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first_imgEducation Partnership.Education Foundation. Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: June 20Next articleMCH board officer appointment causes contention admin Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By admin – June 20, 2018 Pinterest Facebook More Informationcenter_img The Education Partnership is comprised of a cross-section of Odessans who represent various entities across the community, including members from the education, business, nonprofit and religious communities.The goal is to encourage a common understanding of the educational issues and challenges facing the community from cradle to career and to work collaboratively to help solve these issues, using the Collective Impact model.The Collective Impact model is based on a “framework that focuses on bringing members from different sectors within a community together to drive large scale social change,” such as education, a news release said. Pinterest Action networks focusing on early childhood and middle school engagement were formed, resources were laid and a recap of the work done since January was reviewed during an Education Partnership Leadership Team meeting.The action networks were instructed to meet during the summer and report back to the full leadership team at its next meeting at 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Chairs and vice chairs were chosen for each action network.Officials said the issues to be tackled by the networks are just the beginning because they can’t get to everything at once.The Education Partnership Leadership Team has been meeting since January looking at ways the community as a whole can improve education “from cradle to career.” They met at the Complex Community Federal Credit Union Training Center Tuesday.Work to improve education in the community started with an Education Summit in 2016 that looked at early childhood literacy, high school retention and creating a college-going culture.Some of what’s happened in the last couple of years is Odessa College’s announcement of six commitments to the community showing that college or a certificate can be for everyone; articulation agreements between UTPB, Odessa College and Midland College allowing for a smoother transition between the two- and four-year schools; and a teacher preparation program involving Odessa College, Texas Tech University and ECISD.The Education Partnership of the Permian Basin has received and analyzed data regarding Ector County Independent School District curriculum, student performance and information from a student survey; is continuing work toward creating a college-going culture and a community that “values all forms of education”; teacher recruitment and retention, affordable housing; and more continuous facility planning.Those attending the meeting also discussed the idea of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce offering an internship/mentorship program and companies allowing employees to mentor or tutor students on company time.Adrian Vega, a member of the Education Partnership Executive Board, noted that the data studied by the partnership came from studies commissioned by the Education Foundation such as a curriculum audit focusing on kindergarten through third grade, a student performance analysis and a survey of students in middle and high school.Lorraine Perryman, chair of the Executive Board of the Education Partnership, and Celeste Potter, an ad-hoc member of the Education Partnership Executive Board, said they are amazed by what’s been accomplished so far.“… I’m impressed, which I knew I would be,” said Potter, who is executive director of the Education Foundation. “We have a good community and when they come together and get to work great things happen. Just the resources we identified today, you know about these things but you just don’t think about them so it’s great when we work collectively.”“We are working with Educate Midland to identify resources they have so we can have a joint list for the community to look at,” Potter added.”They already have an early childhood action network, so when this network gets going, if their focus and direction is kind of the same as Midland’s, we might join the two or at least have them work side by side. There’s no sense in duplicating work and effort, especially when we share so many resources in this community. It’s going to be interesting coming forward,” she said.Potter added that a revamped scholarship for future teachers is being considered by the organization’s scholarship committee.“They’re in the process of making changes. We’ll make an announcement once we get all details worked out. The board just agreed to let the scholarship committee pursue it …,” Potter said.She added that the scholarship, which would offer a full ride, probably wouldn’t take effect until spring semester of next year.If things work out as hoped, Potter said an announcement could be made at the Aug. 21 concert fundraiser with Smokey Robinson, to raise funds for the scholarship.Just The Facts Local NewsEducation Twitter WhatsApp Board ‘amazed’ at early cradle to career effortslast_img read more

