Libby Lane named as Church of England’s first female bishop December 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm Becomng bishopess of an increasingly beside the point church is almost as good as becoming Captain of RMS Titanic. Don McCleary says: Featured Events JAN rOGOZINSKI says: Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Victoria Spiegel says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Rev. Daniel Velez-Rivera says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Charles Jett says: December 17, 2014 at 5:51 pm This has been such a long time coming.Thanks be to God!The Reverend Daniel Velez-Rivera said it better than I ever could.Yes, Bishop Lane is a real Christmas gift for the Anglican Communion,and more specifically the Church of England! Myron B. Hawkins says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Dec 17, 2014 December 18, 2014 at 11:56 am Or her own as the case may be. Maybe this will bring us closer together in the future. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN December 19, 2014 at 12:42 am I don’t know….for a “beside the point church,” the past ten plus years have seen the Anglican Communion navigate through those “icicles” by generally remaining centrist in reference to the key social/religious/political issues that have been hot topics overall. Is everyone happy all the time with this approach? No, and that’s the point…..dialogue, compromise, and reflection among conservative/orthodox, liberal/progressive, and moderate factions are the keys to the Communion’s survival.Case in point: Bishop Lane. Those of us with a bit of common sense applaud that the Church of England has finally decided to take a step backward — to reflect on the foundations of Jesus-centered Christianity and the eventual historical/social/political consequences of male chauvinism/superiority-based Christianity (I’m going to assume that your use of the term “bishopess” correlates to the common Anglican term for a female deacon/archdeacon, “deaconess,” and that you’re not being snarky and pompous) — and start the process to address and correct those negatives.Of course, the CoE still has plenty of “David Hortons” lol. However, like Mr. Horton, eventually perceiving and interacting with female priests in a realistic and practical light illustrates that they aren’t so bad after all…. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS martha knight says: Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Women’s Ministry Myron B. Hawkins says: December 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm “Would that all the people of God were able to see the image of God reflected in their ordained and lay leaders, and to see themselves reflected as well.”But there is more to it than genitalia. What I look for is someone who shares my total commitment to sanctification. If such a person existed in the Episcopalian denomination, I would not care if her skin color were blue with little green dots.I am sure the new bishop will do no worse a job as an administrator than a male person would. But her female genitalia do not add anything to her skills. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anne Bay says: December 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm The first sentence in my opinion should read “should not be done, etc. “ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Anne Bay says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service December 17, 2014 at 7:35 pm For the record: My message (above) regarding the history of the Diocese of Chester and its two suffragan bishops was written in response to a message from Father Phil Hughes reflecting confusion from an earlier wording of the article about Libby Lane becoming both a suffragan Bishop of Chester and Bishop of Stockport.Apparently the ENS editors revised the opening of the article for clarification and dropped the message from Father Hughes — which left my message appearing to reply to and concur with remarks by Joseph F. Foster referring to Bishop-to-be Lane as “bishopess,” to a “beside the point church,” and to the Titanic.I do not agree with or support Mr. Foster’s remark. Women becoming bishops in the Church of England is long overdue. I sincerely hope that the expanding involvement of women in the top leadership echelons of the C of E will make it increasingly difficult in the coming years to characterize the C of E as “beside the point.” Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 18, 2014 at 12:32 am Finally! I know the British don’t move too fast! But they are coming along. Good news! Here in the Diocese of Los Angeles we have had two women Bishops for a long time! More women will be consecrated bishops as the years go along. The bottom line is there shouldn’t be any male or female selectivity in jobs, including the church. People should be selected for their education, experience, and what they bring to the job. Period. thankfully the young people are wise to the old folks quoting parts of the bible to manipulate things to be done a certain way. I don’t know too many young people going to church, but even for us older folks, glad to see this. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Michael R. Scullary says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Joseph F Foster says: Rector Bath, NC December 17, 2014 at 8:07 am This is an awesome moment for the entire Anglican Communion. Many blessings to the Reverend Lane as she begins her episcopacy and to her family as well. