory. By 2016, that percentage had, at last, become a majority, reaching 54 percent. As it turns out, education…

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  • Exchange Student

    Exchange Students Coming To The Twin Cities This Fall

    EAGAN, MN — Exchange students are coming to the Twin Cities this fall. The only ISD 196 school that is still accepting students is the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, but schools in Saint Paul, as well as Burnsville, are accepting students as well, Christine Burbach, who helps place students through the nonprofit organization Greenheart, said. 180 students are still looking to be placed, and could be placed wherever they can find a host family and school, Burbach said. Burbach, a former exchange student herself, told Patch about her experience. Originally from Germany, Burbach was an exchange student in Arkansas in 1998. Although she was initially disappointed that…

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  • Online School

    Dearborn Public Schools Online Virtual School Deadline Coming Up

    DEARBORN, MI — A June 8 deadline has been set for Dearborn Public Schools students transferring to the district’s virtual K-12 school. The virtual K-12 school will offer students an online-only education for the next school year and for the years to come as long as there is enough interest to maintain the school, the district said. The district said that, barring any unforeseen changes, it plans to start the new school year in August with all of our students back to face-to-face learning for full days. Only students enrolled in Virtual K-12 would continue to have regular online instruction. “For most students, face-to-face learning is the best option for…

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  • Exchange Student

    J-1 exchange students coming this summer, but the need for them varies | Local News

    J-1 student workers in Wildwood, summer 2018. Press archives The StormReady program by the National Weather Services recognizes those who are armed with the communication skills needed to relay weather hazards, saving lives and property. Cape May County became the first in New Jersey to be a part of the program. Meteorologist Joe Martucci is at the county’s Office of Emergency Management Headquarters to speak with two people who made the recognition happen. Every year, Cape May County hosts between 2,500 and 3,000 J-1 visa students from overseas for its Summer Work Travel Program. The program, through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is small…

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  • Exchange Student

    Foreign exchange students are coming back to Redding

    After canceling the student foreign exchange program last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Cultural Exchange Service will be bringing 30 foreign exchange students to Redding this year.  In total, there are approximately 170 students coming to the United States, 75 of them will be coming to California. But only 32 have been placed in homes so far, said Jessica French, who lives in Palo Cedro and is the regional director for the West Coast program.  Students will be coming from Muslim-majority countries like Egypt, Albania, Pakistan, and Georgia, to learn what it’s like to be an American teenager and share their culture with the community, said French.  ‘So much to…

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  • Online School

    Coastal Connections Academy online charter school coming to Santa Rosa County

    A new online charter school for all grades is set to operate in Santa Rosa County beginning next school year. Coastal Connections Academy will be the third charter school in the school district, in addition to the Learning Academy of Santa Rosa, an alternative education program, and Capstone, a special education program for pre-kindergarten students. The Santa Rosa County School District reviewed and approved the new school’s charter Thursday.  More:‘Sidewalks to nowhere’: Why Beulah students ride a school bus to get across the street More:How Pensacola High staff are helping struggling students through ‘8th Period’ “The unique thing about this charter school is it’s full-time virtual,” said Santa Rosa County…

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  • Education

    Education: The reckoning over the nation’s schools and Covid is coming

    So far this week, major districts in Chicago and New Jersey have shelved plans to physically return to the classroom at the last minute in the face of opposition from teachers. On Tuesday, the CDC released a study that found the risk of Covid transmission in the classroom is minimal when paired with precautions like mask-wearing and social-distancing. The CDC’s study focused on 17 K-12 schools in rural Wood County, Wisconsin, during in-person learning last fall. What’s below is from CNN’s Lauren Mascarenhas, although the bolded words are mine: The study findings: Few cases of in-school transmission. The data: Of 5,530 students and staff, 191 tested positive for Covid-19. Covid-19…

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