• Exchange Student

    MELHS foreign-exchange students share experience

    EDWARDSVILLE – Leticia Bennasar-Lluy, Elisabeth Adhamy, Maleen Wolf and Renesha Udho-Asnani are four foreign-exchange students for the Metro-East Lutheran High School girls’ basketball team. MELHS goes through an IHSA-approved organization that finds schools willing to host foreign-exchange students. MELHS has used the organization for almost 10 years now, but girls’ basketball coach Rob Stock said this is the first time he remembers getting basketball players through the program. The program allows for foreign-exchange students to stay for one school year at a time. “They work hard and it’s been fun having them,” Stock said. “It gives us as coaches and the team, in general, a different view on things. We’ve…

    Comments Off on MELHS foreign-exchange students share experience
  • Exchange Student

    International Exchange Students Share Joys and Challenges They’ve Faced at Cornell

    As Cornell reopened campus for the fall, its international exchange programs swung back into action, inviting students from partner universities across the world to study at the University. Exchange students range from undergraduates to graduate students, with diverse backgrounds and areas of study. Students from colleges’ partner universities come to study at Cornell through reciprocal exchange programs.  The application process for exchange programs is administered through the students’ home institutions, and it varies for each university. For Maximiliano Bellino, a third-year graduate student from Argentina whose home institution is the University of Buenos Aires, the process included a three-hour English examination, oral test and interview.  Students spoke about what drew…

    Comments Off on International Exchange Students Share Joys and Challenges They’ve Faced at Cornell
  • Home Schooling

    As Homeschool and Remote Schooling Increases, Parents Share Some Common Challenges

    When Dr. Dene Schulze-Alva first started homeschooling her children six years ago, she wasn’t aware of the amount of research it would require to be a successful parent educator. “It’s a huge shift in time because you’re 100 percent dedicated to learning where and what the resources are,” Schulze-Alva said. “That’s the initial challenge.” Once Schulze-Alva found other parents and homeschooling families to network with, the licensed chiropractor began to exchange ideas and learn what resources are available locally in California for her two daughters, who are 8 and 13 years old. “It’s become easier and easier,” she said in an interview. “The most beautiful thing about homeschooling is that…

    Comments Off on As Homeschool and Remote Schooling Increases, Parents Share Some Common Challenges
  • Home Schooling

    Local Mothers Share Homeschooling Insights | Religion

    COURT HOUSE – The coronavirus pandemic shook the world, in 2020. Yet, life goes on, including preparing the next generation.   Faith Matters found three mothers willing to share their experience, in homeschooling, and how it intersects with their Christian faith.   The U.S. Census Bureau March 22 released a study revealing homeschooling gained ground since the Covid lockdown (https://bit.ly/3vvveCo).   As classroom instruction came to a halt, parents sought alternative schooling; 5.4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of U.S. households with school-age children reported they were homeschooling, increasing to 11{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} by fall 2020.   “True” homeschooling is not the same as virtual learning from home, according to the report.   According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey experienced a 10.7{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} increase in…

    Comments Off on Local Mothers Share Homeschooling Insights | Religion
  • Science

    People with post-COVID-19 vaccine clots share a rare immune response

    Evidence is building that an uncommon immune response is behind dangerous, but incredibly rare, blood clots associated with some COVID-19 vaccines. But the good news is that there is a test doctors can use to identify it and get patients the right care. A small number of people out of the millions vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s or Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shots have developed severe blood clots, such as ones in the sinuses that drain blood from the brain (SN: 4/7/21; 4/13/21). A few have died. Studies suggest that some inoculated people develop an immune response that attacks a protein called platelet factor 4 or PF4, which makes platelets form clots.…

    Comments Off on People with post-COVID-19 vaccine clots share a rare immune response
  • Online School

    Teachers, kids share powerful quotes

    From grade school to graduate school, developing young minds in close physical proximity halted abruptly in mid-March 2020. What happened next to schools and families was devastating and electrifying, thought-provoking and quieting, unifying and isolating. Homes became entire worlds. Working parents juggled daytime teaching. College students studied from childhood bedrooms. Millions of kindergartners started school in a format previously unfathomable: Zoom. Teachers shifted to nurturing and encouraging through screens – with little training. Many hunted down students in person to ensure they were safe, fed and outfitted with resources to learn. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a set of real-world lessons too close and too fresh to be captured by textbooks: How does one manage lives lost? Calculate the…

    Comments Off on Teachers, kids share powerful quotes
  • Home Schooling

    Local parents share benefits of homeschooling | Progress

    ENID, Okla. — Rashell Bridle’s 6-year-old daughter Maya learned to read her first sentence in a hotel room in Austin, Texas, after the family had to evacuate their home during Hurricane Laura in August 2020. Their Texas home was without power for a few weeks, so the family made the most of it and kept on with schoolwork, and since Bridle homeschools Maya, it wasn’t difficult to work around the chaos brought on by the hurricane. “We evacuated near the Frio River and the Guadalupe River, which have beautiful blue waters … It was gorgeous, so we just made a vacation out of it — took our schoolbooks and swam…

    Comments Off on Local parents share benefits of homeschooling | Progress