Educational plan – Intuttitalia http://intuttitalia.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 12:32:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://intuttitalia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2-120x120.png Educational plan – Intuttitalia http://intuttitalia.com/ 32 32 GSE researcher explores the relationship between motherhood and academic work during the pandemic – UB Now: News and Views for UB faculty and staff https://intuttitalia.com/gse-researcher-explores-the-relationship-between-motherhood-and-academic-work-during-the-pandemic-ub-now-news-and-views-for-ub-faculty-and-staff/ Tue, 10 May 2022 12:32:05 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/gse-researcher-explores-the-relationship-between-motherhood-and-academic-work-during-the-pandemic-ub-now-news-and-views-for-ub-faculty-and-staff/ For working mothers in academia, looking to each other and the wisdom of their grandmothers can provide support, renewal and guidance for the future, according to new research co-authored by the researcher from the Sarah A. Robert Graduate School of Education. Along with Wayne State University researchers Min Yu, Erica B. Edwards, Sandra M. Gonzales, […]]]>

For working mothers in academia, looking to each other and the wisdom of their grandmothers can provide support, renewal and guidance for the future, according to new research co-authored by the researcher from the Sarah A. Robert Graduate School of Education.

Along with Wayne State University researchers Min Yu, Erica B. Edwards, Sandra M. Gonzales, and Christina P. DeNicolo, Robert recently published “To remember. (Remember. Remember: Theorizing the Process of Healing, Sustaining, and Transforming as Scholarly Mothersin the Peabody Journal of Education.

Distilled from the same research, the authors authored a chapter, “Invoking abuelita epistemologies for academic transformation in the age of coronavirus: autoethnographic reflections from a collective of scholarly mothers,” in the book “Global Feminist Autoethnographies during COVID-19 Displacements and Disruptions”.

Associate Professor at GSE, Robert studies the relationship between gender and politics, focusing on gender inequalities in educational settings. Her work often leads her to explore the issues that women face in their roles in educational institutions.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought many of these issues to light.

“Mothers are the first educators of their children. But with the pandemic, women have become much more than just first teachers. They became co-teachers with professional educators,” says Robert. “They have become, in some cases, fully responsible for the upbringing and welfare of their children.

According to Robert, the work of educators had already intensified in recent years and then been exacerbated by COVID-19, especially for women. As circumstances worsened, her research shifted and she began to explore the experiences of educators navigating motherhood and teaching within old and new policies during the pandemic.

She decided to contact Yu, a former mentee, to talk about their own experiences as mothers and researchers. Yu then invited fellow Wayne State Edwards, Gonzales and DeNicolo to join the conversation.

They decided to meet virtually and record their conversations every week.

Describing themselves as a multiracial group of “scholar mothers” – a term that merges the two identities into one – they used their time together to discuss their families, their thoughts, their fears and their work to “deal with out loud in a collective form,” Robert explains. “It’s really an old-school, feminist, awareness-raising band.”

“We have not set agendas, nor planned how to support each other,” the authors write. “Yet our dialogues have nurtured us in ways we could not have anticipated. As we spoke, we identified the need to transform the institutional messages that produce shame and disrupt the boundaries between our mother-self and our scholar-self.

They used a circle methodology and a framework of abuelita epistemologies to deal with their experiences and share the ancestral wisdom passed down from their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers. They have worked to heal the structural racism and sexism of academia and to harmonize the relationship between motherhood and professional work. And reflecting on the memories, sayings and practices of their ancestors, they began to replenish themselves.

The weekly get-togethers helped Robert remember recipes his grandmothers used to make, like die-cut cookies and Sunday morning egg and cheese sandwiches. “Their meals were predictable, but they taught me the value of collecting during tougher times, managing food and limited resources calmly, continuing those rituals around food – predictability, gathering – in the midst of disease, war, violence, riots,” Robert writes.

These memories inspired her to pass on the lessons of her grandmothers to her children. At the start of the pandemic, she taught them how to cook and cook, and sent meals, herbs and vegetables to those in need.

