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Those subjects include a coal miner in West Virginia who sees the contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as one of existential survival for his industry. It includes veteran journalists in Philadelphia and Los Angeles in a state of disbelief as everything they thought they knew after decades of covering politics got overturned in a couple of hours. It includes a man in Alabama who spent three decades on death row before being exonerated and was voting in his first election since. It even includes a homeless, ukulele-playing beachcomber in Honolulu.
In my school district alone, there have been talks of in-person but distant learning, defined days for cohorts of students, hybrid approaches, full virtual learning, extra tutoring and self-selected learning pods. How are teachers, with personal worries about health and family, to manage? How are parents, some of whom work full time and rely on the child care that school hours bring alongside learning, to plan within the shifting sands? And what of the children themselves, already separated for months from friends and the social connectivity that school brings? Beyond all this, what of the lost learning that will accompany any scenario chosen? And what are grantmakers and donors supposed to do?
Band-Aids instead of root causesThe achievement gap in education is well-documented. Lofty goals to leave no one behind have attempted to remedy the disparities, yet a proposed solution focused on school testing left out the real socio-economic factors impacting student learning.
The digital divide is another aspect that is getting short shrift in discussions on how to ensure the children of America do not lose a year (or more) of schooling. The option to go virtual, or even hybrid, requires children to have a device that itself has access to high-speed internet and a safe, quiet space in which to use it. It requires their teachers to understand how to teach virtually, not a simple transition and one that requires school district support.
In reference to the accords reached between Xi and Abe at the G-20 summit, Tang said that the four political documents, finalized since the normalization of bilateral diplomatic relations in 1972, and the four-point principled agreement signed in November 2014, leading to the first formal Xi-Abe meeting later the same month, should be regarded as the established guidelines for the betterment of bilateral relations.
The six panelists exchanged candid, and sometimes blunt, words on sensitive issues, including the recent flight of eight Chinese warplanes over the strait between Okinawa's main island and Miyako Island, China's rebuttal to the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on July 12 in favor of the Philippines in the case Manila brought against Chinese actions in the South China Sea, North Korea's nuclear development, the decline in bilateral trade and economic relations, the stagnation of the world economy since the 2008 Lehman crisis, and the slow progress in structural economic reforms in Japan and China, among others.
Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye said during her US visit that she looks forward to having "very candid discussions" with President Xi Jinping about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, its nuclear weapons, and regional peace and stability.
Park, the first female president of the ROK, is expected to travel to China soon. The 61-year-old leader has visited China several times before, including as chairwoman of the conservative Saenuri, or New Frontier Party, formerly the Grand National Party. Those trips included a meeting in 2008 with former president Hu Jintao and a 2006 address to China's Central Party School on the success of ROK rural reforms. Those 1970s initiatives, known as the New Village Movement, were launched by Park's father, Park Chung-hee, during his 18 years as leader of the ROK.
Park is well liked by the Chinese public for her ability to speak Mandarin and status as the first female head of state in Northeast Asia. Many people in both countries expect China-ROK relations to warm up after growing cool under Park's predecessor, Lee Myung-bak, whose tough stance on the DPRK stands in stark contrast with the trust-building process Park has outlined.
As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the graduation of Dr. James Brister from the School of Dental Medicine (our first known graduate of color), it is fitting that we publicly re-commit to advancing diversity and community. We have made real progress, but there is still more that must be accomplished. We look forward to working with all members of the University community on this important priority.
As a college student you will find that you have a lot more unstructured time than you've ever had before. Unlike in middle and high school, college schedules are highly individualized and determined in large part by the particular preferences and interests of students. Your classes will most likely meet between one and three times per week for an hour at a time, and you'll be in classrooms only about 12 hours a week. It's up to you to maintain your own schedule--there will be no monitors or teachers standing over you to make sure you do what you are supposed to do. As a result, if you don't organize your time wisely you won't be able to make the most of it. The task is not as straightforward as organizing folders or binders. You can easily get caught up doing one assignment, devote too much time to it, then not have enough time to complete another important assignment. You'll need to have discipline to hang up the telephone or excuse yourself from lunch so you can get back to your studies. It is important to remember that you can't recoup wasted time, so keep the big picture of what you have to do in mind.
