Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press Updated 12:51 am CDT, Friday, May 10, 2019 Student 'geek squads' maintain school devices Schools around the country are increasingly relying on their own students' technical expertise to maintain fleets of laptops and tablets. The programs help school budgets, and give students valuable life skills. (May 3) Now Playing: Student 'geek squads' maintain school devicesAD: Schools around the country are increasingly relying on their own students' technical expertise to maintain fleets of laptops and tablets. The programs help school budgets, and give students valuable life skills. (May 3) Media: Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo kindergarten teacher Maria Spurlock was still struggling after trying for more than a week to get a reading app working on all of her classroom iPads. When she learned her building had a new team of technical experts, she put in a request for help. In walked 11-year-old Arefa Zaman, … [Read more...] about Student ‘geek squads’ maintain school devices, help teachers
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By Jenny Deam Published 1:28 pm CDT, Monday, March 18, 2019 A lack of affordable housing has ripple effect to health, including buying healthy food A lack of affordable housing has ripple effect to health, including buying healthy food Photo: Staff Photo/Marcus Gutierrez Photo: Staff Photo/Marcus Gutierrez Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 A lack of affordable housing has ripple effect to health, including buying healthy food A lack of affordable housing has ripple effect to health, including buying healthy food Photo: Staff Photo/Marcus Gutierrez Study: Lack of affordable housing affects health 1 / 4 Back to Gallery More than half of Texas' poor children live in families … [Read more...] about Study: Lack of affordable housing affects health
The former Kumon Norwich Study Centre on St Giles Street. The education provider is set to open a new centre off Hall Road after its planning application was approved. Picture: Archant Archant © 2011 A private study centre supporting more than 200 families is set to open a new permanent base in Norwich after city planners gave it the green light. The Harford Place development on Hall Road, where the new Kumon Norwich Study Centre will be. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Kumon Norwich Study Centre is opening a new learning space in a previously empty retail unit in the Harford Place development off Hall Road.The centre, run by national education provider Kumon, has been operating from public spaces in the city – including the Hewett Academy and the 1st Norwich Sea Scouts headquarters – since leaving premises in St Giles Street in 2015 after the property’s running costs became too expensive. It is also renting office space in Stannard Place for parent meetings and … [Read more...] about New study centre supporting hundreds of families gets green light from planners
By Jeffrey MervisOct. 19, 2018 , 11:30 AM ScienceInsider’s coverage of the 2018 U.S. elections has featured profiles of several candidates with scientific backgrounds running for the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as stories about the challenges those candidates have faced on the campaign trail. Today’s story looks at Mel Hall, the Democratic nominee for the second congressional district in Indiana. It was a beautiful spring day in 1979. But Mel Hall remembers having some reservations as he drove along Cass Avenue on the western end of downtown Detroit, Michigan. “Let’s just say the underground economy was in full swing,” recalls Hall, referring to the drug dealing and prostitution then rampant in a now rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Fresh out of seminary school, Hall had asked Methodist church officials for a challenging assignment—and they had granted his wish. But now Hall was wondering “if this Indiana farm boy had gotten … [Read more...] about Mel Hall hopes data-driven career will take him to Congress
Nearly 8,000 words into its exhaustive investigation of the elaborate and allegedly illegal schemes by which Donald Trump’s father conserved his wealth and promoted the myth of his son as a self-made billionaire, the New York Times revealed the existence of a sham business the Trump family used to hide massive gifts from Fred Trump to his children, saving himself millions in federal taxes. The company was called All County Building Supply & Maintenance and it was created in 1992 for the purpose of providing inflated invoices to contractors for Fed Trump’s sprawling real estate holdings in Brooklyn and Queens. Story Continued Below “All County had no corporate offices,” the Times reporters wrote. “Its address was the Manhasset, N.Y., home of John Walter, a favorite nephew of Fred Trump’s. Mr. Walter, who died in January at the age of 83, spent decades working for Fred Trump, primarily helping computerize his payroll and billing systems. He also … [Read more...] about Did the Trump Family Historian Drop a Dime to the New York Times?