The encounters and research of Robert’s scholarly mother also had an impact on his approach as a teacher. She decided to focus on what matters most to her students. “I really thought about how I organize the learning in my classes, so that students have more time with other students, but also that what they do is deeply connected to who they are. and what they want in the course and the projection they see for themselves in the future.

Two years after their first meeting, the scholar mothers continue to gather. They check in to talk about their family, work responsibilities, and collaboration opportunities.

For Robert, having these conversations and continuing to conduct this research remains crucial.

“We are apparently overtaking COVID. But in reality, if you ask any woman with school-aged children what life is like, it’s still very complicated… COVID life continues to affect women with children,” says -she.

“And ask any educator. COVID is still having a significant impact on our lives too… Not everyone is a college professor, but women who have children and have a relationship with schools or universities still experience it.

“We haven’t come up with policies that help address the very deep ways that women, educators, scholarly mothers have been impacted by COVID and still are,” Robert says. “That’s where we really need to shift our focus now.”

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Development plan underway for 815 acre HV property https://intuttitalia.com/development-plan-underway-for-815-acre-hv-property/ Sun, 08 May 2022 12:40:43 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/development-plan-underway-for-815-acre-hv-property/ The owners of the 815-acre Winston Farm in Saugerties, where the 1994 version of the Woodstock Music Festival was held, want to develop the property for residential and commercial purposes. They worked to build support for the idea among local businesses and residents. The original Woodstock festival was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in […]]]>

The owners of the 815-acre Winston Farm in Saugerties, where the 1994 version of the Woodstock Music Festival was held, want to develop the property for residential and commercial purposes. They worked to build support for the idea among local businesses and residents.

The original Woodstock festival was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York. The 1994 festival in Saugerties drew an estimated 500,000 people.

Winston Farm in Saugerties. Satellite photo via Google Maps.

Current owners Tony Montano, John Mullen and Randy Richers purchased the Winston Farm in 2020 from the Schaller family, who owned it since 1961. All three are Saugerties residents and business operators.

Montano was born in Saugerties and his family had established the Montano shoe store there in 1906. A. Montano Co., is currently a construction equipment dealer.

Mullen has lived in Saugerties since he was eight years old. J. Mullen and Sons specializes in excavation.

Richers moved to Saugerties when he was 10 years old. He is involved in three companies: NY Drilling Services, Richers Electric and NY Crushing and Recycling.

Although they did not have a specific plan, they went to Saugerties Town Council to open discussions about what could be done with the site and to request rezoning. Opportunities for development were explored in a presentation at the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s April 28 breakfast meeting.

Saugerties Town Supervisor Fred Costello said at the meeting, “We are being rediscovered by people looking for a place to vacation and at the same time we are being redefined as an area where people want to bring their businesses, operate their businesses.”

Costello said there was a housing crisis in the area and finding housing for people in entry-level jobs at area businesses had become a challenge.

“It’s amazing ground,” Costello said of Winston Farm. “Its location is amazing. It is one of the most important properties in the Hudson Valley.

He said the process of creating an acceptable development proposal “is daunting” and “fraught with pitfalls”.

Josh Sommers, president and CEO of Goshen-based Focus Media, which sits on the board of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) and works with Winston Farms on the project, made a presentation on behalf of the development team.

“We ask the community, what kind of economic development do you want to see? What type of accommodation? How can we meet the needs of Saugerties and Ulster County? »

Sommers explained that a preliminary site master plan and documentation is in preparation.

“There is going to be a very thorough environmental review that will take place with the city council as the lead agency for this rezoning process,” Sommers said.

The new owners of Winston Farm are committed to maintaining approximately 400 acres of the property as open space and say they will provide an example of “responsible and sustainable development that supports local economic growth while maintaining a synergy with residents, culture and environmental resources of our community”. .”

Using the Saugerties Farms LLC entity, the owners applied to the Saugerties City Council to re-zone the nine lands that make up GB’s farm property, allowing general operations; MDR, medium density residential; and HR, which stands for Hamlet Residential, in PDD, a planned development district.

