• Jobs

    Here’s the Most Disproportionately Popular Job in Every State

    Some jobs are especially concentrated in a particular state. We looked at the job with the most people employed in each state and DC relative to the national employment rate for that occupation. The above map shows this for occupations with at least 1,000 workers, based on BLS data. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Some jobs are way more prevalent in some states than they are in the US as a whole. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program provides not only wage and overall employment data at the national and state level, but also a measure of how concentrated specific occupations are in specific…

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  • Exchange Student

    Foreign exchange students from Europe thrive, shine during time in Texas | Local & State

    Fast pace. Foreign intrigue. Iconic destinations. Exotic foods. If that sounds like the recipe for an action-adventure story, in a way it is. But those are just some of the elements that made up the last nine months for two foreign exchange students who spent their junior year attending classes at Lufkin High School. × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. [email protected] {@[email protected]=:?:[ @7 [email protected]?5C:@[ xE2=J[ 2?5 [email protected] s6 vC:6G6[ @7 r2DEC6D[ uC2?46[ >@G65 :[email protected] E96 {F7<:? [email protected]>6 @7 !2E w2CC:[email protected]?[ 2 [email protected]= C6AC6D6?E2E:G6 @7 E96 p$$tx?E6C?2E:@?2= $EF56?E tI492?86 [email protected]>D[ [email protected] E96…

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  • Online School

    Boston Public Schools awaiting response from state for online school option in fall

    Boston Public Schools has asked the state for clearance to offer an online school option in the fall and is expecting to hear back early next month, according to Superintendent Brenda Cassellius. “We want to be able to have a real online school as an option for families who still either have health or mental health conditions and they’re not able to do school, or where school worked well for some of our students in a remote environment,” Cassellius said on GBH News Boston Public Radio on Friday. The district submitted an application to the state for such a virtual school and expects a response the first week of June,…

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  • Home Schooling

    Homeschool Magazine Strengthens Parents | State

    GRAY, Tenn., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As June approaches, hundreds of families will be nearing the end of another year of homeschooling. The great responsibility of homeschooling can be draining, especially when unexpected circumstances arise. With this in mind, the Summer 2021 edition of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine reminds families that they are not alone in their endeavors. Though critics seem to abound and difficulties continually develop, parents will be refreshed and encouraged by the wisdom and expertise found within the pages of our Summer 2021 magazine. It is available for pre-order now through the online store at https://www.theoldschoolhouse.com. “We know homeschooling can be difficult,” says Gena Suarez, publisher of…

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  • Home Schooling

    The Need for Homeschooling Support Continues to Rise | State

    GRAY, Tenn., March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — It is estimated that over nine million Americans have experienced being homeschooled as of February of 2020 (NHERI). When new homeschooling families begin seeking support, they generally scour their local areas. After searching online for local support groups, they are now finding that many are closed down or not accepting new members due to COVID-19 restrictions. Transitioning to homeschooling from traditional schooling is a significant life change and often creates similar emotions or resistance from children as if moving from one school district to another. Where can parents find help for this potentially challenging transition? After twenty years of serving the homeschooling community, The…

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  • Education

    Va. education superintendent’s African American Advisory council releases recommendations for Black student equity | State and Regional News

    Makya Little, who served on the council and advocates for students of color at her alma mater, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, said teacher recommendations and “parenting hacks” drive much of the inequitable access around advanced coursework. Who teachers view as gifted affects who they offer recommendations to, and sometimes parents can find ways to get their kids into gifted programs if they’re part of certain communities, Little said. “If the teacher doesn’t [nominate your child], typically parents can have their students tested by a private company to say, ‘Well my child scored on this assessment, and I want them moved,’” she said. “Now that…

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  • Education

    Local control of Florida schools tested by state officials

    In Florida, as in other states, children’s education largely has come under the purview of local communities and their elected representatives. That authority to operate and control the schools is written into the state’s Constitution. Yet time and again, lawmakers and the Governor’s Office have sought to wrest those powers away, whether through dictating how money gets spent or attempting to limit the service of voter-selected board members and superintendents. The power struggle has come into clear focus during the pandemic. Read on for more on that story and other Florida education news. Who’s in charge here? The state’s demand that Monroe County schools fully reopen despite local health concerns…

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