Day: April 6, 2021

Washington Teachers’ Union president Liz Davis dies in car crash

An initial investigation found that Starr’s car was stopped at a light and was struck from behind by Davis, state police said. Starr was a well-known Annapolis musician and teacher at a private school.

“He was a friend to all who knew him, a tireless musician,” said J. Ernest Green, a conductor in the Annapolis area.

Known as Liz to her colleagues and friends, Davis was elected to one of the city’s most powerful labor positions in 2013 and had spent the past year leading the more-than-4,000-member union through unprecedented school closures and efforts to reopen buildings during the pandemic.

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Bill Cleary reflects on successful career as Serra Catholic basketball coach, athletic director | Trib HSSN


Friday, April 2, 2021 | 2:36 PM

As Bill Cleary reflects on his 30-plus-year career at Serra Catholic, he has more than a few fond memories to look back on.

From winning four WPIAL championships and a state title in 2005, to the bonds he shared with players, coaches,

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The Right’s New Higher-Ed Target Is Community Colleges

Higher ed is under attack, everywhere. We have grown to expect attacks on elite institutions, but now threats target regional and rural institutions, metastasizing. Conservatives are assaulting the very institutions that provide the surest access to higher education for their own constituents. A current case in point is what is happening at Northern Idaho College (NIC), a small, rural community college in Coeur D’Alene.

Early on a very cold Friday morning this past January, NIC Board Chair Todd Banducci sent five rapid-fire emails to the institution’s president, Nick MacLennan, giving the president “his marching orders.” Banducci was not happy.

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Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles revolutionizes medical diagnostics

IMAGE: Gold nanoparticles embedded in a porous hydrogel can be implanted under the skin and used as medical sensors. The sensor is like an invisible tattoo revealing concentration changes of substances…
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Credit: ill./©: Nanobiotechnology Group, JGU Department of Chemistry

The idea of implantable sensors that continuously transmit information on vital values and concentrations of substances or drugs in the body has fascinated physicians and scientists for a long time. Such sensors enable the constant monitoring of disease progression and therapeutic success. However, until now implantable sensors have not been suitable to remain in the body permanently but had

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‘I miss school’: 800m children still not fully back in classes | Global development

Across the world 800 million children are still not fully back in school, Unicef is warning, with many at risk of never returning to the classroom the longer closures go on. There are at least 90 countries where schools are either closed or offering a mix of remote and in-person learning.

The UN agency’s chief of education, Robert Jenkins, told the Guardian that the closures are part of “unimaginable” disruption to children’s education.

“I didn’t imagine the scale of the closures when schools shut last year, and I didn’t imagine it going on for so long. In all our

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Alan Thicke’s Career Hit a Low Point Right Before His Audition

The late Canadian actor and songwriter Alan Thicke rose to fame hosting various Canadian game TV shows in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Today, many fans best know him for his role as Dr. Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, a 1980s sitcom that ran for six seasons.

That role won Thicke a Golden Globe nomination, as well as an induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame. But before he embodied Dr. Seaver, Thicke’s career looked very different. And in his own words, he was at a low point before Growing Pains changed his life.

Thicke calls his pre-‘Growing Pains’

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