Jess Sudol, president of architectural and engineering firm Passero Associates representing the plaintiff, told City Council: “A wide range of residential, non-residential, agricultural, recreational, entertainment and hospitality uses are proposed. The planned development neighborhood will incorporate appropriate design elements, amenities or treatments that maintain and enhance the design relationships between buildings and uses in the neighborhood and beyond the neighborhood, to maintain a unique, playful and inviting.

Sudol said the development would include a mix of complementary building styles of varying heights and sizes, as well as indoor and outdoor venues and spaces for active and passive recreation, entertainment and social gatherings.

Specific development ideas being floated include multi-family and single-family housing, an amphitheater, boutique hotel, technology park, offices, cabins, and campgrounds.

The area proposed for development is roughly bounded to the south by Saugerties-Woodstock Road, also identified as New York State Route 212; power lines along the western edge of the property; Mower Mill Road to the north; and State Route 32 to the east. The site is across from Exit 20 of the New York State Thruway, I-87.

Saugerties Farms LLC points out that Winston Farm is the largest entity-owned property in Saugerties and that the HVEDC had prepared in 2009 a study on the feasibility of a high-tech development on the property. The study looked at nine possible development sites and concluded that Winston Farm was the most favorable for a high-tech development that would include a mix of high-tech research and development and sustainable manufacturing facilities. The study envisioned support uses consisting of a mix of restaurants, shops, recreation venues, arts venues, educational centers providing workforce training, and a heritage museum of Hudson Valley.

The applicant indicates that its development would include the provision of new water and wastewater treatment infrastructure that would serve the development while helping meet the needs of the city.

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Island Schools Plan for Brazilian Teachers https://intuttitalia.com/island-schools-plan-for-brazilian-teachers/ Fri, 06 May 2022 18:04:26 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/island-schools-plan-for-brazilian-teachers/ The island-wide school committee was briefed on a plan to recruit teachers from Brazil during a meeting on Thursday evening. According to Matt D’Andrea, superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard, discussions and decisions regarding the plan will be made within each of the local school committees on the island. “We are always looking for opportunities to bring […]]]>

The island-wide school committee was briefed on a plan to recruit teachers from Brazil during a meeting on Thursday evening. According to Matt D’Andrea, superintendent of Martha’s Vineyard, discussions and decisions regarding the plan will be made within each of the local school committees on the island.

“We are always looking for opportunities to bring more diversity to our staff on the island,” D’Andrea told the committee. “We have had a substantial increase in the number of our English Language Learners (ELLs).

To meet the educational needs of the island, a plan has been developed to partner with the Maryland-based nonprofit Teachers Council to bring in teachers from Brazil on H1B visas. According to Boundless, an immigration assistance company, the H1B visa is a “nonimmigrant work visa that allows U.S. employers to hire foreign workers for skilled jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.” The visa is valid for three years and can be extended for up to six years. The H1B visa holder’s spouse and children under 21 can accompany them on H-4 visas. The H1B visa holder can apply for a green card later if they wish.

Leah Palmer, ELL director of Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools, said the plan would help the island find people for hard-to-fill positions, such as bilingual school counselors, ESL teachers and language teachers. Portuguese.

“These positions have been very difficult to fill, and they would really benefit from having a multicultural and multilingual perspective,” Palmer told the committee. She said there were two bilingual counselor positions and one Portuguese teaching position to fill this year at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

By bringing educators from Brazil to the island, Palmer said it would allow schools “to really have a staff that reflects our students.” Of the 2,191 students attending public schools on the island, 21% of them are learning English. A graph presented by Palmer showed that the total number of students attending public schools in Martha’s Vineyard has remained stable (2,133 students in 2016 and 2,191 students in 2022 in January). However, the number of students learning English has more than doubled over the same period (210 students in 2016 and 461 students in 2022).

Palmer said English students have been predominantly Brazilian over the past 10 years. In another graph, Palmer showed the number of students with a first language other than English. Portuguese speakers eclipsed other language-speaking populations with 398 students. The schools have 15 Spanish-speaking students and four Mandarin Chinese-speaking students.

