advertisement advertisement advertisement Sarah Kelsey is an instructional coordinator at Greenup County School District in eastern Kentucky. Her school population is mostly rural and internet access is limited. “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a lot of unequal learning experiences for our students,” Kelsey said. “About 25 percent of our students don’t have access to internet, which is causing a great deal of students to fall behind.” advertisement advertisement The experience of Greenup County Schools is unacceptable, but unfortunately all too common. At a time when access to educational opportunities are so critical for long-term success, an estimated 17 million students in unserved and underserved communities lack the connectivity that makes distance learning possible. And new research from the Morning Consult shows that while more than three quarters of parents and teachers are concerned about today’s homework gap, more … [Read more...] about Would a ‘SNAP’ program for broadband help bridge the homework divide?
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The dozens of people in Colorado prisons who fight wildfires are largely locked out of the firefighting sector once they get out, but a new state law promises to change that. The law, passed overwhelmingly by the state legislature and signed Thursday by Gov. Jared Polis, encourages the state Division of Fire Prevention and Control to give hiring preference to formerly incarcerated people with firefighting experience. It also requires that the Department of Corrections educate prison firefighters about post-release employment in the field and establishes a peer mentorship program for those firefighters. These changes must be implemented by July 2022. “Making it possible for these individuals to use their skills and training to find work once they are released helps increase public safety and reduce their chances of committing another crime and coming back into our custody,” Department of Corrections Director Dean Williams said. “When people have a job, a place to live, community … [Read more...] about Colorado’s prison firefighters have a bridge to permanent employment under new law
A handwritten note from Prince Philip in which he apologised to the then US president Richard Nixon for a "lame" toast in which he forgot to propose his host's health has been made public for the first time. The Duke of Edinburgh wrote to the 37th American leader that he'd woken "in a cold sweat" when he released his breach of etiquette at a White House dinner held in his honour during a solo visit to the US in 1969. During such events, the invited guest usually offers a toast to the president's health and success. The letter was uncovered by archivists at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California . Writing from Greenland following his trip on 7 November, Philip wrote: "After the brilliance of the other speakers and yourself, I am afraid my contribution was very lame." He added: "That night I woke up in a cold sweat when I realised I had forgotten to propose your health!" Jim Byron, executive vice president of the Nixon … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh’s apology to Richard Nixon for ‘lame’ dinner toast revealed in never-before-seen letter
Iconic actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday at the age of 93. Rooney is credited in more than 200 films, with two Oscars and an Emmy to his name. Known best for his roles in the Andy Hardy films, Rooney became a legendary actor in the 1930s and '40s. See also: Mickey Rooney, Star of the Screen, Stage and TV for Decades, Dead at 93 He then began starring alongside Judy Garland in a string of musicals including Babes in Arms and Strike up the Band . Later he starred in the play Sugar Babies, earning a Tony Award nomination and then went on appear on television. More recently, Rooney appeared in movies like The Muppets and Night at the Museum . See also: Mickey Rooney's Last Years: A Collection of Video Moments Take a look at some of Rooney's most classic film and theatre performances. Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in Strike Up The Band . Video: YouTube, inonemus Rooney and Garland in Babes In Arms . Video: YouTube, Broadway Classics … [Read more...] about Remember Mickey Rooney’s Legacy With His Best Hollywood Moments
About 800,000 years ago in what is now Spain, cannibals devoured an early human child who became known as "The Boy of Gran Dolina." But new analysis of these ancient remains has revealed a surprising twist: the child was a girl. The child was a Homo antecessor , an early hominin species that lived in Europe between 1.2 million and 800,000 years ago. Discovered in 1994 in the Gran Dolina cave in northern Spain's Atapuerca Mountains, the species is known primarily from fragments of bones and teeth, which hampered researchers' efforts to determine the sex of H. antecessor individuals. Recently, scientists tested a new technique, using a type of dental analysis that had successfully identified males and females in other early human species. They examined teeth from two Gran Dolina individuals: "H1" and "H3". H1, whose remains defined the H. antecessor species, was about 13 years old at the time of death and was long presumed to be male. The second individual, H3 — The Boy of … [Read more...] about Prehistoric cannibal victim found in death cave ID’ed as a young girl