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A "handmade forerunner" of personalized learning, forged by teachers

The idea was never to disregard the individual student. Yet, over the past 25 years the official quest for educational progress has tightly molded itself https://hechingerreport.org/a-handmade-forerunner-of-personalized-learning-forged-by-teachers/ powerful legacy of education reform in America. https://hechingerreport.org/a-handmade-forerunner-of-personaliz...

 

Teacher shortages worsening in majority of US states, study reveals

Teacher shortages are worsening across the US for the majority of states, according to an exclusive survey by the Guardian. The Guardian contacted all US states’ departments and boards of education, and other official bodies. Forty-one states responded; nine others declined to provide relevant data or did not respond to requests for information. https://ww...

 

Detroit Superintendent Fears There Is Tainted Water In Schools Across The Country

The Detroit school superintendent who helped uncover harmful levels of copper and lead in the city’s schools says he fears other education systems across the country have the same problem. More than 47,000 Detroit students are back in school where water coolers are replacing drinking fountains. No one knows for sure what is tainting the water, but aging pipes and outdated...

 

Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting?

Hours after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., companies that market their services to schools began to speak up. “Governor, take pride that a Vermont-based company is helping schools identify the violence before it happens,” one company wrote on Twitter to Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont. The chief executive of another company appeared on the news to boast of a...

 

Michigan School District Installed Gunshot Sensor Detection System

Last November, officials in Michigan’s rural Glen Lake Community Schools scheduled a lockdown drill on its campuses. It didn’t go well. https://www.newsweek.com/michigan-glen-lake-community-schools-siemens-building-technologies-guardian-1109720...

 

School bullying is worse in Missouri than most anywhere in the nation, study says

After repeatedly being bullied at his Blue Springs middle school and allegedly told by other students to go kill himself, 14-year-old Ethan Young took his own life. Eight months after Ethan’s death in 2014, his best friend Ryker Lewis did the same thing. Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article217922040.html#storylink=cpy...

 

Public Pressure Can Halt this Meltdown of the Legislative Process

The 989-page legislation vetoed by Governor Dayton in May, was a “garbage bill.” It contained thousands of unrelated budget and policy provisions covering a vast range of issues. It lacked transparency and prevented accountability. It also violated the Minnesota constitution. Although legislators accept this flawed process, voters have a chance to reform the process if...

 

HAWAIIANS OPPOSE PLANS FOR KAMEHAMEHA BIO-PIC

(HONOLULU, Sept. 5, 2018) — A coalition of Indigenous Hawaiian scholars, activists and filmmakers are speaking out against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s second attempt to produce and star in a biographical motion picture about King Kamehameha the Great. Citing cultural appropriation and historical wrongs perpetrated against the Hawaiian people, they say that Johnson, and...

 

2 arrested after child found abused in Mission Valley home

POLSON - A four-year-old Mission Valley boy is in stable condition after the Lake County Sheriff's Office and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Police removed the child from an abusive home. Officers were able to find the child at a Ronan area home and determined he was in need of immediate medical attention. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital prior to being...

 

Hopi High principal rallies parents to stand behind students

POLACCA, Ariz. — Hopi High School Principal Lynn Fredericks told parents during an open house Aug. 14 that they are VIPs: Very Important People and Very Important Parents. “This is your school,” she said. https://www.nhonews.com/news/2018/sep/04/hopi-high-principal-rallies-parents-stand-behind-s/...

 

Another Farm Bill Trouble Spot: Ex-Prisoners Growing Hemp

Advocates for criminal justice reform hope to convince lawmakers to reject a provision by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate farm bill that would deny people with drug felony convictions the chance to be hemp farmers. Nine Senate and 47 House negotiators met publicly for the first time Wednesday to lay out their positions on how to proceed in reconciling...

 

Thousands Of Indigenous Women Are Missing & There's Been No Way To Track Them - Until Now

In Canada, a determined Ph.D. student has created a database of missing Indigenous women and girls from the United States and Canada. The project aims to fill data gaps from both countries, where an estimated 300 women and girls go missing or are killed every year. Annita Lucchesi told NPR earlier this summer that she was doing research for her master's thesis when she...