“Really promoting the strengths of multi-bilingualism and multi-biculturalism is really something that we’re trying to embrace within our school system,” Palmer said. “It will also diversify our staff and educational experiences.”

According to Palmer, each H1B hire will cost Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools $1,560 due to legal, visa and fraud prevention fees. Successful applicants can only receive the H1B visa with the stipulation that they must work in the Martha’s Vineyard public school system.

“Housing is not a component of [H1B]. Have you looked at any requirements we might have in the accommodation? Up-Island school board member Robert Lionette asked.

“We don’t have any housing requirements with this one. We would obviously, like anyone we hire who is new to Martha’s Vineyard, we want to make sure that we help them as much as possible with the housing crisis that we have,” Palmer replied.

Palmer said there are already people applying for Martha’s Vineyard Public School positions from Brazil, so the plan is to roll out the process as soon as possible.

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Suffolk Business Awards: Business Education Questions and Answers https://intuttitalia.com/suffolk-business-awards-business-education-questions-and-answers/ Wed, 04 May 2022 07:30:00 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/suffolk-business-awards-business-education-questions-and-answers/ Published: 08:30 4 May 2022 The Corporate Education Award at Suffolk Business Awards 2022 is open to organizations that are committed to equipping people with the skills of today and tomorrow. Judge Claire Casbolt, head of business development at New Suffolk Collegetells us why she thinks education and training are essential to growth. Why did […]]]>

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The Corporate Education Award at Suffolk Business Awards 2022 is open to organizations that are committed to equipping people with the skills of today and tomorrow. Judge Claire Casbolt, head of business development at New Suffolk Collegetells us why she thinks education and training are essential to growth.

Why did you want to get involved in the Business Awards?

I want to promote corporate education and encourage ambitious people to achieve their goals while building a team with the required knowledge and skills.

I enjoy seeing the journey and success of those around me and would like to support them by getting involved in the awards.

What do you bring to the judging process?

An understanding of education but also a commercial sensitivity that will allow companies to evaluate projects and identify key talents when selecting the winner.

What were your previous experiences as a judge?

I really enjoyed judging the Young Business Person Award at the Suffolk Business Awards 2020 and was inspired and impressed by all the nominees.

I also helped judge the Education in Business award in 2021, which again brought inspiring educational planning to the fore.

What inspires you in business?

See the diversity of businesses in the region and how they approach their business models.


Claire Casbolt, Business Development Manager at Suffolk New College
– Credit: Suffolk New College

Do you have any anecdotes about moments that changed your business strategy?

In my previous role, I wrote a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) offer to become an Approved Apprenticeship Training Provider. Although my roles have been employer-focused for most of my career, this experience has given me insight into the financial impact of training and the quality required to deal with financial audit and Ofsted inspections.

Why should companies take the time to participate in this award?

It’s a way to share best practices and get recognition and praise for your hard work. You can also inspire others to pause, review, and expand educational opportunities within their own organization.

What advice would you give to a company considering entering?

Review your background and envision your five-year plan, incorporating any training you may need to achieve your goals so judges have a clear view of your mission.

Award criteria

This award is open to companies of all shapes and sizes that are committed to developing the skills of their employees or potential employees.

Judges will be looking for an organization that goes beyond its business needs to equip people with the skills of the future. The winner of this award will put practices or procedures in place to enable the next generation to succeed.

To enter the Education in Business Award category at the Suffolk Business Awards 2022, visit the website at www.suffolkbusinessawards.co.uk

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Math teacher-turned-administrator named new vice president for finance and administration https://intuttitalia.com/math-teacher-turned-administrator-named-new-vice-president-for-finance-and-administration/ Mon, 02 May 2022 15:59:44 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/math-teacher-turned-administrator-named-new-vice-president-for-finance-and-administration/ Andrea Young, a mathematician turned college administrator, will be DePauw University’s next vice president for finance and administration, President Lori White announced today. It will begin on July 15. Young, who will also serve as chief financial officer, has served as interim president of Ripon College since January, having been named to the interim role […]]]>

Andrea Young, a mathematician turned college administrator, will be DePauw University’s next vice president for finance and administration, President Lori White announced today. It will begin on July 15.

