June 18

Exempt dealer disputes disclosure deficiencies

Feds launch council on sustainable finance James Langton deficiencies by the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) last week says that it believes its disclosure was compliant, and indicates that it intends to resolve the regulator’s allegations “expeditiously”. Last week, the BCSC published a notice of hearing alleging that League Investment Services Inc. promoted the securities of a real estate investment trust (REIT) without properly disclosing its connection to the REIT. The allegations have not been proven, and the BCSC is to apply to set a hearing date in the case on September 17. (See Investment Executive, BCSC alleges exempt dealer sold REIT securities without proper disclosure, Aug. 14, 2013.) In response to the allegations, the firm indicates that, “League Investments is fully committed to complying with applicable securities laws and dedicates significant resources to doing so.” It also says that it “will work with the BCSC in a co-operative manner to expeditiously resolve the allegations presented within the notice of hearing.” The BCSC specifically alleges that the firm failed to properly disclose that its owners and sole directors, Adam Gant and Emanuel Arruda, are also both trustees of a REIT that it sells (IGW REIT), and that they also control the REIT’s management company, League Assets Corp. The regulator maintains that the firm made recommendations through its website, brochures, and Blue Book without disclosing in those documents that it was a “connected issuer” of IGW REIT. Commenting on those allegations, the firm says it believes that its disclosure was proper. It notes that it is “committed to ensuring that its clients receive clear and transparent disclosure, including information concerning the relationship between different League entities.” And, it says that disclosure of the fact that both League Investments and League Assets are connected issuers of IGW REIT “appeared during the relevant period and continues to appear currently” on the cover page of the REIT’s offering memorandum, and in its subscription agreement, which is signed by each investor. Regarding the alleged absence of similar disclosure by League Investments, the dealer says that it does not believe these materials contained a ‘recommendation’ to buy, sell, or hold securities of the REIT. “As a result, League Investments believes that these mediums complied with applicable securities laws,” it says CSA releases guidance on crypto disclosure Facebook LinkedIn Twitter SCC greenlights class action against fund dealer, manager Keywords Disclosure,  REITs,  Exempt marketCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news read more

June 16

PBS support for Australians living with leukaemia

first_imgPBS support for Australians living with leukaemia Patients living with one of Australia’s most common forms of leukaemia are set to benefit from expanded access to a breakthrough medicine through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).From 1 December, access to Venclexta® (venetoclax) will be extended in combination with obinutuzumab for the first-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who have co-existing conditions and are unsuitable for fludarabine-based chemo-immunotherapy.Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is a relatively uncommon type of cancer however it is the most common type of leukaemia diagnosed in Australia with around 1,000 people diagnosed each year.Based on a landmark research discovery by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Venclexta was also co-developed and trialled in Australia, showcasing the great work of our nation’s medical researchers.Up to 500 patients every year are expected to benefit from this listing.Without PBS subsidy, these patients would pay more than $69,250 per course of treatment. Thanks to PBS subsidy, they will pay $41 per script or $6.60 with a concession card.The Morrison Government is continuing to make important medicines available to Australians at affordable prices.These PBS listings have been recommended by the independent Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.Since 2013, the Government has approved more than 2,500 new or amended listings on the PBS at an overall investment by the Government of over $11.8 billion.The Government’s commitment to ensuring that Australians can access affordable medicines, when they need them, remains rock solid. /Media Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, breakthrough, cancer, chronic, Department of Health, Discovery, Government, health, healthcare, Investment, leukaemia, Medical research, medicine, Morrison, Morrison Government, research, treatment, Walter and Eliza Hall Institutelast_img read more

