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Voting yes for JCPS tax plan will help improve education in Louisville

There are nearly 100,000 students enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools, and far too many of them aren’t being served equitably due to a lack of education funding. We knew this before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way education is delivered to K-12 students, when just 35% of economically disadvantaged elementary students were proficient or distinguished readers, compared to 68% of their more affluent peers.

Former Wildcat Keenan Burton speaks on the JCPS tax plan

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Seven months into remote learning for Louisville’s students, this issue is more urgent than ever before, as many students and their families struggle with internet affordability and connectivity issues and no longer have the same level of access to teachers and resources.

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Therefore, for the first time in the history of the Prichard Committee of Academic Excellence, our board of directors has voted to support a local ballot

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as protesters in Melbourne pepper-sprayed | Australia news

Fragments of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes coronavirus, have also been detected in untreated wastewater samples collected in recent days from wastewater treatment plants at Colac, Gisborne, Kilmore and Shepparton where there are known residents with recent infections.

While the test results may not mean there are currently active cases of Covid-19 in these communities, the Department of Health and Human Services has increased testing with local health services and taken further wastewater samples.

People who have had coronavirus may shed the virus or virus fragments for several weeks on used tissues, off their hands and skin when washing, and in their stool, well beyond their infectious period.

The preliminary positive test result from Ararat is not expected, with no known recent cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the area. As with all wastewater testing, it may be because of someone local who is shedding the virus or from a visitor

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as 800 people self-isolate in Melbourne | Australia news

Fragments of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes coronavirus, have also been detected in untreated wastewater samples collected in recent days from wastewater treatment plants at Colac, Gisborne, Kilmore and Shepparton where there are known residents with recent infections.

While the test results may not mean there are currently active cases of Covid-19 in these communities, the Department of Health and Human Services has increased testing with local health services and taken further wastewater samples.

People who have had coronavirus may shed the virus or virus fragments for several weeks on used tissues, off their hands and skin when washing, and in their stool, well beyond their infectious period.

The preliminary positive test result from Ararat is not expected, with no known recent cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the area. As with all wastewater testing, it may be because of someone local who is shedding the virus or from a visitor

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CPS confirms plan to phase students back into buildings next quarter, starting with ‘most vulnerable’ children; union vows to fight reopening

Chicago Public Schools announced Friday that all students will continue with remote learning when the second quarter starts in November but that some of the district’s “most vulnerable” children will begin returning to schools before the end of the calendar year.



a close up of a sign: CPS says pre-kindergartners and some special education students will be the first to return to school but they haven't said when.


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CPS says pre-kindergartners and some special education students will be the first to return to school but they haven’t said when.

A CPS news release did not specify when the first students — those in pre-kindergarten and some in special education — will begin phasing back in to in-person learning, saying administrators will make that decision in consultation with public health official “closer to the start of the second quarter” on Nov. 9.

But officials said the goal is to “add additional grades as early as January. Later this year, the district will be engaging parents in other grades to assess

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How recent college grads can create a 5-year career plan that sets them up for success during a recession



a man standing in front of a brick wall: Finding a job as a college graduate during a recession is not as hopeless as you think. Pekic/Getty Images


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Finding a job as a college graduate during a recession is not as hopeless as you think. Pekic/Getty Images

  • With multiple hiring freezes and a shaky job market, it’s been a challenging year for recent graduates.
  • However, Elana Lynn Gross, an author who writes about career and workplace trends, says this setback doesn’t mean you have to put your career plans on hold — in fact, it’s an opportunity to set new, actionable goals.
  • She recommends creating a five-year, SMART — specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound — plan to stay on track.
  • Landing your dream may take longer than usual, but remember you can still hone in on what’s important to you, take on learning opportunities, and build up new skills in the meantime. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

These are grim times to be a new college graduate making a career plan. In

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Plan your visit | California Science Center

Hours of Operation

Exhibits

Open daily* 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Box Office

Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

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  • California Science Center response to COVID-19

    Coronavirus information

    The health of our community—including guests, staff, volunteers and neighbors—is a top priority for the California Science Center. Accordingly, we are following guidance from state and local health authorities as we closely monitor and respond the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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    Stuck at home science

    Continue your child’s science learning with our easy to follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate, and learn together without ever needing to leave the house.

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  • Children watching IMAX film

    Admission

    Admission to the Science Center’s permanent exhibition galleries is FREE (excluding IMAX and Special Exhibits). Enhance your experience by viewing an educational movie at our IMAX Theater or reserving timed

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Goal-Setting: Developing a Vision & Goals for Your Career Plan

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Developing a Career Vision Statement

Having a clear vision of the end state we are trying to achieve before we take action to reach our goals is the key factor in accomplishing any goals that we set. Do you have a clear mental image of who you will be in the future? Your vision is a “picture” of what you aspire to – and what inspires you – in your work life. Articulating your vision statement for your career is the first step in helping you eventually reach your career goals.

Follow these steps, adapted from Randall S. Hansen of Quintessential Careers, and you’ll be on your way to creating a career vision statement that inspires and energizes you.

  1. Carve out a chunk of time. Career visioning cannot — and should not — be rushed. It’s also something that may take several efforts and false starts before things begin to
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CFNC.org – Plan for College

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View valuable information about transferring between North Carolina’s colleges and universities, including a list of transferable courses, contact information, and frequently asked questions.

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A service provided during the later months of the application season to match denied applicants

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