May 13, 2013
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocates for charter schools and education reform are holding a rally at the state Capitol, urging Connecticut lawmakers to replenish cuts they’ve made to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education spending proposals.
The Democratic governor, who made education reform the centerpiece of last year’s legislative session, is expected to appear at Thursday’s event on the north steps of the Capitol. Students and clergy are also anticipated to be on hand.
Advocates said the spending plan recently passed by the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee cuts $47.1 million from Malloy’s education initiatives. For example, the committee included less funding for charter schools and the Commissioner’s Network — an effort to help low-performing schools.
Malloy and legislative leaders are expected to spend the coming weeks negotiating a final agreement on a new, two-year budget.
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May 9, 2013
A memorial commemorating the iconic Castle on the Hill is planned for the Alva campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University by the Northwestern Historic Preservation Task Force.
The Castle on the Hill was built and dedicated in 1898 as attendance and faculty increased at the newly established Northwestern Territorial Normal School, now Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The building’s turrets, battlements and towers gave it its castle-like character, and it was said to be one of the largest and most beautiful normal school buildings west of the Mississippi River.
The Castle burned March 1, 1935, in an uncontrollable fire, which destroyed the building and its contents: library books, historical documents, treasured pieces of art, band instruments and uniforms, museum relics, government publications, pictures and unique furnishings. H
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May 1, 2013
Peter currently teaches Year 3 at a primary school in Preston, having previously taught in years 1, 2, 3 and 4. His blog, PrimaryPete.net is about innovation, classroom teaching and learning, leadership all with an occasional technological slant.
Peter decided to start blogging because he felt that thought that the things that he was doing in his classroom might be of interest to others. He also thought that it would be an interesting record of my teaching career over time.
Peters most popular post is about using Evernote (one of my favourite tools) as a way of recording evidence.
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April 15, 2013
Shelton (WTNH) – Firefighters from at least three towns are on the scene of a fire at Shelton High School, where there have been concerns about a renovation that did not include a sprinkler system.
It happened around 1:00 p.m.
“The entire building has been evacuated, obviously the children, all the students, are on Christmas vacation,” said Capt. Michael Madden of the Shelton Police.
But there was a freshman basketball game going on that abruptly ended. There were also maintenance workers, contractors, teachers and administrative personnel inside.
Asst. Chief Mike Ullrich tells News Channel 8 that the fire started on the second floor maintenance area in a storage closet and spread from there.
“The fire did travel through some duct work up to the 3rd and 4th floor,” Ullrich said.
There is a concern over chemicals and toxic fumes on that top floor because of the science laboratories.
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April 9, 2013
Northwestern Oklahoma State University students are invited to attend a viewing of “The Lorax” Thursday in the Education Center, room 109. Showtime begins at 7 p.m., and there will be free popcorn and Truffula tree seeds.
Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, he discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees.
After the film, Dr. James Bell, Department of English, Foreign Language and Humanities chair, will lead a panel discussion with Leah Haines, director of assessment and institutional effectiveness, and Alicia Mitchell, May 2012 alumni.
This event is sponsored by Conserving Our Ranger Environment (CORE).