The walls of Heather Dodge’s Westgate Elementary kindergarten classroom are lined with student artwork, the alphabet and numbers. Then there’s the poster the class made detailing strategies to get the hang of addition — a helpful reminder that they can use their fingers, make a number line, draw a picture or use physical objects to find the sum of two numbers. Spread out across the room are about 20 little people who come barely higher than your knee, gathered around tables, working on learning different shapes. They’re well beyond talking about circles, squares and triangles. Today, they’re working with hexagons, trapezoids and parallelograms. One child, Kaylee Neale, stands up and says her favorite subject is math and that she loves school. “It’s fun and we can play with Play-Doh,” she says. Colorado kindergarten students in 2019 are expected to learn so much more than 5-year-olds were just a decade ago, even if they don’t always … [Read more...] about Full-day kindergarten works, educators say. Paying for it remains Colorado’s challenge.
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It was a common refrain for then-candidate Donald Trump during his oftentimes raucous campaign rallies: "Mexico is going to pay for the wall, 100 percent." But with President Trump heading back to the drawing board, once again demanding funding for his long-promised border wall in the new White House budget requests, there's still no sign that Mexico will pay for any of it. While Mr. Trump made the claim that Mexico would pay for the wall at least 15 times over the course of the 2016 campaign, he's changed his tune regarding just how they would be contributing to the wall project. Back in 2016, Mr. Trump suggested he would force Mexico pay for the border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars in money transfers that Mexicans who are living in the U.S. send home."Mexico currently receive $24 billion in remittance payments annually from the United States. This provides substantial leverage for the United States to obtain from Mexico the funds necessary to pay for a … [Read more...] about As Trump renews demands for border wall, still no signs that Mexico will pay for it
Wright State University students are being asked to consider an initiative to add a new stand-alone recreation center on campus. A survey went out to students this week to gauge their interest in a new recreation facility and a potential renovation of existing fitness space in the student union, said Daniel Palmer, a WSU senior and student government president. Wright State does not yet have an estimate of how much such a facility would cost and how much a student fee to fund it would be. But, the survey given to students asks if they would vote for or against a series of proposals with fees ranging from $180 to $260 per semester. » RELATED: Strike deal will help improve WSU finances, independent report claims Which students would pay the fee could be up for debate, due to the possibility that some may pay a fee and then graduate before a new facility is finished and ready to use, said spokesman Seth Bauguess.The proposal for a stand-alone recreation center previously came … [Read more...] about Wright State to consider building new recreation center if students vote to pay for it
Students are being asked to consider an initiative to add a new stand-alone recreation center at Wright State University. A survey went out to students this week to gauge their interest in the possibility of a new recreation facility and a potential renovation of existing fitness space in the student union, said Daniel Palmer, a WSU senior and student government president. » RELATED: Strike deal will help improve WSU finances, independent report claims The imitative is led by student government, which Palmer said will likely put a referendum to a vote of WSU students in early April. A recreation center could be funded by a student activity fee and membership fees and would not be impact the university’s already troubled budget. Wright State is in the midst of recovering from a financial crisis as it continues to correct years of overspending. In fiscal year 2018, the university reduced spending by around $53 million, according to the school.A 20-day faculty strike at … [Read more...] about Wright State considering new recreation center if students vote to pay for it
Early Voting Now NYS Law, Counties Grappling With How to pay for it Jan 25, 2019Hot News, State/National News Thursday, a week after the Legislature passed historic voting reform, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law making New York the 38th state to allow early voting. The new law establishes a nine-day early voting period before election days. The early voting period would conclude on the Sunday before an election. Counties across New York State are now grappling with the question of how to fund the implementation of the new law. Experts estimate the cost of early voting to be $10 million or more. The New York State Association of Counties says it could be as much as $1 million for each of the 57 counties outside New York City. Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY and founding member of the Let NY Vote Coalition says the signing of the new law is just the first step.“Although Governor Cuomo included an early voting … [Read more...] about Early Voting Now NYS Law, Counties Grappling With How to pay for it