first_imgNews Updates”Absolutely No Justification For Not Resuming Complete Physical Functioning Of Delhi High Court”: Delhi High Court Bar Association Resolves Shreya Agarwal3 Feb 2021 5:15 AMShare This – xUrging the Chief Justice and the other judges in the Delhi High Court to issue directions for expeditious resumption of physical hearings in court in the same manner as it was functioning prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) has resolved to ensure that the members of the Bar and others visiting the Court complexes, “scrupulously maintain…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginUrging the Chief Justice and the other judges in the Delhi High Court to issue directions for expeditious resumption of physical hearings in court in the same manner as it was functioning prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) has resolved to ensure that the members of the Bar and others visiting the Court complexes, “scrupulously maintain Covid-19 appropriate behavior, wear masks at all times, adhere to social distancing norms and other Covid-19 related SOPs.”The Executive Committee of the DHCBA also thanked the Chief Justice and his companion Judges for the decision to increase the number of Benches holding physical hearing from 3 to 11, with effect from I 8.01.2021.The resolution pointed out that after examining Government statistics, it had noted that there had been a rapid decline in the number of fresh Corona Virus cases in the NCT of Delhi with less than 200 fresh cases per day having been reported in the past week or so.It also stated that the number of active cases in Delhi – NCR as on 01.02.2021 was a paltry 1265, and that it was evident that there had been a negligible spread of the virus in the past one month or so.It reasoned that though the physical footfall in the Delhi High Court had increased manifold since 18.01.2021, not a single person had been reported to have contracted the virus as a consequence of his/ her visit there.Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgThis week, OUSU Council passed a motion that would see OUSU condemn the Iranian government’s oppression and imprisonment of protesting students.The motion also mandated the OUSU President, Stefan Baskerville,  to issue a statement requiring the Vice-Chancellor to take an active position in support of the creation of the Neda Agha-Soltan scholarship.Baskerville stated, ” I believe that students should be able to propose motions to OUSU Council on the issues they consider to be important, and that the OUSU Executive should follow mandates set by OUSU Council. It is for students, not me, to decide what I should say on their behalf.”This motion follows one passed by Queen’s JCR in Michaelmas, which established a graduate scholarship in Philosophy in memory of Neda Agha-Soltan who was shot by Iranian police.  The first recipient of the award was Ariane Shavisi.Last term, the Iranian embassy in London wrote a letter to the Provost of Queen’s College, accusing Oxford University of joining a “politically motivated campaign” which it felt lay “in sharp contract with its academic objectives”. They felt that this was part of a more general pattern of “British interference” following the Iranian presidential elections.At the time, Oxford was keen to stress that this scholarship was an internal matter for Queen’s College, and did not represent the university as a whole. However, the motion bought before OUSU encourages the Vice-Chancellor to take a more active position.Neda Agha-Soltan, a Philosophy student, was shot in June of 2009 during the protests in Tehran against allegedly rigged Iranian presidential elections. The motion noted that students have been “instrumental” in the wave of democratic protests in Iran, and that they are “routinely imprisoned and tortured” for their role in the democratic uprising.The motion had strong political overtones, which were absent from the original motion passed by Queen’s JCR. It  resolves to condemn “imprisonment of student” and “attacks on Student Halls of Residence” as well as “the Iranian government’s oppression of pro-democracy activists in Iran”. The individal advancing the motion urged the council to vote for it, stating  “The University has not backed the Queen’s College scholarship because it is a political motion. It is incumbent upon us to make the University take a stand. Students across the world should stand up in solidarity with students under threat. Passing this motion may not render Iran a democracy over night, but it will certainly add to the sense of impunity felt at the lack of democracy in Iran”.JCR President of Queen’s College, Nathan Roberts told Cherwell, “When Queens passed the motion, the Provost was reserved in his support due to concerns for safety of the scholar. People have already tried to find the room number of the student who has taken the scholarship. The Queens motion emphasised giving Iranian students the opportunity to study at Oxford, rather than issuing a condemnation of Iran.”Commenting on the scholarship, Queen’s Provost, Professor Paul Madden, said, “Oxford is increasingly losing out to its competitors in the race to recruit top graduate students. Donations such as those that have enabled us to create the Neda Agha-Soltan Scholarship are absolutely vital for us to continue to attract and retain the best young minds.”However, Roberts expressed doubt over the future of the OUSU motion, due to its overtly political clauses which he feels the University will not want to be connected to. “I am concerned for the safety of the student, but I am also sceptical that this will get any further. As students, we can have a powerful voice on the international stage, and this motion does not seem to chime with British diplomatic efforts.”Hannah Cusworth, OUSU Academic Affairs and Access Officer, commented, “Student solidarity is important. I can see why the Vice Chancellor would be put off by the political aspects of the motion, but I hope it will be judged it on the merits.”The motion passed with no votes in opposition.last_img read more

