Towering nutrition education earns Billings teacher health award | Local News

She began planting the tower garden, which she purchased with a grant from the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools. Rainbow chard, kale, and basil are growing this year.  

For elementary students, especially the youngest, concepts like nutrition can be difficult to truly understand. It’s not just about memorizing facts; it requires a more nuanced understanding of long-term consequences of actions and understanding of how food is created. 

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With gardening, Olson’s students learn how vegetables grow and what can affect that; they move plants into and out of sunlight, water them less and more, and try different varieties.

“You have to be patient and try some things,” Olson said. 

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Boulder Elementary first grade teacher Kerra Olson talks with her students as they take a look at a hydroponic garden where the class has been growing and harvesting food.

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Marshall University police officer earns top academic honors at academy | Features/Entertainment

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University Police Department Patrolman Taylor J. Eastes, who joined the department in May, has earned the valedictorian award for the highest academic achievement in his graduating class at the West Virginia State Police Academy.

There were 38 individuals in Eastes’ class who completed the training in November.

“We are incredibly proud of Patrolman Eastes,” said James E. Terry, director of public safety at Marshall. “The academy is always a grueling process, but layer the demands of COVID-19 on the training and the course became even more challenging. He is a great asset to our department, not to mention a very successful student.”

In addition to his position with MUPD, Eastes is a student at Marshall studying cyber forensics and security.

“I’ve always wanted to be a police officer and am very happy that Marshall has provided me with this opportunity,” Eastes said. “To complete the academy, I

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David Beckham ‘earns more from FIFA 21 than his playing career’

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David Beckham is reportedly earning more from playing in a soccer video game than he ever did during his career.

The 45-year-old star – who retired from the sport in 2013 – has signed a £40 million, three-year deal to appear as an ‘icon’ player in the ‘FIFA 21’ video game.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “‘FIFA’ makers EA Sports offered him £30 million over three years but he managed to get a better deal.

“It is a big addition to the Beckham brand and the easiest money he’s ever made.”

Inter Miami – the Beckham-owned team that recently joined Major League Soccer in the US – also features in the long-running franchise.

The former England captain – who played for the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid during his career – took to Instagram earlier this month to promote the new

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Walden University’s School of Management Earns Performance Excellence Award

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Walden University is pleased to announce its School of Management has been awarded the Performance Excellence Network’s (PEN) Performance Excellence Award, which is based on the Baldrige Framework and is the culmination of a rigorous evaluation of an organization’s management and performance system.

“The School of Management’s mission is to educate students to think critically and create or apply knowledge of management for the benefit of society and individuals,” says Dr. Marilyn Powell, vice provost of Walden’s College of Management and Technology (CMT). “We apply those rigorous standards to ourselves at Walden, making a commitment to continually enhance our programs and the student learning experience.”

The School of Management received the award’s Advancement Level designation. The evaluation criteria for the award considers leadership, strategic planning, customer-related processes, measurement and knowledge management, workforce and operations, and it recognizes organizations that are systematically

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Kirk Cousins earns first career Monday Night Football victory

As the starting quarterback of the Washington Football Team, Kirk Cousins started six games for the Burgundy and Gold on Monday Night Football. Each one ended in a Washington loss.

Those Monday night woes have carried over to Minnesota, too, where Cousins has been the starting quarterback the last three seasons. Entering the Vikings’ Week 10 matchup with Chicago, Cousins was 0-9 for his career on Monday Night Football.

Those primetime struggles were finally put to rest on Monday, though, as Cousins led the Vikings to a 19-13 victory over the Bears for the QB’s first career win on Monday Night Football.

The victory was Minnesota’s third straight after starting the season 1-5. For Chicago, the loss was their fourth straight after starting the season 5-1.

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Cousins didn’t necessarily ‘wow’ on Monday evening, but the veteran signal-caller was efficient and

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Kelly earns 100th win, No. 2 Notre Dame rolls past Boston College

Boston  — Notre Dame has a history of following big wins with letdowns against rival Boston College.

This time the Irish wound up making some history for their coach at the Eagles’ expense.

Ian Book passed for three touchdowns and ran for another and the second-ranked Irish overcame an early deficit to roll to a 45-31 victory over BC on Saturday.

The Fighting Irish’s eighth straight win in the series between FBS’s only Catholic institutions gave coach Brian Kelly his 100th career victory at the school, tying him with Lou Holtz for second all-time. He is now just five behind coach Knute Rockne.

“One hundred wins. I was gonna say it felt like 100 years. But it’s not something I

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Colorado State University earns No. 1 ranking in sustainability index


CSU’s Powerhouse Energy Campus and Infectious Disease Research Center are working to create a disinfectant to sanitize surfaces of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Colorado State University was recognized once again for its sustainability efforts, earning the top ranking among schools with doctoral programs in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s annual index.

The organization’s sustainable campus index recognizes top-performing institutions overall and in 17 categorical impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

“I think it’s a reflection of the work we all do every day, and I think that’s the cool part about CSU,” said Tonie Miyamoto, co-chair of the CSU President’s Sustainability Commission. “It’s a reflection of us walking the walk in sustainability instruction and research. We have majors and minors in all eight of our colleges that are focused on the environment and

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Alabama earns No. 1 spot in college football poll for 13th straight year

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13.

Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. 2 on Sunday after upsetting Clemson in a dramatic double-overtime game Saturday night. Ohio State remained No. 3. Clemson gave up the top spot for the first time this season and landed at No. 4.

The Crimson Tide, who had an open date, received 59 of 62 first-place votes. Notre Dame, which has its best ranking since it was No. 1 at the end of the 2012 regular season, received two first-place votes. Ohio State got one.

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Texas A&M moved up two spots to No. 5, the Aggies’ best ranking since they finished fifth to end the 2012 season. Florida jumped two spots to No.

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Biden wins presidency after he earns Pennsylvania’s electoral college votes

Trump refused to concede, threatening further legal action on ballot counting.

Biden, 77, staked his candidacy on bringing together voters around the notion that Trump posed a serious threat to American democracy. The strategy proved effective, resulting in pivotal victories in Michigan and Wisconsin as well as Pennsylvania, onetime strongly Democratic states that had flipped to Trump in 2016.

Biden, in a statement, said he was humbled by the victory and it was time for the battered nation to set aside its differences.

“It’s time for America to unite. And to heal,” he said.

“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” Biden said. “There’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together.”

Biden was on track to win the national popular vote by more than 4 million as ballots continue to be counted.


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Cornerstone basketball coach Kim Elders earns 700th career victory

It was a milestone decades in the making.

Cornerstone University’s men’s basketball team defeated Saint Xavier 91-83 Friday night at home, giving Golden Eagles coach Kim Elders his 700th career victory.

Elders, who has rolled up a 700-255 record in his 28 years of coaching Cornerstone, is the 20th NAIA coach all-time to reach 700 career victories. Elders, who is in his 31st season with the Cornerstone program, is one of three active coaches on the list – not that he is counting.

“Honestly 700 was not really in my mind, I was just focused on getting the win,” said Elders in a release. “I give the glory to God and my guys over the years because they are the ones who have gotten the wins for me. It has been a great ride and I am so grateful for everyone I have been able to coach through these 700.”

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