Young, who will also serve as chief financial officer, has served as interim president of Ripon College since January, having been named to the interim role as Ripon’s board of trustees searches for a new president. She has held various administrative positions at Ripon, including Vice President of Finance and Director of Strategic Initiatives, which she has held since July 2019, Dean of Faculty, Special Assistant to the President, and Board Liaison.

Ripon, located in east-central Wisconsin, is a liberal arts college with approximately 800 students.

“What I love about higher education, especially institutions like our smaller liberal arts institutions, is how we embody the principles of shared governance,” she said. “We are working together across the board – across constituencies of faculty, staff, students, board members, alumni and trustees – to address the big issues of continuing to compete on a increasingly competitive market and to provide transformative educational experiences for our students.”

Young is a tenured math professor who “didn’t expect to be an administrator” but “was tapped on the shoulder by our president, who asked me to join the administration.” She’s worked in a variety of administrative roles since then, “and it turns out I love working in administration doing the behind-the-scenes work that empowers our faculty and staff to help our students succeed.”

As a senior financial officer at a university, “you work with complex institutional and financial data and communicate it to a wide variety of audiences,” she said. “And that’s also what you do as a math teacher. In many ways, the CFO’s job is like a giant math problem. I enjoy solving institutional problems and working with different areas of campus to do what is best for our students.

President White said, “Dr. Young brings great knowledge and vigor to DePauw, including his experiences as a faculty member who has served on important college and university committees and as a member of Rippon’s cabinet. During the search process for the Vice President of Finance and Administration at DePauw, Dr. Young impressed us with his knowledge of the financial challenges and opportunities for small liberal arts colleges. She has also demonstrated her ability to communicate the nuances of university budgets to a wide variety of constituencies. This is always important, especially at a time when we are undertaking many new initiatives planned in the strategic plan.

Young said she is excited to work to implement the strategic plan, which calls for academic renewal and an exemplary student experience, institutional equity and a thriving university.

DePauw has “created an inspiring and forward-thinking strategic plan,” she said. “I am excited to be part of the work to realize this vision and to work with internal and external partners to focus our time and resources on the strategic pillars you have collectively identified that will move the institution forward.”

Young started at Ripon 11 years ago. She obtained a doctorate. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with a minor in Italian, from Pennsylvania State University. As a teacher, Young has won several teaching awards; published numerous peer-reviewed articles; and was a principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant to improve undergraduate STEM education.

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Skyline provides update on construction progress – The Skyline View https://intuttitalia.com/skyline-provides-update-on-construction-progress-the-skyline-view/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 16:04:19 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/skyline-provides-update-on-construction-progress-the-skyline-view/ Completion is expected by 2024 Ama Bayar Building 2 is set to receive major upgrades as part of the master plan update. Skyline College is expected to continue with major campus construction projects, the institution announced in a recent online open forum on April 7. Changes include improvements to buildings 1 and 2. The Building […]]]>

Completion is expected by 2024

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Building 2 is set to receive major upgrades as part of the master plan update.

Skyline College is expected to continue with major campus construction projects, the institution announced in a recent online open forum on April 7. Changes include improvements to buildings 1 and 2.

The Building 1 project is already underway and some aspects of the $15.5 million facelift have already been completed. Along with an assortment of office renovations, some restrooms and the photography lab were demolished. The floors in the choir hall were also removed.

“The facilities master plan is reviewed and updated every five years,” said Richard Storti, executive vice chancellor for district administrative services. “This is an opportunity to reassess the needs that may arise since the last Equipment Master Plan. Over the next five years, there will likely be changes and developments that will require updating the plan. The aim is to be proactive and carry out regular reviews to ensure that facilities support student learning to the highest degree possible.