first_imgWith the new Phish album Big Boat due out tomorrow, the band’s members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the new release and more. The two talk about how producer Bob Ezrin was instrumental in bringing out the material that comprised Big Boat, as he was unafraid to speak his mind in the democracy of Phish.“He pushed us to go as personal, with as much emotional depth, as possible,” says McConnell. “Collectively, that has not been our strong suit, and it was a good change.” Anastasio cites “Miss You” as an example, which was written about his sister who passed away in 2009.“I was literally looking at my sister’s picture, and those words just came tumbling out,” says Anastasio. “Some of the lines were an attempt to speak for my parents and their experience. But as direct as it was, I hope that people think about their own lives when they hear the song. I believe that the more specifically a songwriter writes, the more universal the sentiment becomes, and I hope that happens here.”The interview also talks about the song “Things People Do,” which was noticeably more lo-fi on the album than all of the other tracks. The rendition was recorded on McConnell’s iPhone while sitting over a Wurlitzer piano, and the band agreed that this was the best rendition compared to anything they had recorded.Trey also reflects on where Phish has been in the feature, and where the band is going.“Phish Phase One started when we were 18 and just wanted to make music… Then we went great guns like we were never going to stop, and the race car smashed into the wall. Phase Two started in 2009 as a new cycle, with different management and structure, and we feel very lucky to have arrived at this very comfortable, very professional place.” He continues, talking about his experience with Fare Thee Well. “I stood on stage looking at 80,000 people vibrating, and old friends hugging, and I was just overcome,” he says. “It’s so much bigger than the band, and we respect that. I think you will see us slow down and do some different things over the next two years.”What do those different things entail? Only time will tell. Phish’s fall tour kicks off on October 14th and runs through Halloween night in Las Vegas.last_img read more

first_imgThe Department of English’s inaugural Ernest Sandeen Memorial Reading will bring together both established and up-and-coming talent Wednesday in McKenna Hall at 7:30 p.m. The reading will honor Sandeen, a former Notre Dame faculty member, and will feature U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer prize-winner Philip Levine and University of Illinois at Chicago professor Christina Pugh.In keeping with Sandeen’s legacy as a poet and a teacher, the English department selected Levine, who in turn selected a younger poet, Pugh, to read on the same night, according to a University press release.“The idea behind it is to make it stand out from other kinds of poetry reading,” professor of English William O’Rourke said. “To make [Sandeen’s] readings stand out … we select an older poet and then the older poet gets to choose a younger poet to come read with the older poet and that gives it a little bit of distinction.”“Philip Levine was available and he’s about as distinguished an older poet as we have in America right now,” O’Rourke said. “He also comes from Michigan and has a kind of working class background, more so than is sometimes true in the poetry world, and so his poetry has some of the same social concerns as [Sandeen] did. We figured he would be a good one to start the series with, and he selected Christina Pugh.”Pugh is a consulting editor for the publication “Poetry,” according to a press release. Pugh will be reading from her latest work, “Grains of the Voice” and another work, “Restoration.”“I am thrilled to be reading with Philip Levine,” Pugh said.  “… I’ve enjoyed his work for many years and have found it to be some of the most moving work that’s out there. I can strongly remember my first experience of hearing him read in Boston and how overwhelming an experience that was, and it’s just wonderful to have the opportunity to read with him. I’m really grateful.”O’Rourke recalled the salon Sandeen and his wife, Eileen, would host at their house for members of the Department of English, including students, many of which Sandeen continued to keep in touch with after their graduation and his retirement.Sandeen taught for 50 years at Notre Dame and won the 1976 College of Arts and Letters’ Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching, according to a press release. O’Rourke said Sandeen had already retired when he began teaching at Notre Dame but he continued writing and influencing the literary community of South Bend. O’Rourke said he believed the Ernest Sandeen Endowment Fund will provide for the biannual Ernest Sandeen Memorial Reading, which will partially sponsor the Wednesday event, to continue into the future, bringing older and younger poets together at Notre Dame for years to come.Tags: department of english, poet laureate, Poetry, Sandeenlast_img read more