As the 2018-19 academic year was about to begin, Jasmine Byrd knew she would soon be moving with her family from Colorado to Ohio and would be changing schools. For many students this would be a terrifying experience, however the high school student saw it as an opportunity to find a learning environment that better met her needs. Jasmine had been attending a traditional public school and was doing well. However, she wanted a learning environment that offered more schedule flexibility and more advance placement courses that would better prepare her for college. At that time she found Colorado Connections Academy and attended the public online school for a few weeks knowing that when she made the move to Ohio, she could enroll in Great River Connections Academy. The transition was seamless. "Attending a school that offers me a flexible schedule is very important to me," Jasmine said. "It gives me the freedom to explore my interests and pursue various opportunities." One of those … [Read more...] about Flexibility of online school enables local student to travel
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(CNN)Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have joined forces to help Syrian refugee children through educational learning programs, including the launch of a new "Sesame Street" show in Arabic. More than 12 million people have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria, and almost half of them are children, according to the IRC. When conflicts such as the Syrian war send families fleeing from their homes knowing they may not return for decades, children are left in the middle of a tragedy they can't even comprehend. No school, no learning, no freedom The childhoods of refugee children are smeared with memories of violence and disorder. Many have witnessed the deaths of their parents, siblings, and friends. Read More When families are fleeing, trying to find a sense of safety even if it means risking their lives to do so, these children are robbed of more than just the experiences of playgrounds and movie theaters. They are robbed of their … [Read more...] about A new ‘Sesame Street’ show in Arabic aims to help refugee children
Photo: James Singleton Photo: James Singleton Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: James Singleton ‘Disgraceland’ Host Expands iHeartMedia Partnership With Slate of New Music Podcasts 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Jake Brennan, the creator and host of popular podcast “Disgraceland,” and his business partner Brady Sadler have launched Double Elvis Productions, a new audio-driven media company that will create original entertainment properties. Its initial slate of projects include four music-focused podcasts in partnership with iHeartMedia and as part of iHeartRadio Original Podcasts. The first on deck is called “Dear Young Rocker” and will be executive produced by Brennan and told from the perspective of host … [Read more...] about ‘Disgraceland’ Host Expands iHeartMedia Partnership With Slate of New Music Podcasts
Almeida & Carlson Insurance Agency is proud to bring Distractology® to Falmouth High School November 12-15. Developed and funded by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, Distractology was one of the first programs in the country to address distracted driving with young, inexperienced drivers. Drivers who have completed Distractology are proven to be 15 percent less likely to have an accident or receive a traffic violation*. According to the CDC, 9 people are killed every hour and more than 1,000 are injured as a result of distracted drivers. Distracted driving has become a top concern among drivers in the United States with recent research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study shows that 96-97% of drivers view reading and typing a text/email as dangerous, while 32-41% of drivers admitted to engaging in these activities. The Journal of Adolescent Health has also found 38% of teenagers across the country text while driving. In Massachusetts, 40% of teenagers text … [Read more...] about Distractology® visits Falmouth High School to Educate New Drivers
Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today:TOP STORIESWhat Will Sondland Say?When Gordon Sondland enters the ornate House hearing room for televised testimony this morning, Republicans and Democrats will be looking for a make-or-break moment in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump — even as serious questions surround Sondland’s credibility. Advertisement The hotelier-turned-U.S. ambassador to the European Union has emerged as a pivotal link between the president and a shadow foreign policy led by Rudolph W. Giuliani, who was urging the Ukrainians to conduct investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son as military aid to Ukraine was being held up.Sondland’s appearance follows more than 11 hours of firsthand testimony from White House aides who provided damaging new details about Trump’s efforts. Republicans largely responded by trying to discredit the witnesses rather than dispute their accounts.Meanwhile, more than $35 … [Read more...] about Newsletter: What will Sondland say?