June 12

Parents urged to look for signs of grief in children

first_imgRelatedParents urged to look for signs of grief in children Parents urged to look for signs of grief in children CultureNovember 25, 2010 Advertisements RelatedParents urged to look for signs of grief in childrencenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Guidance and Counselling Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Sonia Benjamin, is urging parents to look for signs of grief in children and to seek support from the school in helping them cope with death, violence or other traumatic events.She was addressing the Old Harbour Development Area Committee-organised parenting workshop held on Monday (November 22) in Old Harbour.Ms. Benjamin noted that when children face any kind of loss or traumatic event, they may feel frightened, confused and insecure, and these emotions may be demonstrated in different ways depending on the child and his/her personality.“There is physical or verbal aggression, non-compliance, getting into fights, anxiety, the child may become withdrawn and even cling more to their teacher or parents,” she pointed out. Other signs include bed wetting, thumb sucking, somatic illnesses, while at school they might stop concentrating and have a fall in grades.According to Ms. Benjamin, parents can make a difference when they know the signs.“Stay with your children, observe them, notice when there is a change in behaviour. Talk with them, play with them and in doing so, you will get to see when the behaviour has changed and will seek to know the cause. Programmes are in our schools to deal with these issues. The guidance counsellors are trained to deal with the grief and loss and help the children to cope,” she advised.Literacy Specialist, Keyna Crawford-Anderson, who provided tips on how to help children master reading, advised parents to buy books for and read to their children.“Keep your children off the streets when they are out of school and pay un-announced visits to the schools,” she further recommended.Parent, Judith Walters, commended the Old Harbour Development Area Committee for staging the workshop, noting that “events like these help to remind us of the important things we need to do in bringing up our children”.“It has helped me to see the signs that I must look for in my child, and to see if some of his reactions have to do with things that are happening in my life,” she said.David Pencil, who has received awards from community groups for exemplary parenting, had some advice for fathers.“Take care of your children.I play with my children, I read with them and I take them out with me. I encourage them to do their assignments; no computer and no television until they do their assignments. They are doing well at school and I want them to keep it up,” he said. RelatedParents urged to look for signs of grief in childrenlast_img read more

June 11

No dish required to hear popular Satellite Sisters in Santa Monica

first_imgHomeNewsNo dish required to hear popular Satellite Sisters in Santa Monica Mar. 15, 2018 at 5:30 amNewsNo dish required to hear popular Satellite Sisters in Santa MonicaMatthew Hall3 years agodaily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica news When it comes to representing the times we live in, this Sunday’s #StayNoisy event is about as timely as is possible.A popular podcast will bring its live show to the Santa Monica library featuring women from several industries discussing ways to eliminate discrimination within their fields. While the event seems tailor-made for the #metoo era, it’s actually the result of the world that’s catching up to a decades-long effort by a far-flung family with local ties.The five-sister Dolan family began broadcasting in 2000 with a standard radio show, The Satellite Sisters. They took their name from the reality of their dispersed locations, they literally needed a satellite to stay in touch with each other and built a brand out of sharing their sisterly connections with the audience. As technology changed, so did the show and they moved to a podcast 10 years ago. The family has also published a pair of books and they host live events around the country on a semi-regular basis.Liz Dolan lives in Santa Monica and said the audience for the live show overlaps, but is not exclusive to, the audience of the popular show.“There are two different kinds of audiences,” she said. “Half of the audience is people that listen to us all the time. When you’re in their ears like that, in their heart, they feel like they really know you. We’ll get that, but we also have a specific subject matter that is very timely with two other women from businesses around Los Angeles and they have their own contributions. We’ll get others that are interested in making change in the workplace.”The local panel is focused on women is focused on women from business, entertainment, and sports who have spoken up against discrimination and successfully changed practices in their fields. The event is part of the Women’s History Month celebration of the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women.Speakers include Sara Fischer and Lee Ann Daly.Fischer is Head Of Production at Shonda Rimes’ production company Shondaland. Fischer oversees programs such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder”.Daly is Chairman, North America of The Talent Business, a global retained search firm that places senior international creative executives in C suite roles. Daly is recognized for her brand-building creative leadership as CMO at ESPN, Reuters and Thomson Reuters Markets.In addition to her media work, Dolan will also share her experience as the former CMO at NIKE, The Oprah Winfrey Network, National Geographic Channels and Fox International Channels.Dolan said the event has a female-friendly theme but she hopes the discussion will appeal to everyone.“We would love to draw as big a mix as possible in the audience,” she said. “When you start to address issues of inclusion and diversity and just stopping sexual harassment, men are a big part of that diversity too.”She said the show has a strong male audience, known as Satellite Misters, and that the conversation will be focused on sharing solutions.“I think that people should know it will be a lively and fun conversation about what we can all contribute to making change,” she said. “The style of our show and our conversation is to be lively and be entertaining and we can tell stories about what happened in the past but we want to move forward in a positive way too. It’s that kind of conversation.”The panel was planned, named and booked last summer, before the current surge in awareness. While the show takes on additional relevance with the current atmosphere, Dolan said their approach has been consistent for years.“We’re very much behind me too as a movement but what’s interesting as we scheduled and titled this panel last summer before me too and times up existed,” she said. “Stay Noisy is just the drum we’ve been beating for a long time.”The panel discussion will include questions from the audience and will be recorded for later broadcast as part of the podcast. The free event will be held at the Main Library Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium on Sunday, March 18 from 2 – 3 p.m.Visit satellitesisters.com for more information. Tags :daily pressNewsSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPlay Time: For Graf and Gobetti, A Labor of LoveSanta Monica students speak their minds in solidarity with Parkland during walkoutYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

