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Leising issues statement on bill holding schools harmless from test scores

first_imgThe following is a statement from State Sen. Jean Leising regarding the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 2, which would hold K-12 schools harmless for the 2019 and 2020 test scores:Indianapolis, IN— “Last fall the Indiana Department of Education released its annual performance report, which showed that only 37% of students who took the ILEARN test passed. Upon the release of the report, leadership in the General Assembly called for a period of time where schools, teachers, and students would be held harmless from the new test while stakeholders worked to address the apparent issues with the assessment and the state’s accountability standards.“Last week, the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development heard Senate Bill 2, which would provide a two-year hold harmless for schools, teachers, and students – effectively ensuring that stakeholders will have ample time to address the performance on the test and accountability standards.“A strong education system is important for the future of our state, and I was pleased to vote in favor of SB 2 today, which passed unanimously when it came before the full Senate. I had authored Senate Bill 58, which would have given a one-year hold harmless, but leadership felt that a two-year was more appropriate at this time.“As a member of the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, I will remain an advocate for policies that ensure our youth continue to receive a great education.”last_img read more

No. 10 Badgers back home to host No. 16 Boilermakers, Illinois

first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers’ volleyball team will be looking forward to returning home this weekend as they host Illinois Friday and No. 16 Purdue Saturday at the UW Fieldhouse after a difficult two weeks on the road.As senior co-captain Aubrey Meierotto sat out with pneumonia, Wisconsin split their four-match road trip, losing to the third-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions and unsuspecting Michigan.Meierotto returned sparingly against Penn State, but was back in the starting lineup in the Badgers’ 3-0 sweep of No. 19 Ohio State and will most likely be starting again this weekend.With the two road losses, Wisconsin also lost sole possession of second place in the Big Ten as they are now currently tied with Purdue at 9-3 in the conference play.With the second-place spot on the line, Saturday’s match against the Boilermakers will have an added importance as the stretch run of the season begins. The last time the two teams met, at West Lafayette, the Badgers squeaked by with a 3-2 win. Head coach Pete Waite knows this match-up won’t be any easier, even at home where the Boilermakers haven’t won since 1992.”Purdue’s right behind us in the Big Ten race,” Waite said. “We went to their place and won in five and they’re a solid team. They’re better than they ever have been; they’ve made the biggest surge of any team in the conference in the last two years, especially this year.””They’re a team that’s very hungry and they haven’t won here in a while. They’ve got the size, they’ve got the ball handling — they’ve got everything you need, so that one’s huge.”Since the Wisconsin loss, Purdue has won its last eight games and, even more impressively, won seven of them in three games, dropping only one match to the 18th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers.Maybe the most difficult part of matching up against the Boilermakers is the fact that the team is so similar to Wisconsin — a young team with a balanced scoring attack.Six players have more than two kills per game for the Boilermakers, led by 6’4″ freshman outside hitter Danita Merlau, averaging 3.5 a contest. Fellow freshman Stephanie Lynch adds 2.88 kills per game and leads the team with a .346 hitting percentage and 1.24 blocks per game.However, Wisconsin can’t overlook Illinois Friday night, as they’ve preached all season that any Big Ten team can provide an upset. That was even more evident with their loss to Michigan.Wisconsin routed the Illini at Champaign, but Illinois provided the Badgers with a battle in the third game as they jumped out to a 16-12 lead before Wisconsin put the game and match away.If it wasn’t apparent that Illinois won’t be a cakewalk, the Illini are coming off a weekend in which they swept Michigan and Michigan State.Furthermore, Illinois upset the Buckeyes at Columbus earlier this year so there’s no doubt they can play, and head coach Pete Waite knows this fact.”Illinois is playing a lot better than when we saw them down at their place,” Waite said. “They were struggling with some injuries and some departures from the program. Now they’ve changed their setters. They’re a faster offense, and they’re feeling good about themselves — they just got the wins over Michigan and Michigan State last weekend at their place, so we know they’re going to be tough, too.”Also worth mentioning, Illinois has a lot to play for as it tries to make a run for a post-season entry since they currently sit at 13-10 and sixth in the Big Ten.Senior outside hitter Rachel Van Meter is the Illini’s heart and soul as she leads the Big Ten with an astonishing 5.70 kills per game.Notes: Jocelyn Wack extended her double-digit dig streak to 52 last weekend and could move into fourth place all-time this weekend.The Badgers will be holding a rules clinic at the Field House Saturday at 4:45 p.m. before the match with Purdue.”Our goal with the clinic is to help fans understand the game of volleyball better and to learn to appreciate the strategy and nuances of the sport,” says UW Coach Pete Waite. “I think it will be a fun and informative session.”last_img read more