Skyline announced that a multi-user restroom is being built and should be ready by the time students return to campus for the fall semester. In the summer, the construction of single-use toilets will begin and the building’s elevator should be completely renovated by October.

Arguably the most notable inclusion is fixes to the theater, which is currently open for limited-use activity and will soon be closed for the entire summer. Depending on the availability of elevator equipment, the theater may also be closed until the fall.

The Skyline Gallery will also be updated and will be available for limited use until the end of summer.

Early 2023 is Skyline’s projected conclusion for the construction of Building 1.

Early 2023 is Skyline’s projected conclusion for the construction of Building 1. (Skyline College)

“I’m definitely in favor of this,” said Skyline Student Associate Student Body President Anthony Tran. “And I would certainly like to continue to see more gender-neutral bathrooms, disability access, and just making sure all of those needs are met while still making the campus look great.”

The Building 2 Workforce and Economic Development Prosperity Center project has a budget of $61 million and is awaiting Division of State Architects (DSA) approval, which the school expects by mid-April 2022. soon after, the plan is expected to move to the state chancellor’s office in June for a targeted fall construction start date.

The B2 project is considered a “gut of the building” with completely demolished interiors on three floors. The floor plan revealed for all three levels previews the expected outcome, showing new furniture and state-of-the-art design textures.

“State-of-the-art equipment is needed to support student learning and help them develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their educational goals,” Storti said. “Examples of state-of-the-art equipment include computer equipment, laboratory equipment and other equipment that supports our wide range of educational programs.”

The transfer center, admissions and counseling services, Promise Scholars headquarters, financial aid offices, and some classrooms are among those that have undergone an overhaul.

“Some buildings need some catching up, but I think we’ve definitely had great leadership and improvements on our campus,” Tran said. “I definitely trust all the people that are being built. They will keep accessibility for everyone in mind and just accept everyone here at Skyline.

Skyline expects to complete Building 2 renovations in the summer of 2024.

“While planning is only part of the equation, securing the resources needed to complete projects is a major consideration that often requires prioritization of projects,” Storti added.

Skyline plans to complete Building 2 renovations in the summer of 2024. (Skyline College)
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State plans to raise MCAS standards for class of 2026 https://intuttitalia.com/state-plans-to-raise-mcas-standards-for-class-of-2026/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 23:53:00 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/state-plans-to-raise-mcas-standards-for-class-of-2026/ Schools Members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education plan to vote on the measure in June. An MCAS test sheet. Adobestock State education officials are considering a proposal to raise the minimum score on the MCAS, or Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, test to graduate, according to WBZ NewsRadio. The plan, proposed by […]]]>

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Members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education plan to vote on the measure in June.

An MCAS test sheet. Adobestock

State education officials are considering a proposal to raise the minimum score on the MCAS, or Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, test to graduate, according to WBZ NewsRadio.

The plan, proposed by state education commissioner Jeff Riley, would affect students in grades 2026 through 2029, WBZ reported.

Currently, students graduating in 2023 must score 472 in English, 486 in Mathematics and 220 in Science and Technology/Engineering, or 455 in English, 469 in Mathematics, with an educational proficiency plan and taking relevant courses in Science and Technology/Engineering

The new proposal would raise those thresholds to 486 on English and math exams, or score 470 with a teaching proficiency plan, WBZ reported. It would include a science and technology/engineering test score of 470, according to the radio station.

Earlier this week, education officials approved a plan to seek public comment on the proposal, according to The Boston Globe. Members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education plan to vote on the measure in June, according to the newspaper.

Education advocates disagree on whether the proposal would benefit students, according to the World.

Gerry Mroz, treasurer of the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education, addressed the board, linking the higher standards to incentivizing adults working with disadvantaged students, according to the newspaper.

Have a “low bar”. . . exacerbates inequality,” Mroz said, according to the World. “The more privileged districts will naturally do more, as they always have. Less privileged districts will do less and students will be harmed.

Lisa Guisbond, executive director of Citizens for Public Schools, argued that data shows graduation tests do not improve the quality of equity education, according to the newspaper.

