Charter School could face another rejection from BCSD – The Bakersfield Californian | Symphony Contest

Bakersfield City School District officials again recommended the denial of a petition by the Central Academy for the Arts and Technology seeking the opening of a charter school on Truxtun Avenue in downtown Bakersfield. “Specifically, there were problems with their instructional program,” BCSD Superintendent Mark Luque said Friday while discussing a staff report on the … Read more

The world has allowed the Lebanese economy to collapse – and the telecoms industry is next – the Organization for World Peace | Symphony Contest

Clipart. A man in a suit stands with a briefcase amongst skyscrapers, all in black and white. A red stock line crashes behind him.

The Lebanese government recently announced that it will calculate telecom tariffs based on a much weaker floating exchange rate, making prices up to four times more expensive, according to digital rights group SMEX. The price increase will unequally affect Lebanon’s estimated 250,000 migrant workers, who barely earn enough to survive, let alone send them back … Read more

Tough film and TV character actor Clu Gulager dies aged 93 – The Seattle Times | Symphony Contest

Clu Gulager, a resilient character actor who appeared in critically acclaimed films like The Last Picture Show as well as low-budget horror films and who memorably portrayed gunslingers in two TV westerns, died Friday at his son John’s Los Angeles home. He was 93. John Gulager confirmed the death. He said his father’s health had … Read more

First new law of its kind improves college access for students with autism and intellectual disabilities – The Boston Globe | Symphony Contest

“It is truly a joyous and historic milestone for the state and country because it will truly enable people with disabilities to enjoy the same benefits of higher education,” said Julia Landau, director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Massachusetts Advocates for Children. “They have shown that they can exceed societal expectations when given … Read more

Alberta will help pay for move of 500 Athabasca University staff: Minister for Advanced Education – CBC.ca | Symphony Contest

Alberta’s minister of further education says he’s willing to help Athabasca University with anything it wants – including money – to move 500 staff to the small town that gave the school its name, but says the university did not strengthen. “I have offered to provide any type of support the university needs. They didn’t … Read more

Proposed Student Loan Bill Calls for Reform, End of PSLF Program as Alternative to Biden’s ‘Scheme’ – PHL17 Philadelphia | Symphony Contest

Proposed Student Loan Bill Calls for Reform, End of PSLF Program as Alternative to Biden's 'Scheme' - PHL17 Philadelphia

(NEXSTAR) — While President Biden has said he’s preparing to make a decision on student loans any day, a new bill being proposed by the Republican legislature could upend any moves Biden may take. Three representatives — Republican Conference Chair of the House Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.), Republican Education and Labor Committee Chair Virginia Foxx (RN.C.), … Read more

Weber Makes Sensory Space Reality – Pen City Current – PenCityCurrent.com | Symphony Contest

Chuck Vandenberg, current editor of Pen City DONNELLSON – While most middle school kids are trying to find a way to fit in, a freshman at Central Lee High School is literally tearing down walls. Aubrey Weber, 14, of Donnellson, won an award in the International Future Problem Solving competition in June with an idea … Read more

Manna Pantry in Big Rapids Offers Training for Special Needs Students – The Pioneer | Symphony Contest

BIG RAPIDS – Manna Pantry in Big Rapids is known for helping families affected by food insecurity in and around Mecosta County, but food isn’t the only service they offer. Principal Bonnie Clerk recently told Pioneer that the pantry works with local special needs students to help them learn social and professional skills through volunteerism. … Read more

Center needs to address cooperative federalism: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan – Times Now | Symphony Contest

“Center needs to address cooperative federalism: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan Photo: PTI KEY HIGHLIGHTS This was the first Council meeting of NITI Aayog after new Vice Chairman Suman Bery and CEO Parameswaran Ayyar took office. The Prime Minister explained that the perception of state education is based on values ​​such as democracy, secularism and scientific … Read more