Day: April 7, 2021

Two people with strong ties to education and community apply to take vacant RUSD board seat | Local News

Thompkins believes he’s particularly qualified to join the board as a former member of national, state and local boards including the U.S. Soccer Federation Board, the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association and the board for 21st Century Preparatory School in Racine.

He believes the biggest challenge facing Racine Unified is returning to normality following the pandemic and understanding learning gaps created by it and how to fix them. Thompkins added that he has a more inside perspective than current board members of how the racial unrest last summer, after the death of George Floyd and then the shooting of Blake, impacted

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Google offers certificate program to get into high-demand careers without a college degree

Many job seekers may feel that they are not eligible for high-paying, in-demand careers without a college degree or a resume full of experience.

The folks at Google tell the Rebound Arizona, that is not the case.

They have expanded their Google Career Certificate program to help fill roughly 1.3 million open technology jobs that often have a starting salary between $60,000 to $70,000 for entry-level positions.

“You have 130 employers who have signed up to hire graduates of the Google Career Certificate,” explained Grow with Google Vice President Lisa Gevelber. “So they weighed in… they all looked at the

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Yale College expands mental health resources amid student calls for expanded support

Yasmine Halmane, Staff Photographer

On Monday afternoon, University and Yale College administrators unveiled new additions and reforms to University mental health offerings as students continue to push for change.

In an April 5 email to undergraduates, Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun and Chief of Yale Mental Health and Counseling Paul Hoffman announced two expansions to mental health resources that will together add 14 full-time staff positions, ten of which will be MHC clinicians, to Yale’s mental health resources. University Provost Scott Strobel and Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives Pericles Lewis also told the News about Yale’s increasing prioritization of

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Brown admits 2,537 students to the undergraduate Class of 2025

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — On Tuesday, April 6, Brown University made 1,652 offers of admission to prospective members of next year’s entering undergraduate class. These admitted students from Brown’s regular decision applicant pool join the 885 early decision applicants offered admission last December for an admitted class of 2,537.

A total of 46,568 prospective students applied to attend Brown — a 27% increase from last year, and the University’s largest applicant pool to date by nearly 8,000 students.

“Brown was incredibly fortunate to select its incoming class from a vast and deep pool of extraordinary applicants,” said Dean of

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The God Hypothesis Versus Atheist Science Denial

Photo: Veil Nebula, by ESA/Hubble & NASA, Z. Levay.

My friend and colleague Stephen Meyer has a superb essay at The Federalist about the major scientific discoveries in the past century that clearly point to God. Dr. Meyer points out that a large percentage of young atheists today cite science as a reason for their disbelief in God, and that is because many atheist scientists have publicly misused modern scientific findings to discredit belief in God. The public square is replete with books and articles written by atheist scientists claiming that cosmology or genetics or evolution properly understood disproves the

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H-E-B chairman, former House speaker urge Texas to flow $18 billion in federal dollars directly to public schools

12:16 p.m.: This story has been updated to include new details.

It’s unlikely Texas schools will know anytime soon if they’ll have extra money to pay for summer programs, tutors or smaller class sizes to help kids recover from the pandemic.

Early drafts of the next state budget have notably omitted about $18 billion in federal funds meant to help students and schools make up lost ground.

And on Tuesday, H-E-B Chairman Charles Butt and former House Speaker Joe Straus joined others in pressuring lawmakers to send the funds to school districts.

Educators are desperate to know how much money

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