• Exchange Student

    Exchange student program hopes to return to county | Local News

    Organizers of Education First High School Exchange Year are hoping that four local families will be able to welcome foreign exchange students into their Hopkins County homes next school year. Hosting an exchange student is more than providing a bed to sleep in and meals to eat. As a host family, you are welcoming a new member into your home, sharing your everyday lives, growing and getting to know one another, and sharing cultural experiences and perspectives you may never have known existed. EF is a program that has been promoting global awareness through student exchange for over 40 years. Regional Coordinator Educational First School Exchange, Megan Chaney, is in…

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  • Online School

    School board approves purchase of online program, SRO vehicles | Local News

    The Glynn County Board of Education approved the use of federal funds to purchase a formative assessment program that will enhance Google Classroom technology. The school board voted 6-0 at its monthly meeting Tuesday to buy a Pear Deck program. The district will spend $133,650 over three years using money provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The board also approved the purchase of 12 new vehicles for the district’s resources officers. Board members approved the $436,404 purchase 5-1, with school board member Mike Hulsey voting no. The SRO fleet is old, said Andrea Preston, assistant superintendent of finances, before the vote. “We’re repairing…

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  • Exchange Student

    23 exchange students with local hosts | News, Sports, Jobs

    ENJOYING OUTINGS — On Sept. 11, a group of 23 exchange students, one of whom is not pictured, enjoyed an outing to a Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer game. The students, who are from Spain, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany and Thailand, were placed by Kathy Higgins of Weirton, front row, sixth from the left, who has been a host herself and found host families through Aspect Foundation, which she has coordinated through since 1988. — Contributed

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  • Exchange Student

    Non-profit organization seeks local families to host high school exchange students | News

    Americans are among the most generous people on planet earth. During these times of global uncertainty, more than ever America has an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of its generosity. You can play your part by hosting an international high school exchange student for the upcoming academic year and helping them experience American culture firsthand! World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls ages 15–18 arriving soon to attend community high schools. Students from all over the world – places like Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Czech and Thailand, to name a few – have been selected to participate based on strong academics and…

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  • Education

    Local man joins state school board

    Davis, who lives between Lebanon and Monroe, was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine on June 30. He participated in his first monthly state school board meeting Monday and Tuesday, drawing compliments for his questions on the newly passed school funding bill. ExploreState funding increases are small for most local schools Davis said 20 years ago, he was part of Gov. Bob Taft’s blue ribbon commission on school finance. In the past decade, he was part of a committee studying financial literacy standards for Ohio’s K-12 schools, an issue that has been revived. “I thought that was dead, but then I was talking to state Sen. Steve Wilson … and now…

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  • Online School

    More Minnesota schools can continue online option, will make local choices on pandemic precautions

    All Minnesota public schools can choose to offer an online learning option this fall — but they won’t be required to do so, as they were earlier in the pandemic. The Minnesota Department of Education made that announcement this month, loosening the requirements for districts and charters that wanted to keep distance learning even as most students return to classrooms. Instead of having to get the state’s full approval as a permanent online learning provider, districts can provide online classes to their students as they work through a longer application process. It’s not clear how many districts intend to provide an online option for their students, especially since districts have…

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