“Massachusetts education officials claim to be data-driven,” she said. “So when will they start tracking the data, instead of letting their faith in testing get in the way?”

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The Minister of Education unveils the registration reform and annoys the teachers https://intuttitalia.com/the-minister-of-education-unveils-the-registration-reform-and-annoys-the-teachers/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 07:33:36 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/the-minister-of-education-unveils-the-registration-reform-and-annoys-the-teachers/ Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton on Tuesday presented a plan for high school enrollment reform, under which some tests will be replaced with new ways of studying, working and assessing. The changes will see written exams in history, literature, civics and biblical studies canceled and replaced by class projects and cross-curricular work marked internally by each […]]]>

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton on Tuesday presented a plan for high school enrollment reform, under which some tests will be replaced with new ways of studying, working and assessing.

The changes will see written exams in history, literature, civics and biblical studies canceled and replaced by class projects and cross-curricular work marked internally by each school, alongside external assessment.

In each of these subjects, teachers will select projects from which students in grades 10 and 11 can choose. Work for matriculation, known as hollerwill include a range of new media and formats, with students preparing individual projects and oral presentations.

Grade 12 enrollment projects must be assessed by an external examiner, with an overall final mark made up of the school’s own mark and that of the external assessment, in equal parts. The external note will be marked on a written work and a frontal presentation of the project.

Testing for maths, English, language and science subjects will continue as in the past, with written tests set externally.

The new curriculum is to be implemented next year for 10th graders.

Students at Yehud Comprehensive High School take their Yehud Matriculation Exams on July 8, 2020. (Yossi Zeliger/ Flash90)

“Today’s world is changing at a rapid pace, and the method of study must also adapt to enrollment,” Shasha-Biton said. “Our goal is to give students tools that will serve them in their personal, professional and academic future. This will give them a relevant and in-depth learning experience that will stay in their minds for years to come.

However, the Israel Teachers’ Union said it had not yet reached an agreement with the Education Ministry on the changes, due to objections from the Finance Ministry.

The Treasury’s resistance to the changes, the union said, speaks to the “harm caused by the reform to humanities subjects and the teaching public”.

Shasha-Biton hit back saying she understood teachers’ concerns about the impact of the reform on their salaries, but stressed there would be no negative impact on their terms of employment or earnings.

The minister said in a statement that she was confident that once the union has been reassured in writing, it will also support the changes.

Registration exams can have a significant impact on a student’s future. Scores are a major criterion considered in applications to elite military units and academic institutions. the holler certificate is awarded to students who pass the required examinations with a mark of 56% or more in each field of study.

the bagruyot The reform is the latest in a series of systemic changes Shasha-Biton has led since her appointment as education minister in June 2021.

In January, the Minister announced a plan to give more financial autonomy to school principals. According to the plan, each principal will receive a budget of NIS 250,000 and NIS 1 million, depending on the size of the school and socioeconomic status, so that they have more freedom to pursue their educational goals.

Israel is considered an exceptionally centralized system when it comes to its educational decision-making processes, leaving school principals virtually powerless to maneuver within the system. Under the plan, which is expected to begin next year, they will have more flexibility to meet the specific needs of their students.

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Big quit spurs employers’ interest in workers’ financial well-being https://intuttitalia.com/big-quit-spurs-employers-interest-in-workers-financial-well-being/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 16:26:07 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/big-quit-spurs-employers-interest-in-workers-financial-well-being/ Gece33 | E+ | Getty Images In pursuit of the war for talent, employers have added more perks to attract and retain employees. This means paying more attention to the financial well-being of their workers. “I see increased interest in financial wellness programs due to the great resignation, coupled with an increasingly complex economic environment,” […]]]>

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In pursuit of the war for talent, employers have added more perks to attract and retain employees.

This means paying more attention to the financial well-being of their workers.

“I see increased interest in financial wellness programs due to the great resignation, coupled with an increasingly complex economic environment,” said Krystal Barker, financial wellness manager at Morgan Stanley at Work.