 

Dash cam footage may show First Nation woman's last steps before death

It’s the clues from total strangers that Dolly Martel clings to, trying to piece together the last few days her niece was alive. A video taken from a dash cam shows Brittany Martel walking down the highway where she would eventually be found dead. http://aptnnews.ca/2018/09/08/dash-cam-footage-may-show-first-nation-womans-last-steps-before-death/...

 

Tribal energy loan program starts more than a decade after its OK

WASHINGTON — More than 10 years after it was first approved, a federal loan program for tribal energy development projects will accept its first applications next month. The Department of Energy in July said it was accepting applications for projects under the $2 billion Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program, which will provide “partial loan guarantees to leverage private...

 

Montreal symphony teams up with Inuit, Cree & Innu artists to launch new opera

"Have you ever heard a cricket before?" It's a strange question to hear at an orchestra rehearsal, but it's the question Kent Nagano is asking his percussionist, who is doing his best to make a ribbed wood block chirp the way the maestro wants. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-opera-trickster-1.4816085...

 

Shooting of bear highlights 'infestation' in Cordova after poor salmon returns

Authorities on Saturday shot and killed a black bear that invaded Cordova salmon boats and refused to leave the harbor, the latest incident in an unusually busy summer of bear activity in the Prince William Sound fishing town, residents said. "I've never seen it like this," said Brian Wildrick, owner of Harborside Pizza, a 13-year resident. https://www.adn.c...

 

Four file on last day for Tribal Council

PEMBROKE — Four candidates filed Friday as candidates for seats on the Lumbee Tribal Council. Marshil Bullard Locklear filed for District 10, Wendy Moore-Graham filed for the District 5, and Carvicous Barfield and incumbent LaKishia Spaulding Sweat each filed for District 1. Only Locklear provided information to The Robesonian. https://www.robesonian.com/n...

 

2 former Omaha tribal officials sentenced in bonuses case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two of nine current and former Omaha Tribal officials who admitted to using federal funds to give themselves bonuses have been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay the money. The Sioux City Journal reports that 64-year-old Rodney Morris and 65-year-old Barbara Freemont were both sentenced Friday in Omaha's U.S. District Court to five years'...

 

Louisiana tribe ousts chief who was arrested when he signed up to run for the U.S. Congress

CLINTON — Billy Burkette received international attention for his campaign earlier this summer when he was led away in handcuffs after officially signing up to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Embarrassed at seeing their leader, Burkette, or Chief 2 Eagles, yelling to reporters that he was being targeted because he is a Native American, the leadership of the Louisiana...

 

Hennepin County sSees Progress After Child Protection Reforms

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An overhaul of Hennepin County's child protection system is showing positive results, but officials said the county still faces challenges. Hennepin County Human Services Director Jodi Wentland told reporters there have been fewer staff turnovers and more timely responses to child abuse reports since the county reformed the child protection system....

 

Wild rice - Minnesota's contribution to the world

Also called Indian Rice or water oats, wild rice has a common name for an annual aquatic grass. It is a member of the grass family and is not closely related to common cultivated rice. Wild rice starts to grow in spring after the ice melts in swamps and in the swampy, shallow parts of lakes and slow moving rivers. Preferring shallow and moderate water depths, in about...

 

Family says father of 5 was murdered

DEVILS LAKE, ND — He was rushing to the hospital to be with his ailing son, but the boy’s dad never made it--his family thinks it’s because he was murdered. It was Monday, June 25th, just before 10 o'clock in the morning. Joseph Bruce hung up the telephone with his family after they told him his son was flown to a Minneapolis hospital after suffering a medical emergency....

 

A Louisiana mayor banned city booster clubs from buying Nike products

Nike’s sales are up 31 percent after the brand revealed a new “Just Do It” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player who created the “take a knee” movement to protest police brutality. Despite the increase in sales, though, not everyone is happy about the new ads. Some people have burned and cut up their Nike products to show their...

 

Vikings' season, Kirk Cousins era off to solid start after 24-16 win over 49ers

They made a bet on him, wagering $84 million he would be the franchise quarterback they had long sought, but Kirk Cousins made a bet on the Vikings too: that the structure they had created without him would be stable enough to support him, that the scheme they designed would be compatible with his strengths. In short, after three seasons spent trying to prove his mettle as an...

 

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