Highlighting rural America on education map

first_img Your Harvard session in Atlanta probes ways in which system has fallen short, could improve The fight for equality in education Of nearly 51 million K–12 students in the U.S., about 9 million attend rural schools. Yet despite being one-sixth of the nation’s student body, rural students, and rural education in general, are often overlooked in debates about education policy, specialists say.Some Harvard-trained educators would like to change that.During their one-year master’s program at the Graduate School of Education, Morgan Barraza ’18, Shane Trujillo ’18, and Julia Cunningham ’18, bonded over their commitment to the issue, working through the Rural Educators Alliance to foreground hurdles faced by students and teachers in rural settings. The group was co-founded by Cunningham and Carlye Sayler ’18.“One of the missions of the group is to challenge the perceptions of rural America,” said Cunningham, who taught at an Oglala Lakota Nation school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota before enrolling at the Ed School. “Whenever anyone thinks of rural education, the picture that comes to mind for the most part is not of Native American students or black students in the South. It’s usually white Appalachia, and that’s not the whole picture.”To shed light on the complexity of rural America, the group this spring organized a week of panels on identity, school practices, issues of gender and sexual diversity, and more.Over the summer, the students will develop a virtual toolkit, with a list of resources, to be sent to Ed School faculty to help them cover rural education issues in their courses. The goal is to ensure that the School remains committed to addressing rural education, said Barraza, who worked as a high school teacher at the Laguna Pueblo Reservation and in Aztec, both in New Mexico.As Barraza noted, faculty at the Ed School have supported the group’s efforts. “Whenever anyone thinks of rural education, the picture that comes to mind for the most part is not of Native American students or black students in the South. It’s usually white Appalachia, and that’s not the whole picture.” — Julia Cunningham ’18 Opening the gates, closing the education gap Relatedcenter_img “Rural schools are a lifeblood of education in the country,” said Matt Miller, associate dean for learning and teaching. “As Mara Tieken, doctoral alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and leading thinker on rural education, taught me over the years, we can’t talk about rural education as ‘not urban.’ Scholars and policymakers need to understand rural communities and their educational needs on their own terms.”Experts say rural students lack the choices and opportunities available to urban students. According to the 2017 Report of the Rural School and Community Trust, more than 25 percent of the country’s public schools are rural, but only 17 percent of state education aid goes to rural districts. The organization listed lack of resources, teacher shortages, and limited childcare and early education programs among the challenges schools face in states such as Mississippi, Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, South Dakota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, Oklahoma, and Alaska. The challenges extend to Native American students growing up on reservations or in small towns. During their time at Harvard, Barraza, Trujillo, and a handful of students joined forces to draw attention to education among Native Americans.A member of the Laguna Pueblo and Salt River Pima tribes, Barraza co-chaired Future Indigenous Educators Resisting Colonial Education, a group founded by Adrienne Keene, Ed.D. ’14. In March, the organization held a series of events highlighting issues that affect Native American communities, from the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women to tribal justice to feminism in indigenous communities.“I feel a personal obligation,” said Barraza, who plans to teach in the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian community, a tribe located in the metropolitan area of Phoenix. “Too often, issues regarding contemporary Native American peoples are not addressed, and indigenous and Native American peoples are blocked out of the conversation.”“We live in a culture where indigenous peoples are seen as historical figures, or if they’re contemporary representations, they’re seen as broken and we need to go and save them,” said Trujillo. “We’re trying to highlight voices that have been lost in the margins.”Courtney Van Cleve, Ed.L. ’20, who is pursuing a doctorate in education leadership, will take the helm of the Rural Educators Alliance this fall. For Van Cleve, who has spent most of her life in Mississippi schools as a student, teacher, principal, and regional director, it’s the perfect fit.“Rural education remains at the core of my personal and professional identity,” she said.Change is overdue, Van Cleve said, partly because of increasingly prominent divides between rural and urban America, but mostly because rural students deserve the same opportunities as their urban peers.“There is a real opportunity for systems across contexts to learn from each other in shaping the future of education reform,” she said. In D.C. gathering, Faust and faculty discuss the importance of equity in learning last_img read more