“A lot of companies offer a 401(k) plan and tend to offer educational programs, but they come to the table and say what more can we do?”

The surge in interest began as companies evaluated their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives following the death of George Floyd. Then the Covid-19 pandemic added financial stress to the lives of many Americans. Today, inflation is rising, costing US households an additional $327 per month, on average, according to Moody’s Analytics.

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Workers want companies to help them. Some 51% believe employers have a responsibility to help employees improve and maintain their financial well-being, according to TIAA’s 2022 Financial Wellbeing Survey.

Employers are listening. In 2021, concerns about the financial well-being of their employees increased, with 34% rating their concern as a 9 or 10 (high), up from 25% in previous years, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. Just under half were at least interested in implementing financial wellness benefits. Among those not currently offering the initiatives, 34% were actively implementing them, up from 12% in 2018.

“We see this going more towards looking holistically at people’s finances and really helping employees understand their total finances,” said Craig Copeland, director of wealth benefits research at EBRI.

This can include personalized financial coaching or planning, debt management, and help with student loans.

Benefits for workers and employers

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The initiatives seem to be working. According to the TIAA survey, those who have participated in an employer financial wellness program are twice as likely to have a high financial wellness rating as those who are not offered the resources or who do not participate. not.

Among those who participate, 54% are confident that they will retire when they want to, compared to 32% of those who do not participate. Additionally, 50% of participants are confident they won’t run out of money, compared to 29% of non-participants, according to TIAA.

Even basic offerings like webinars have been shown to improve employees’ financial literacy, according to data from EBRI. There was an estimated increase in 401(k) contribution levels between $649 and $988 in the year following participation in a financial wellness webinar, depending on participants’ age and level of initial contribution, according to EBRI.

These initiatives also benefit the employer, Barker said.

Nearly three-quarters of workers with high financial stress said it distracted them at work, according to a 2018 Financial Health Network Survey

According to the survey, about 60% said they would be more likely to keep their job if their employer offered financial wellness benefits.

“An employer must always find ways to add value to their most valuable asset and that is their talent,” Barker said.

However, while some companies are taking care of the financial well-being of their employees, it’s unclear if this is a trend that will continue to grow, EBRI’s Copeland said.

“There still have to be benefits for employers,” he said, noting that it’s hard to show a direct link to improved productivity.

“As long as they can show they are attracting and retaining workers and their workers are getting something out of it, it can grow,” he said.

“If people don’t use it effectively, the trend can be slowed down.”

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Unit 5 holds a community meeting to discuss solutions to the district’s financial problems https://intuttitalia.com/unit-5-holds-a-community-meeting-to-discuss-solutions-to-the-districts-financial-problems/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 23:38:00 +0000 https://intuttitalia.com/unit-5-holds-a-community-meeting-to-discuss-solutions-to-the-districts-financial-problems/ NORMAL (WEEK) – Parents, students and more gathered Saturday at Normal West High School to learn about the latest updates within the Unit 5 School District. The district hosted a “Community Engagement” session where members of the administration spoke about recent successes and challenges. Superintendent Kristen Weikle spoke about the challenges facing the district, including […]]]>

NORMAL (WEEK) – Parents, students and more gathered Saturday at Normal West High School to learn about the latest updates within the Unit 5 School District.

The district hosted a “Community Engagement” session where members of the administration spoke about recent successes and challenges.

Superintendent Kristen Weikle spoke about the challenges facing the district, including the $2 million cuts to teaching positions, educational programs and the $11 million shortfall.

The first community meeting is part of a four-phase process that creates a final plan for resolving issues in the district and they begin with community input to come up with solutions.

“We’ve been responsive to mandates, we’ve been responsive to the needs of our students,” Weikle said. “We are at a point where our funding shortfall for education can no longer be ignored,” Weikle added.

The group also discussed the possibility of a referendum to help reduce the school district’s massive deficit.

The next two community engagement meetings will be April 25 at Kingsley Junior High School from 6-7:30 p.m. and a virtual meeting on Tuesday, and people can register at Webinar Registration – Zoom.

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