Try to complete the most important tasks first. Ask yourself if any assignments are due immediately. And plan ahead! If you have a short assignment due in two days and a long one due in three days, you may need to start the longer assignment first. Check off tasks as they are completed so you can easily see what has been done and what has not.
In addition to your daily list of priorities use a weekly and monthly planner (a calendar or organizer-there are many types available today) so you can keep track of all events, assignments and activities throughout the school year.
Keeping track of all your assignments is one of the first challenges you'll encounter in college. Each course will have different deadlines for reading assignments, tests (including midterms and finals), research papers, and any other work. Some exams may be two-hour-long multiple-choice tests; others may be 15-page papers. Having a daily planner or organizer will help you keep track. You can set up a large-print or braille planner with calendar dates for a whole academic year, or you can use your computer calendar; if you do the latter, though, make sure you check it daily to stay on top of deadlines. Many professors penalize students for handing in a late assignment. You can lose as much as a whole grade just for handing something in late.
On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice, and how it informs and affects the design and use of spaces in the public realm. To tee up this discussion we'll be running commentaries from participants in the dialogues. First up, PennPraxis' executive director, Randy Mason.
The teacher-training workshops demonstrate how to use watersheds as a central theme to integrate standards and curriculum needs in a multidisciplinary, relevant way. Courses and workshops, which provide up-to-date content and hands-on experience in lab and field activities, can be tailored to meet the individual needs of teachers, schools and school districts.
Chandigarh, March 12Panjab University Syndicate has decided to increase the tuition and admission fee in all the departments of the campus by 10 per cent for the academic session 2005-06.At a meeting held here today, the syndics agreed on the annual hike despite strong resistance by a section of students and university fellows. In addition, 5 per cent fee hike is also slapped on the students who will take admission in the university departments under NRI\NRI-sponsored category. The decision, however, will not be applicable to the self-financing courses in PU like the engineering courses in the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) and the five-year integrated law course, which already has a high fee structure. In another decision, the Syndicate has decided to increase the rents of suite in its guesthouse at Dingle Estate, Shimla, only for the retired employees and not for the serving employees. The Syndicate did not approve the original proposal of the committee, which had recommended the flat increase from existing Rs 50 to Rs 100 per day per suite for all the occupants. In the decision taken today, the serving faculty and employees of the university can avail the rooms at Rs 50 per day, the senators and the former staff would have to pay Rs 75 per day and others have to shell out Rs 250 per day per suite to stay in the guesthouse. The syndicate has also accepted the one man committee report by Prof V. K. Mahajan, in which two employees of the Regional Centre, Ludhiana, have been found guilty of drinking alcohol at the Director's residence in October 20, 2004, while the director was away. The members have decided to serve a show-cause notice to the two employees, Kuldeep Singh and Ashok Kumar, and were unanimous on dismissing the employees from service. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof K N Pathak, has also ordered the constitution of a committee to look into the instances where the senators have opted to faculties, which are completely unrelated to their core qualifications. PU had earlier prepared a list of eight senators, including the Chandigarh Mayor Mrs Anu Chathrath who were found to have completely deviating from their core subjects while opting for academic faculties. The Syndicate has also approved 22 appointments in various departments and has given approval for starting M Sc Nanotechnology (with 10 seats) and ME Electronics and Communication (with15 seats) from the forthcoming session. The recommendation of allowing only those students who got at least 50 per cent marks in the first year for getting admission in the second year has been turned down by the members. The department of theatre will have eight more seats in 2005-6 seats and the department's request of paying Rs 250 to 500 per lecture to the guest faculty has also been approved. The Syndicate has also decided to serve a show-cause notice to the erring colleges who made wrong admissions in the previous sessions. This includes Rayat college of Law, Department of Urdu and Department of Punjabi and couple of other colleges in Punjab. 2b1af7f3a8