Buddy Boeheim, son of current head coach Jim Boeheim, reportedly will commit to Syracuse

first_imgBuddy Boeheim, son of former Syracuse player and current head coach Jim Boeheim, reportedly will commit to SU, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.The 6-foot-5, 170-pound shooting guard will join the Orange’s 2018 recruiting class when the commitment becomes official. has deemed Buddy Boeheim a three-star prospect. Four-star forward Darius Bazley is the only player verbally committed to SU’s 2018 class.Prior to SU assistant coach Adrian Autry extending an official scholarship offer, Boeheim held only three offers — from the University of Massachusetts, Iona and Binghamton. On Monday, 2017 NCAA Tournament runner-up Gonzaga offered a scholarship after Boeheim’s strong performance at the Nike Peach Jam exhibition. (Boeheim averaged 12.7 points and shot a blistering 52 percent from three.) During his junior season at Jamesville-DeWitt (New York) High School, Boeheim averaged 26.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He earned All-CNY Player of the Year and will spend his senior year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, a prep academy known for churning out Division I talent.Boeheim has high aspirations for his time at Syracuse, according to the story.“We’re going to try and win it all together and end his [Jim Boeheim’s] career with a national championship,” Buddy said in the article. Comments Published on July 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sky Bet steps up for Brighton fans travel woes against Cardiff City

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Submit PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share Share Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the English Football League (EFL), are sponsoring extra buses and coaches for Brighton & Hove Albion fans for the postponed fixture against Cardiff City.The original match day was due to be played on 30th December but it was rescheduled for ‪24th January after being postponed due to heavy fog. But with the new date affected by the industrial action of rail workers, thousands of Albion fans are having to arrange alternate ways to reach the game.Sky Bet, in conjunction with Brighton, have agreed to sponsor 12 contingency buses across two additional park-and-ride sites in Brighton & Hove, that will run fans to the Amex for the match.Cardiff City fans who made the 200-mile round trip left the south coast disappointed, but Sky Bet swiftly stepped in with an offer of free travel for the rescheduled game.Sky Bet sponsorship manager David Tweed said: “When we saw the rearranged fixture would be affected by the Southern Rail strikes, we thought it was only fair to help the Brighton & Hove Albion fans in the same way we’d helped Cardiff.“With both sets of fans catered for, hopefully the game will deliver a performance that is worth the wait!”Brighton & Hove Albion Chief Executive Paul Barber said: “We are very grateful to Sky Bet for their sponsorship. Due to the ongoing rail dispute it has been a really tough season in terms of travel for our fans; not to mention our operations team, who’ve done a tremendous job in terms of providing regular contingency travel around the rail disruptions.“This has been very costly for the club, particularly for the Cardiff City match – having already arranged and paid for contingency travel services for the original game – so this sponsorship is extremely welcomed by the club, and I’d like to thank Sky Bet for their support.”last_img read more

Local Alpena Family is Closing a Chapter on a Christmas Tradition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— What started out as a heart warming gift from a mother turned into a tradition for Alpena families. For many years, the Jones family has decorated their residence for on lookers to enjoy, but this is the last Christmas season for the annual festivity.Each tree has a different number and name, but all serving one purpose of spreading holiday cheer. The Jones family set out on that mission forty–five years ago decorating trees and making room for a visit from Santa before Christmas.Families got the opportunity to see fifty–seven Christmas trees this season while children dropped off their letters to the jolly ol fella. Jones says, her and her husband have kept those letters in hopes to one day share them with the community.All holiday decorations will be given to the Salvation Army after the holiday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious City Manager Greg Sundin celebrates retirementNext Anonymous donor drops gold coin in Salvation Army kettlelast_img read more