June 11

Fresh Finds: Summer Berries

first_imgHomeFeaturedFresh Finds: Summer Berries Jun. 22, 2019 at 6:00 amFeaturedFoodNewsFresh Finds: Summer BerriesTatiana Blackington James2 years agoCalifornia Rare Food GrowersFruit farmersJimmy PowellmulberrySteven Murraysweet berriesMulberries are full of fiber, antioxidants and nutrients for healthy eyes By Tatiana Blackington JamesFruit farmers are in a sunny mood. The rains that wreaked havoc on their crops have stopped, their muddy fields have dried out, and they are selling plump, sweet berries in every color of the rainbow.There’s a cornucopia of summer produce to choose from right now, but this month’s star is the mulberry. A tree hardy enough to thrive on urban sidewalks yet fancy enough to be the only known food source of silkworms, the mulberry produces fruit too tender to be successfully crated and trucked across the country. It’s ideal therefore to buy the berries locally and eat them within a day or two, maybe even on the way home. You won’t be denying the silkworms, as they only eat the leaves, just the rest of your family.Steven Murray of Murray Family Farms sells the White Shahtoot mulberry which, due to its color (more light green than white) might be mistaken for unripe. In fact, it was the sweetest sample on the table. A member of the California Rare Food Growers, Murray collects exotic fruits such as the Shahtoot.“We put the entire thing in netting so the whole tree is netted, and then the fruit falls into the bottom of the net. That way we keep the quality.”Jimmy Powell of Pudwill Farms sells a deep purple Pakistan mulberry grown on land that was once a turkey farm. Thanks to years of diligent fertilization by the birds, and careful seed selection by the farmers, Pudwill grows one kind of berry or another year round, including delicate black raspberries, also available now. But mulberry season, he said, will only last another two to four weeks.Santa Monica has four weekly farmers markets including the Wednesday Downtown market on Arizona Avenue between 4th and Ocean from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Saturday Downtown market on Arizona Avenue between 4th and 2nd Streets from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Saturday Virginia Ave. Park market at 2200 Virginia Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the Sunday Main Street market at 2640 Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Tags :California Rare Food GrowersFruit farmersJimmy PowellmulberrySteven Murraysweet berriesshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCalifornia governor proposes safety steps for utilitiesSMC student DREAMs bigYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

