SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Los Rios closes all four community colleges, district office due to air quality
Presented by IMPACT 11/15/2018 08:01 am ET PRESENTED BY TIAA Albert Manero and Limbitless Solutions transform kids’ confidence with 3D-printed bionic arms. By RYOT Studio Albert Manero built his first bionic arm for a child with a limb difference in 2014, and as soon as he saw how powerful it was, he knew he couldn’t stop. Started by Manero during his Ph.D. engineering program at University of Central Florida, Limbitless Solutions, based at UCF, builds vibrant, 3D-printed, often superhero-themed bionic arms for kids with limb differences at no cost to their families. (Bionic limbs, if you’re not aware, are a form of prostheses made stronger by electronics and motors.) Alex Pring, who was born missing part of his right arm, was the one to receive that first bionic arm Manero and his colleagues built. He was 6 years old at the time, and watching him receive it was an amazing moment for everyone. “We watched him hug his mom with both arms, and … [Read more...] about A Photo Essay: This Nonprofit Makes Kids With Limb Differences Into Superheroes
Poll Georgie McDougall, languages teacher at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form in Norwich, has spoken about the influence of teachers after a survey revealed they are among the most influential people for the general public. Picture: Tony Buckingham © Tony Buckingham/ UNP 0845 600 7737 Almost four out of five people in the East of England believe school teachers have a significant influence on people’s lives, a survey has found. The poll found teachers were the most influential people after loved ones, while a third of people (32pc) in the region said school or university was one of the biggest influences on their lives after family life (58pc) and work life (36pc).Conducted for the Department for Education’s Get Into Teaching campaign, the national survey of more than 3,000 people looked at the public’s perception of influence and influencers.And it found that despite the rise of celebrity and social media influencers, friends, family and school … [Read more...] about Did your teachers have a big influence on your life?
PUBLISHED: 17:58 12 November 2018 Rhiannon Long Pupils from Warren Junior School, which has just opened a teacher training centre, with leader of the council, Darren Rodwell and cabinet member for education, Evelyn Carpenter. Picture: LBBD Archant A new teacher training centre has opened in Chadwell Heath. The Aspire Education Alliance Teaching School opened at Warren Junior School last month to provide training for trainee and qualified teachers. Warren Junior is both a primary and teaching school, meaning staff can be trained while at the school. It currently has eight trainee staff members, and has trained 30 teachers. All but one gained their first teaching position in the borough.Last year, Warren Junior hosted nearly 60 teacher training courses for staff from Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering, Newham and Thurrock. Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for education, said: “I am very proud to see that one of our outstanding schools … [Read more...] about Teacher training centre opens at training school in Chadwell Heath
PUBLISHED: 11:14 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 13 November 2018 Emma Bartholomew Hundreds of parents have signed a petition calling on the Mayor of Hackney to support their primary school caretaker, who has been sacked after 16 years’ service. Jim Gallant was found guilty of five counts of gross misconduct by governors at Rushmore School in Elderfield Road, Lower Clapton.He and his family risk eviction from their schoolhouse home, and he is taking the case to an employment tribunal in January. Mr Gallant, who is unable to speak out about the case so as to not jeopardise the hearing, claims his dismissal came after he pointed out serious health and safety issues.His concerns included blaming the school for not mending an unstable wall in a timely manner which “could have killed a child”, for failing to safeguard children while workmen were left unsupervised in their toilets, for leaving a faulty fire safety panel for 18 months before … [Read more...] about Hundreds pledge support for sacked Hackney primary school caretaker