The Community Farm Land Trust Permanently Protects West Olympia Farmland

first_imgSubmitted by South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust (SSCFLT) On June 26, 2015, the South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust (SSCFLT) successfully completed its efforts to permanently preserve 1.18 acres of urban farmland in West Olympia. The land will be used by non-profit Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) for their nationally recognized youth programming. GRuB brings together youth and people who identify as low-income to grow themselves good food and community.Funded by Thurston County’s Conservation Futures program, SSCFLT’s acquisition protects an irreplaceable parcel of land that yields over 10,000 pounds of produce annually. Food grown on the land is donated to the Thurston County Food Bank, goes home with low-income youth, and is sold through a farm stand and farmers markets to support GRuB’s operations.The acquisition not only helps GRuB continue its important work, but also furthers SSCFLT’s mission to preserve working farmland and keep it accessible and affordable for local farmers. The average age of farmers in the U.S. is 57 and rising, and over two-thirds of the country’s farmland is expected to change hands in the next two decades. SSCFLT views its partnership with GRuB as a way to help train and empower a new generation of farmers and farmland stewards.GRuB In The School provides students an opportunity to lead farm and community work while learning leadership and life skills. The program is designed to help students grow and succeed in school, life and future employment.GRuB’s alternative school model brings low-income and disengaged youth to the urban farm for a unique hands-on learning experience and vocational training. Their innovative curriculum creates opportunities for youth to grow food, learn about leadership and life skills, and contribute to community food solutions. GRuB students gain deeper leadership skills by hosting younger students in GRuB’s field trip program or being employed as second year summer crew leaders. In addition, GRuB’s pollination program now teaches its youth program model and provides technical assistance so other communities can replicate it.GRuB’s Kitchen Garden Project also gives low-income people access to resources and community connections by offering them backyard gardens, training and mentorship. Lastly, GRuB relies on volunteers to accomplish much of its work. Inspired by its success with youth, GRuB trains its volunteers and stakeholders to increase their awareness, self-advocacy, communication skills and leadership so they may more deeply engage in GRuB’s programs, the community, and the broader Food Movement.SSCFLT’s preservation of the 1.18 acres of farmland ensures that GRuB can continue its programming in perpetuity. SSCFLT is proud to support the important role GRuB plays in the South Sound community. For more information about SSCFLT and its work to preserve local farmland, visit For more information about GRuB, visit Facebook176Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Southland Bowling Weekly Recap – Feb. 14

first_imgArkansas State – IdleNext Competition: SFA Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic, Houston, Texas – Feb. 16-18Louisiana Tech – IdleNext Competition: SFA Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic, Houston, Texas – Feb. 16-18Monmouth – Crusader Classic, Richton Park, Ill. – Team Finish: 5th/13 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: James Brown Invitational, Towson, Md. – Feb. 16-18Sam Houston State – IdleNext Competition: SFA Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic, Houston, Texas – Feb. 16-18Stephen F. Austin – IdleNext Competition: SFA Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic, Houston, Texas – Feb. 16-18Tulane – IdleNext Competition: SFA Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic, Houston, Texas – Feb. 16-18Valparaiso – Crusader Classic, Richton Park, Ill. – Team Finish: 6th/13 – Recap | ResultsNext Competition: Vanderbilt – IdleNext Competition: SFA Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic, Houston, Texas – Feb. 16-18last_img read more

Nestor is emerging as a substitute for Higinio this Saturday

first_imgEverything indicates that the player who replaces Higinio at the attack point of the Numancia CD is Nestor Albiach. Although he is not a born battering ram as Calasparra can be, Albiach will not be in a position unknown to him since in the last games, Carrión, usually positions him in that area of ​​the field. After training on Wednesday, the player said that for him, the achievement and professional satisfaction is to enter the eleven: “Me with being on the team and making a good game is enough for me,” said Albiach who like the rest of the players of the Soria team wants to resume the path of the victories to be able to opt again to the promotion zone, place where the Sorianos were installed until the small pothole they cross in this 2020, since of the last 18 points disputed they have only achieved 5: “I want the team to come back for the victory and be in the play off zone, that’s the most important thing,” Nestor Albiach said. In addition and as As has been able to know, from the offices of the club it is intended to upgrade to striker Adri Herrera, who arrived in the summer at Numancia B, who plays in the eighth group of the Third Division and currently has thirteen cabbages, pichichi of the category. The low of Higinio opens the possibility that the young player is summoned with the first team this Saturday And it is that in the last transfer market of January, from the club already raised the possibility of raising it although there were real options to sign at least two strikers. In relation to the purely sporting aspect on the day of Wednesday, two players were not in the daily work session. While Adrián Castellano was injured due to injury, Sola did not exercise with the rest of his colleagues due to illness, although it is expected that the contest of both of them will be possible on Saturday. Carrión will only have two safe casualties per penalty: Calero and Higinio, in addition to Admonio due to injury. For its part in the rival, Las Palmas, the island team recovers two important men such as Aridane and Íñigo Ruiz de Galarreta.Víctor Martín press conferenceFrom the communication department of the Numancia CD, the media has been summoned to a press conference in Los Pajaritos by the CEO Víctor Martín Ortega. Yesterday the alleged departure of the manager ran like gunpowder. With almost twenty years linked to the Soria club, Martín Ortega, came from the hand of former president Francisco Rubio, going from manager to general director and then to the current position. Second Vice President of LaLiga, Victor will explain to the media the reasons that led him to his possible exit from the entity. On Wednesday, he met with the current president, Moisés Israel, as well as with the players from whom the Numantino leader could have said goodbye.last_img read more