May 27

Agencies Differ Over Bull Trout Status

first_imgLast month, when state biologists released the results of an annual index monitoring bull trout spawning beds in the Flathead River basin, their conclusion that the native population is stable and secure illuminated an ongoing dispute over how to monitor and manage the threatened species.With dueling missions of promoting a “secure” versus a “recovered” species, state and federal agencies differ on the management goals for native bull trout and clash over the metric employed to gauge the future of the species’ viability. Federal biologists monitoring bull trout recovery in Flathead Lake say the state’s annual assessment is overly optimistic given the bigger picture of recovering a sensitive species, particularly in the context of a warming climate and increased predation by invasive lake trout. But biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks maintain that the recent survey, which the agency has conducted annually for 33 years, shows the bull trout population is well above the secure minimum threshold, with market improvements since the population collapsed in the early 1990s under increased pressure from lake trout in Flathead Lake.The 2013 FWP survey documented 500 bull trout redds, or spawning nests, in the North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River, which falls below the numbers of the early 1980s but hovers above the 1990s figures. Those bull trout numbers were so low they prompted federal officials to designate the native fish a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.FWP Spokesperson John Fraley said the estimate of 500 redds is 66 percent above the minimum secure level of 300 redds, a threshold established in 2002 under the Flathead Lake and River Fisheries Co-Management Plan. The count is also better than the 15-year average of 434 redds. In 2002, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the FWP, who share fisheries management authority on Flathead Lake, adopted the co-management plan with the goal of increasing the abundance of native bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. Under the Endangered Species Act, the recovery criteria call for a return of the bull trout population in Flathead Lake to a mid-1980s level, which hovered around 900 redds basinwide.Wade Fredenberg, a fish biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who is charged with recovering the species, said the co-management plan, which expired in 2010, is outmoded and inadequate as a conservation threshold.“The current level of 500, which (FWP) touts as being 60 percent above secure, is really only about 55 percent of our recovery level,” he said.To promote genetic diversity, Fredenberg said the objective is to maintain about 30 redds per stream, but some of the redd counts in the Flathead tributaries are in the single digits. “In 2012, only four of 10 met that standard,” he said.Biologists assume an average of three fish spawn in each redd, so 500 redds equates to about 1,500 bull trout in the two river systems.“I would equate Montana’s ‘secure’ levels as being closer to a border between threatened status and endangered, whereas the FWS’ ‘recovery’ level is more like the border between threatened and delisted,” Fredenberg said.Aquatics ecologist Clint Muhlfeld, whose research at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Glacier National Park field station helps guide conservation and management programs, said the plan does not pass muster as a roadmap to conservation and recovery, especially because it does not pay adequate consideration to individual subpopulations.The definition of a “secure level,” he said, must consider the health of each individual spawning tributary.“It’s like lights on a Christmas tree — the more lights that go off makes the tree less brilliant,” he said. “In the Flathead, several lights have blinked out in recent years and several more are flickering, threatening the persistence of the bull trout population.” Since implementation of the co-management plan, Muhlfeld said bull trout abundance has declined in several streams and some populations are now functionally extinct.“The best available scientific information suggests that bull trout inhabiting the upper Flathead Lake and River system are not secure, with several local populations and Glacier National Park bull trout core areas at high risk of extirpation in the foreseeable future,” he said.“Based on this evidence, 300 redds is not a secure level.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

May 25

Relay for Life chief outlines ICS’s commitment to Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twitter Twitter Previous articleMinister accused of ‘locking the stable once the horses have bolted’Next articleOn-Line Primary School Road Safety Art Competition launched admin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+center_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Relay for Life chief outlines ICS’s commitment to Donegal By admin – February 25, 2021 WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction The Chairperson of Relay for Life in Donegal is urging people to become involved in this year’s virtual event, which is taking place online in June.Robert O’Connor says the Irish Cancer Society is continuing to spend money in the county, with the night nurse service continuing to operate throughout the pandemic, at a time when public contributions were down because events such as Relay were not taking place.Robert O’Connor says with two research projects at Letterkenny University Hospital and other support initiatives, the Irish Cancer Society’s contribution to the county is significant………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/robrelay.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

May 25

Premium / Analysis – Eddie Stobart Logistics going for gold, but IPO wins no medals

first_img Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue << Go back Premium subscriber LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset By Alessandro Pasetti 06/07/2017 Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* Password* Email* Reset Your Password Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium As the old saying goes, “not all that glisters is gold” – and that, in my view, also applies to Eddie Stobart Logistics.A couple of statements from the British haulier drew my attention earlier this year, at its initial public offering (IPO).Firstly, when it launched its IPO on 19 April, the group (previously “Eddie Stobart”) said it was “actively assessing opportunities to broaden and enhance its capabilities and accelerate its growth profile through targeted acquisitions”.“The directors,” it continued, “believe there are ... LOGINlast_img read more

