• Science

    New NASA chief scientist Katherine Calvin interview on climate plans

    Katherine Calvin, Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor at NASA Photo courtesy NASA The new top scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration wants the famed space agency to become a leading voice on climate change science, too. “When people hear NASA, I want them to think of climate science alongside planetary science,” said Katherine Calvin, who was appointed as NASA’s chief scientist on Monday. “All of the chief scientists of NASA have had specialty areas. Mine is climate,” Calvin told CNBC, speaking from NASA headquarters in Washington DC. The agency already does a lot of scientific work that ties into climate change. Calvin’s role will be to connect…

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  • Education

    Plans to push NC lawmakers to fund a ‘sound basic education’ due Monday in decades-long Leandro case :: WRAL.com

    By Emily Walkenhorst, WRAL education reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Groups fighting for more equitable education funding will tell a judge Monday how to incentivize lawmakers to change laws and spend more on schools. State Superior Court Judge W. David Lee has ordered the state to change how it funds schools and to spend billions more doing so. It’s part of the 27-year lawsuit known as the “Leandro” case, which resulted in courts finding that the state wasn’t giving counties the money they needed to provide a “sound basic education” to students. Since lawmakers have not proposed, nor agreed upon, a plan to comply with the court order, Lee asked plaintiff…

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  • Education

    Graduate School of Education Plans to Reopen Campus in Fall, Resume Doctoral Admissions, Dean Says | News

    The Harvard Graduate School of Education is “prioritizing” reopening its campus in the fall and plans to resume accepting applications to its doctoral program, HGSE Dean Bridget Terry Long said in an interview Monday. Long said HGSE is dedicated to holding in-person instruction in the fall, though the school has not yet set an official date for the campus reopening. “What you will probably see is a balance of some of our courses online, some of our courses face-to-face,” Long said. “What that relative balance looks like is going to depend a lot on if there are restrictions on issues of public health.” “I can’t make guarantees — again, based…

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  • Jobs

    Intel investment plans hand Ireland major jobs boost

    TipRanks 3 Big Dividend Stocks Yielding at Least 8{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}; Analysts Say ‘Buy’ We’ll talk about dividend stocks, but we’ll get there through tax policy. The connection is simple: Government spending is going up, as exemplified by the $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill passed this month. Stimulative cash infusions into the economy are likely to boost consumer spending, and there are worries that the Biden Administration has no plans to pay for its increased spending. Several tax proposals made into the Democratic Party discourse in last year’s election, and President Biden was elected on at least an implicit promise to raise taxes on wealthier taxpayers. Should the progressive Democrats push these…

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  • Online School

    Minn. schools fast-track plans for permanent online learning options

    Cathe Lewis’ three children have spent the school year learning from home, steering clear of the potential COVID-19 health risks and schedule disruptions of in-person or hybrid instruction. Along the way, the family discovered something surprising: online learning was a good fit, especially for her son, a sixth-grader with autism. “Early on in the school year he was like, ‘Can we keep doing this, can I stay in online school?’ ” Lewis said. Her answer: Yes. Bloomington Public Schools, where the family is enrolled, is one of a surging number of Minnesota school districts planning to make full-time online school a permanent option for thousands of students. Buoyed by nearly a…

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  • Education

    Northam outlines plans for summer education in Virginia

    Governor Ralph Northam said in a press conference Friday that all school divisions in Virginia should provide some degree of in person education by March 15.  Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools have had,  with some brief interruptions, hybrid learning in place for the entire school year.  Both counties offer in classroom instruction two days per week with online instruction two more days.  As of now, it isn’t known if the in person component will be increased on the Shore. Northam’s comments mainly concerned the availability of COVID vaccine and his hope that school systems will remain open during the traditional summer break to help students prepare for the 21-22…

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  • Education

    NFL star Andrew Whitworth has big plans to help bridge education gaps

    Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth enters training camp field in Thousand Oaks, California, on Aug. 18, 2020. Jayne Kamin-Oncea | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Long before Andrew Whitworth made it to the National Football League, he knew he wanted to help others. When he was a kid, he volunteered to bag groceries for customers at the local food store. As he grew older, he began to realize that people didn’t have the same opportunities in life that he enjoyed. “When I took a step in my career, my life, when I felt like I had something more, that gave me the opportunity to give something back,”…

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