White wins USA’s 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Put it down he did, soaring and spinning Wednesday through a half-dozen near flawless tricks — including back-to-back 1440s for the first time in his life — en route to his record third halfpipe gold medal.White won with a score of 97.75 and wept at the bottom of the halfpipe. It marked White’s return to the top of the sport after a disappointing fourth-place finish at the 2014 Sochi Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe snowboarding great received heaps of praise for his gutsy run, but also criticism on social media and questions in a news conference about a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against him in 2016. White dismissed the allegations as “gossip” and declined to address the matter further.White’s gold was also the 100th overall for the United States in the Winter Olympics — all four American golds this year have been won by snowboarders. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The U.S. might have gotten gold No. 101, but Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid for multiple medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics was delayed once again when the women’s slalom was postponed because of strong winds. It’s the third time in four days an Alpine skiing race was put on hold because gusts made it too dangerous for competition.The women’s individual biathlon was also postponed because of wind, and the weather also led officials to evacuate the Olympic Park in the coastal city of Gangneung.In figure skating, the Chinese duo of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong are in first place after the pairs short program. Russian skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov were a close second to the Chinese — .71 points behind. Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were third. Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim of the United States struggled and were in 14th place.WHITE DISMISSES “GOSSIP”White’s post-gold news conference got contentious when reporters questioned him about the lawsuit. Lena Zawaideh, a former drummer in his band, claimed in the lawsuit White sexually harassed her, forced her to watch pornography and refused to pay her after she was fired. The suit was settled last spring.White was asked if the allegations might tarnish his reputation.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the men’s halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.“I honestly knew I had it,” White said. “I knew I had to put it down.”ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: La Salle survives FEU for 3rd straight win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Griffin’s goal led to an eruption from the fans filling Kwandong Hockey Center. Better yet, the goal pulled the combined Korean team within 2-1 of Japan — South Korea’s biggest Asian rival.HELLO AND GOODBYEHarley Windsor became the first indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics when the pairs skater joined teammate Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya on the ice for their short program.Windsor and his Russian-born partner were among the first pairs on the ice, and their total of 61.55 points was just off their season’s best. The duo was just shy of making the cut for Thursday’s free skate, though.Windsor said he started to “feel a bit nervous” the night before competing, but he was happy with the performance. Both of the 21-year-old Windsor’s parents have Australian Aboriginal roots, and his mother Josie was cheering him on from the stands.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “I’m here to talk about the Olympics, not gossip and stuff,” he said. “I don’t think so.”Reporters attempted to follow up about the lawsuit, but U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing event director Nick Alexakos shut them down.White immediately left the stage following the conference while reporters continued to question him.“I have to get to the medal ceremony,” he said while being ushered away by Alexakos.WINDIER OLYMPICSThis latest postponement for Shiffrin could complicate her effort to enter up to five individual events, as she’ll now have less time to rest and prepare between them. She’ll no longer get full days off between each race if she tries to do them all and would have to compete Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week to make that happen.In Gangneung, an announcement in Korean and English advised fans to go inside for safety in the afternoon. Volunteers also used bullhorns to tell fans to seek shelter. Many were queued up to go inside the Samsung building near the hockey arena.Winds were blowing steadily and rattled the giant tent anchored with metal beams in Gangneung.ON THE BOARDThe joint Korean women’s hockey team finally scored its first goal of the Olympics, courtesy of a pair of Americans.Randi Heesoo Griffin scored at 9:31 of the second period on the Koreans’ 33rd shot of the Olympics in their third game. She grew up in Cary, North Carolina, and her mother is from South Korea.Griffin was set up for the goal by Marissa Brandt, who now lives in a suburb of the Twin Cities in Minnesota and who is playing for the country where she was born. Her birth name is Park Yoonjung, the name she uses on the back of her Korean team jersey. View commentslast_img read more