May 24

Common Core Georgia FAQ

first_img Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Share Georgia schools are  in the process of implementing a comprehensive new set of public school education standards for grades K-12 called the Common Core.  44 other states have also adopted the standards. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Common Core.  The sources for this information,and links to additional information, can be found at the end of this FAQ.Q:  What are educational standards and what do they accomplish?A:  Educational standards define the skills and knowledge students are expected to have mastered at each point throughout school.  Standards provide an objective benchmark for planning curriculum, for setting expectations, and for measuring progress.  It’s important to have clear educational expectations for each grade so parents and teachers can know when students have successfully completed one grade and are ready for the next grade.Q:  Doesn’t Georgia already have statewide educational standards for public schools?A:  Yes, it does.  The Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) were developed and phased in over the last several years.  These standards set public school performance expectations for each subject area in each grade.  In fact, the GPS were used to help write the Common Core. Georgia’s standards are called the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, or CCGPS.Q:  So why do we need these new Common Core standards?A:  The Common Core standards are described by the Georgia Department of Education as “a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).”  They are supposed to build upon and extend the GPS standards.  Q:  What are the advantages of the Common Core?A:  Proponents of the Common Core standards say Georgia will see several advantages such as:Continued improvement in the quality of education for Georgia students.Skills and subjects are similar in every Common Core state, thus ensuring Georgia students receive an education that is fully competitive with the education students receive in other states.Allows students to move to other states more easily, knowing their educational requirements will be comparable.Allows direct apples-to-apples comparisons of test scores and student achievement between all the participating states.Should lead to savings in the costs of textbooks and testing by minimizing the differences between state programs, thus giving educational publishers and testing organizations greater benefits of scale.Q:  How were the standards developed?A:  The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) created an independent group, the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), to oversee and manage the program.  CCSSI was given the task of developing new, comprehensive educational standards that states could implement.  In its mission statement, CCSSI says the standards “are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.”  The standards were developed by teachers, parents, and educational experts from around the U.S. and the world.Q:  Is this a federal program being imposed on the states by Washington?A:  No.  The federal government is not mandating the standards.  As described above, Common Core began as an initiative sponsored by several states, including Georgia.  It is voluntary, and the state of Georgia has chosen to participate. However, the Obama administration has endorsed the standards and has tied them to federal grant money. The administration has incentivized the standards, but they are not a mandate. In fact, Indiana recently repealed its decision to adopt the standards.Q:  Does this program tell teachers what to teach and how to teach it?A:  No.  The Common Core standards can best be seen as a shared set of expectations for students.  The teachers and principals in individual local school systems will be the ones deciding how their school will meet the standards. Curriculum decisions will still be made at the local level.Q:  Is there a danger that shared standards will result in a “lowest common denominator” effect and pull everyone’s standards lower?A:  The goal is for these standards to be the opposite of the lowest common denominator.  They are intended to raise everyone’s educational standards and to make sure students in the participating states are getting the skills and knowledge they will need for college or a career regardless of where they graduate.  The Georgia Department of Education expects that the Core Standards will actually result in raising the state’s standards, not lowering them. Q:  What does the Common Core mean for students?A:  Up until now, each state developed its own educational standards without regard to the standards being used in other states.  This meant that the expectations for public school students varied considerably from state to state.  With the Common Core standards, educators hope to create a level playing field across the country so students will have a common set of educational expectations regardless of where they live.Q:  What does it mean for teachers?A:  By giving teachers a clear and uniform set of expectations, they should be better able to plan and teach.  They will know that incoming students are ready for the challenges of the next grade.  It should also streamline assessment and make test scores more meaningful across the country.Q:  Does this mean more standardized testing?A:  No.  CCSSI says the decision of how much testing should be done remains the responsibility of the state.  In fact, uniform standards might reduce the number of standardized tests students have to take, since the test designers won’t have to try to work around differing levels of achievement and expectation. Georgia is in the process of developing its own test, after dropping out of a national test consortium.  Q:  What areas of school are affected by the Core Standards?A:  The Common Core standards are only administered for mathematics and English/Language Arts. States can adopt other sets of standards (such as the Next Generation Science Standards) at their discretion.  Detailed outlines for each grade and subject have been developed and are available online.Q:  Is there a timeline for implementation in Georgia?A:  Yes.  In fact, Georgia will fully implement the standards by the 2014-2015 school year.   Below is the official Common Core State Standards Timeline as published by the Georgia Department of Education:July 8, 2010:  the State Board of Education officially adopted the standards school year2010 – 2011:  Communication and Administrator Training2011 – 2012:  Teacher Training2012 – 2013:  Classroom ImplementationQ:  Is the Common Core facing resistance from teachers or parents?A:  Yes.  Any change in how schools teach is bound to face misunderstandings and resistance, but the Common Core standards may be getting more of this than most.  It is also the subject of many Internet rumors.Some critics claim that the Common Core is really a plot by the educational publishing and testing industry to sell more textbooks and give more tests while lowering their costs by forcing most of the states to do the same thing.  Others claim that the standards de-emphasize fiction and literature in favor of nonfiction and “informational” texts. The CCSSI has compiled a long list of what it says are “myths” about the Common Core standards.  In a similar vein, the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Educational Leadership looked at what they considered to be the five biggest misconceptions about the Common Core in an article with the striking title “The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends”.Common Core State Standards Initiative website from the organization that is managing the national standards on behalf of the participating statesGeorgiaStandards.org, an extensive website about the Common Core Georgia standards from the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE)“Georgia Educators Begin Teaching Common Core Georgia Performance Standards This School Year,” a press release that provides an explanation and overview of the transition to Common Core in Georgia; published on John Barge’s reelection campaign web site.Common Core Georgia Hub, a collection of video presentations for professional educators produced by Georgia Public BroadcastingCommon Core Georgia Performance Standards, a web page of explanations and links to resources maintained by GA DOECCGPS, a 4-page handout that takes a look at what the Common Core is and is not, published by GA DOE (PDF)Georgia Department of Education official documents outlining the Common Core Georgia standards for each subject area and each grade (documents are in PDF format)The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a detailed PowerPoint presentation to Georgia teachers on the transition from Georgia-specific assessment tests to the multi-state PARCC tests, including timelines and grade-specific examples; presented at the Common Core Summit for Georgia Administrators, sponsored by GA DOE and held in Macon, GA, on July 31, 2012[Note: several Georgia school systems have published the Common Core standards and their specific implementation plans on their web sites.  Search for the school system name together with the phrase Common Core to see what a specific school system might have published online.] For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more

