• Exchange Student

    Foreign exchange students look to West Texas to experience America for the first time

    Texas and West Texas have an increased request for foreign exchange students to visit the United States. TEXAS, USA — The International Student Exchange program offers foreign exchange students the opportunity to experience life in the United States. Founded in 1982, this nonprofit organization has provided quality exchange programs for more than 30,000 exchange students. In West Texas, the amount of foreign exchange students has grown more than 500 percent in the last four years. The students are now starting to specifically request Texas and West Texas more because of this trend. Last year San Angelo had six foreign exchange students who spent the summer learning about West Texas but…

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  • Online School

    Here’s What Happened When We Swapped Out Online School For Time In The Wilderness

    It was your typical kindergarten morning on Zoom: little boys and girls in little squares arrayed on the computer screen like the “Brady Bunch” opening credits, each patiently waiting their turn to share what they did over the pandemic weekend. All except for one. My daughter usually spent the two-dimensional kindergarten class under the table screaming, or in her chair crying because the teacher had put her on mute. Many months later, the school psychologist would suggest that she be evaluated for autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. (Her diagnosis is currently being determined.) My son, a bright and hyperactive second grader with sensory processing issues, managed to get in trouble…

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  • Science

    A beginner’s guide to time travel

    Everyone can travel in time. You do it whether you want to or not, at a steady rate of one second per second. You may think there’s no similarity to traveling in one of the three spatial dimensions at, say, one foot per second. But according to Einstein‘s theory of relativity, we live in a four-dimensional continuum — space-time — in which space and time are interchangeable. Einstein found that the faster you move through space, the slower you move through time — you age more slowly, in other words. One of the key ideas in relativity is that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light — about…

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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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  • Jobs

    China’s young people are still having a hard time finding jobs

    Candidates are preparing to find jobs on the spot at job fairs in Fuyang, China. Sheldon Cooper | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images BEIJING — One year since the coronavirus pandemic hit, China’s young people are still having a hard time finding jobs. The unemployment rate for those aged 16 to 24 was 13.1{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} as of February, far above the national urban jobless rate of 5.5{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}, the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. The 13.1{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} young people’s unemployment rate is the same as it was during the first quarter last year, the height of the coronavirus outbreak within China. The high figure implies “continuous challenge from underemployment and…

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  • Science

    Once Upon a Time on Mars

    Three and a half billion years ago, waves splashed and streams surged across this dusty expanse on Mars now known as Jezero Crater. On a nascent Earth, chemistry was coagulating toward the exalted state we call life. Astronomers, philosophers and science fiction writers have long wondered whether nature ran the same experiment there as on Earth. Was Mars another test tube for Darwinian evolution? No longer will you be laughed out of biology class for speculating that life actually evolved on Mars first and drifted to Earth on a meteorite, or that both planets were seeded with microbes or proto-life from somewhere even farther way. So humans have sent their…

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  • Home Schooling

    Newsweek: Atheists Hate Homeschooling Because Kids Spend Time with Their Parents | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist

    Newsweek will publish anything, apparently, no matter how poorly researched it is. Yesterday, it posted an article by Paul Glader, a professor at The King’s College in New York City, a Christian school that was led for years by convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza. The piece is intended to respond to concerns about the rise in homeschooling. Instead it comes off as a hit piece against liberals who have been critical of the practice for legitimate reasons. The headline doesn’t help: “How the Pandemic Forces Leftists and Atheists to Make Peace with Home-Schooling.” Here’s the gist of the issue: Because of the pandemic, students were forced to stay at home, where…

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