24th COVID-19 Death Reported In Chautauqua County Today

first_img5 19.08% All Ages24 7 18 68 14775- Ripley1 14726- Conewango Valley0 15.9% 18 440 14781- Sherman2 Percent 70-797 2.3% 1.2% 13.46% 4.5% 0.7% Percent of Total Cases 369.5 20 0.4% 557.7 191.7 20-29492 409 0.0% Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 395.5 2 17.1% 208.1 2 23 11 0.4% 566.4 3.4% 20.42% 14081- Irving1 25.3% 1.0% 12.45% 218.7 14063- Fredonia9 New Cases 109.3 25 MAYVILLE – A new COVID-19 related death has been reported in Chautauqua County.The County Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard reported the death, the 24th since the pandemic started, involving a person in their 80s.Additionally, 43 new cases of the virus were reported with 385 active.There are 36 people hospitalized in the county with the seven-day percent positive rate at 9.0 percent, up from 8.2 yesterday. There are now 2,578 cases total with 2,169 recovered.A full breakdown of today’s update is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence Total Cases 9 14716- Brocton3 80-898 14136- Silver Creek1 43 246.4 14723- Cherry Creek0 70-79187 100.6 6 646.8 2578 19 167.5 2 2.6% 384.6 244.8 0.0 0 182.1 1.7% 14738- Frewsburg1 8 0.8% 60-693 370.4 14728- Dewittville0 Symptoms 252.1 2.3% 3.49% 2 278.0 4 0 58 14701- Jamestown10 19 100.0% 37 21 21 Age Group 14740- Gerry0 Age 14720- Celoron0 1 14710- Ashville0 60 0.6% 90+35 12.45% 0.9% 50-59369 14048- Dunkirk8 0.93% 653 2.2% 3.9% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 31 Number 33 88 0.7% 14750- Lakewood0 Yes1243 Symptoms Known1562 1.4% 0.00% 0-19350 1.36% 0.54% 7.25% Fatality Rate 8 4 193.6 12.57% 14767- Panama0 50-592 10 80-8990 13.58% 0.8% 14722- Chautauqua0 Active Cases 452.9 14757- Mayville0 197.4 181.7 59 30-39324 35 1000.6 239.1 Percent 8 297.0 9 12 14733- Falconer0 6 5 Zip Code Fatality Rate by Age Group 0.93% 1.9% 25 383.0 Total 43 385 40-49347 40-492 0-390 14718- Cassadaga0 0.3% 4 48 2 99.7 233.0 0.8% 95 3.7% 1.4% 14787- Westfield1 5.71% 14062- Forestville2 14138- South Dayton0 5 21 14782- Sinclairville0 33 16 14769- Portland1 14724- Clymer1 1 Number 276.7 3 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 79.58% No319 117 0.2% 31 5 Total Deaths 381.2 14747- Kennedy0 101 105.5 1.3% 14736- Findley Lake0 4 0.58% 37 8.89% 14712- Bemus Point2 14784- Stockton0 3.74% 0.2% 60-69321 90+2 96 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.86%US Fatality Rate: 1.9%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/9/2020 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Four Syracuse players named to All-ACC team

first_img Published on April 26, 2018 at 11:46 am Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco No. 12 Syracuse’s Nick Mellen, Brett Kennedy, Jamie Trimboli and Nate Solomon were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team, the league announced Thursday morning. It was the first time each of the four players earned conference honors.Mellen, a redshirt sophomore close defender and preseason All-American, is assigned the opposing team’s top attack each game. He has held his own, limiting all 12 of his opponents to a point below their season averages. Mellen leads the Orange with 15 caused turnovers, ranks third with 24 ground balls and is the only close defender to have started in all 12 games this season for SU.Kennedy, who is primarily a long-stick midfielder, filled in at close defense when Tyson Bomberry missed four games earlier this season with injury. In his first career start he scored two transition goals in a narrow 12-11 win over Virginia on March 4. Kennedy is also often slotted on the wing during faceoffs. The redshirt freshman ranks second on the team with 33 ground balls and third with nine caused turnovers.Trimboli is the veteran on the first midfield line alongside two freshmen despite being a sophomore. He has become the go-to option from up top, scoring 16 goals and adding nine assists. Trimboli scored the game-winner against Duke this season.Solomon, a junior attack, ranks second on the team with 19 goals and 31 points. He is the most experienced starter on Syracuse’s offense having played in head coach John Desko’s system for two seasons before 2018. Solomon has scooped 19 ground balls and posts a 43.2 shooting percentage for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 1 seed Syracuse will play No. 4 seed Virginia on Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the second game of the ACC tournament. The Orange (7-5, 4-0 ACC) will look to avoid an early exit from the Tournament, as it fell in the opening round to North Carolina last year.2018 ACC Men’s Lacrosse All-ACC TeamA – Justin Guterding – DukeA – Chris Cloutier – North CarolinaA – Brendan Gleason – Notre DameA – Nate Solomon – SyracuseA – Michael Kraus – VirginiaM – Brad Smith – DukeM – Bryan Constabile – Notre DameM – Jamie Trimboli – SyracuseM – Dox Aitken – VirginiaD – Cade Van Raaphorst – DukeD – Nick Mellen – SyracuseD – Brett Kennedy – SyracuseSSDM – Carlson Milikin – Notre DameSSDM – Drew Schantz – Notre DameLSM – John Sexton – Notre DameLSM – Jack Rowlett – North CarolinaF/O – Joe Stein – DukeG – Danny Fowler – Duke Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

PMU appoints French racing figurehead Philippe Augier as new Chairman

first_img Submit ANJ takes charge of new French gambling era June 22, 2020 PMU begins search for President as Méheut steps down May 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 French horseracing operator PMU has confirmed the election of Philippe Augier as new Chairman leading its corporate governance initiatives.Augier’s chairmanship was ratified following PMU’s annual general meeting and has received the approval of key racing stakeholders France Galop, as French horseracing’s governing body, and Le Trot – the operating company of French racing venues.The appointment sees PMU act swiftly to replace outgoing Chairman Bertrand Méheut, who ended his two-year tenure last May by announcing that he had chosen to pursue personal projects.A recognised figurehead within French racing and politics, Augier has served as President of Normandy’s Commune of Cote Fleurie, spearheading a number of the province’s cultural and heritage directives.Augier has also served as Chief Executive of French acing stud rights auctioneer l’Agence between 1989 and 2006.Speaking to Le Parisien newspaper, Augier commented on his appointment: “Horseracing has been part of my daily life for 50-years so I am happy and very proud to become PMU chairman.“I am also honoured to participate in the sport’s recovery, necessary after what our country has experienced and to see it further improve. We must already think about the development of this great company.”Augier will oversee PMU Group CEO Cyril Linette, who in 2019 launched PMU’s new executive strategy, revitalising French horseracing engagements by upgrading France Quinté + pool betting systems and undertaking new marketing campaigns targeting the wider general public.last_img read more