May 18

€5,000 Young European of the Year Prize

first_img Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme 2021 for Young Researchers from the European Neighbourhood ← ‘Be the Peace Agent’ Fellowships for Africans Reddit Tweet Call for Entries: Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021 Deadline: 15 October 2013Open to: young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26Prize: € 5.000 to finance a half-year internship with a Member of the European Parliament or another European institutionDescriptionEvery year, the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe awards on outstanding young person with the title of “Young European of the Year.They are looking for young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26, i.e. in the year 2014 the prize winner should not be older than 26. She or he should have worked in an honorary capacity towards the understanding between peoples and/or European integration and in the process have achieved exemplary success: Young people who have learned to act with initiative, personal commitment and a sense of responsibility, thus showing they are prepared to grasp the opportunities of our time in forging peaceful coexistence in a Europe of diversity.They are not looking for young people with fully-fledged careers. Each year with this prize the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe wishes to reward a young European for his/her outstanding commitment to fostering international understanding and the union of Europe. At the same time they want to encourage and motivate these young people to continue to champion these ideals.PrizeThe sum donated for the prize is € 5.000. This amount is intended to finance a half-year internship with a Member of the European Parliament or another European institution.It is also possible to use the sum to finance a project which promotes European integration. Such a project must further the aims of the Schwarzkopf Foundation and receive the agreement of the Foundation’s Management board in order to be accepted.EligibilityThe award is open to young people from Europe between the ages of 18 and 26, i.e. in the year of receiving the prize winner should not be older than 26. She or he should have dedicated themselves in a volunteer capacity to fostering understanding between peoples and/or European integration. The candidates should have achieved outstanding results and wish to actively promote their idea further in the future.NominationIf you know such a young person please tell them why this person should be the Young European of the Year 2014, and how they can get into contact with him or her BEFORE 15 OCTOBER 2013.Fill in the nomination form AVAILABLE HERE and send it to: Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa, Sophienstraße 28-29, 10178 Berlin, Germany.Or complete the online nomination form HERE.The Schwarzkopf-foundation will approach the candidate and take his or her nomination into the decision process. The award-winner will be chosen by a jury of personalities from the European Youth Parliament, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Schwarzkopf Foundation.For more information, contact Schwarzkopf-Foundation Program Manager Ilka Keuper at [email protected], and see the official website HERE. Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students €5,000 Young European of the Year Prize Pocketcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. August 21, 2013 Published by austin Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 +1 Share 0 Performing Arts Grants for Dutch Presentations Abroad →last_img read more