• Exchange Student

    PHS holding special ceremony for foreign exchange student

    After presenting their case toward changing graduation requirements during last week’s regular school board meeting, foreign exchange student Mia Debaisieux and host parent Tiffany Barnfield returned for a special school board meeting May 24 to hear if Mia had earned the right to walk. The regular school board meeting held May 17 ended with the motion to table the discussion until the following week to allow Princeton ISD Superintendent Donald McIntyre and PISD administration to recommend a stance on the issue. Debaisieux finished her senior year in Belgium but did not receive a diploma nor get to participate in any form of graduation because of COVID. As a result, when…

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  • Science

    Decision on holding Tokyo Games must be “based on science”: Biden

    U.S. President Joe Biden said Sunday the decision on whether the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics should go ahead this summer must be “based on science.” The comments mark what is regarded to be the first time Biden has expressed his opinion on the issue of holding the events as the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world. Speaking on the Westwood One radio network during a halftime interview at Super Bowl LV, Biden said Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is “working very hard to be in a position to be able to safely open the games and have the games, and I think that has to be based on science. Whether…

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  • Education

    Health Ministry claims Education Ministry holding up COVID vaccine effort

    The Health Ministry claimed that the Education Ministry was delaying the coronavirus vaccination campaign for teachers by failing to provide the information of the teachers in the system to the ministry. “After dragging his feet and a prolonged and unnecessary delay on the part of the education minister, the Health Ministry received the lists of teaching staffs who could be vaccinated. At this time the Health Ministry is directing the lists to the HMOs and these have actively invited the teaching staff to get vaccinated,” said sources in the Health Ministry.”While the health minister is busy bringing in vaccines, along with the prime minister, and running the best vaccination campaign in…

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