• Home Schooling

    Indications emerge that some parents who tested out homeschooling earlier in the pandemic are planning to stick with it

    Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They’re now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary widely. Some families who spoke with the Associated Press have children with special educational needs; others seek a faith-based curriculum or say their local schools are flawed. The common denominator: They tried homeschooling on what they thought was a temporary basis and found it beneficial to their children. Read more: United, Google ask employees to get vaccinated before returning to work “That’s one of the silver linings of the pandemic…

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  • Jobs

    Great Plains Planning Job Fairs

    Salina based manufacturer has jobs available and will be hosting a couple of job fairs beginning later this week. According top Great Plains Manufacturing they are hosting area job fairs, seeking qualified applicants to support recent company growth in both its Great Plains Ag and Land Pride Divisions. Great Plains is hiring employees in welding, assembly, and fabrication/machine shop. Job fairs will be hosted in both Salina and Abilene. The Abilene job fair will take place at the Abilene National Guard Armory, 1009 NW 8th Street, on Friday, January 29, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m., and again on Saturday, January 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. The Salina job…

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  • Education

    More universities planning to drop lectures after pandemic

    Face-to-face lectures are unlikely to return to growing numbers of Australian campuses once Covid-19 has been vanquished, raising questions about whether the pandemic will have a decisive impact globally on the long-running debate about the future of large-group teaching. Perth’s Curtin University proposes to scrap all lectures by the end of this year, starting with those involving 100 people or more. They will be replaced by “CurtinTalks” – short videos of 10 to 15 minutes, each based on a single topic or concept, with students expected to watch two or three a week for each subject. Nearby Murdoch University has similar ideas, with Kylie Readman, the pro vice-chancellor (education), giving…

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