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books December 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm Frankly speaking, what we do in the Anglican Communion should be be done with any thought on how this affects other parts of Christianity, including the Roman Catholic Church. The old guard of the RCC from what we have seen in the U.S. has little understanding of women’s anatomy or any interest in learning about women’s anatomy and causing a lot of misinformation on it and as a result, has put women’s health in a precarious and needless potential danger. The HollyHobbie company being allowed to not cover contraception for its employees is only one of a myriad of dangerous health policies for women and pushed by the RCC and conservative religious groups. The refusal of the RCC to stand up against discrimination toward the LGBT community is very scary and downright wrong also. The old cardinals in the Vatican having a melt-down when the RCC nuns are given any positions that are ones that only men should have-ie. the president of a RCC university in the U.S. , and the list goes on……all clearly show the RCC is stuck in the middle ages. And that’s too bad, but the Anglican Church doesn’t have to be and it’s 2014 and time to be aware of modern science and get away from the ridiculousness of male superiority in all phases of modern life, church included. My husband was forced to go to the RCC in his family of origin and as soon as he turned legal age, has never returned, and the older I get, the more I see why. Thankfully am a lifelong Episcopalian and the churches I was in all were in the here and now, not the then and then. Although, the Episcopal church dragged its feet for women’s ordination to the priesthood, eventually it did and the church is so much better for it. I can’t believe people accept men only ordination to the priesthood/bishops in this day and age. My mother said the Anglican church encourages to use your brain, and that’s what the Anglican church needs to do. Forget what other churches do. Also, my husband said another 300 years and the RCC will make some changes, and maybe ordain women. Who knows. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Libby Lane smiles as her forthcoming appointment as the new bishop of Stockport (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester) is announced in the Town Hall in Stockport, northern England, Dec. 17, 2014. Lane will become the Church of England’s first female bishop. Photo: REUTERS/Phil NobleEditors’ note: Story updated at 11:40 EST Dec. 17 with statement from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori[Church of England press release] Downing Street has announced that the new bishop of Stockport – and the first female bishop in the Church of England – will be the Rev. Libby Lane, currently vicar of St. Peter’s, Hale, and St. Elizabeth’s, Ashley.As bishop of Stockport she will serve as a suffragan (assistant) bishop in the Diocese of Chester. She will be consecrated as the eighth bishop of Stockport at a ceremony at York Minister on Jan. 26, 2015.Lane was ordained as a priest in 1994 and has served a number of parish and chaplaincy roles in the north of England in the dioceses of Blackburn, York and Chester. For the past eight years she has served as vicar of St. Peter’s and St. Elizabeth’s.She is one of eight clergy women from the Church of England elected as Participant Observers in the House of Bishops, as the representative from the dioceses of the north west.Speaking at Stockport Town Hall, where she was announced as the new bishop of Stockport, Lane said: “I am grateful for, though somewhat daunted by, the confidence placed in me by the Diocese of Chester. This is unexpected and very exciting. On this historic day as the Church of England announces the first woman nominated to be bishop, I am very conscious of all those who have gone before me, women and men, who for decades have looked forward to this moment. But most of all I am thankful to God.“The church faces wonderful opportunities, to proclaim afresh, in this generation, the good news of Jesus and to build His kingdom. The Church of England is called to serve all the people of this country, and being present in every community, we communicate our faith best when our lives build up the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable. I am excited by the possibilities and challenges ahead.”Responding to news of the announcement, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, said: “It is with great joy that on January 26, 2015 – the feast of Timothy and Titus, companions of Paul – I will be in York Minster, presiding over the consecration of the Rev. Libby Lane as bishop suffragan of Stockport. Libby brings a wealth of experience in parish ministry, in hospital and FE chaplaincy, in vocations work and the nurture of ordinands. I am delighted that she will exercise her episcopal ministry with joy, prayerfulness, and trust in God.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: “I am absolutely delighted that Libby has been appointed to succeed Bishop Robert Atwell as bishop of Stockport. Her Christ-centered life, calmness and clear determination to serve the church and the community make her a wonderful choice.“She will be bishop in a diocese that has been outstanding in its development of people, and she will make a major contribution. She and her family will be in my prayers during the initial excitement, and the pressures of moving.”Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said the church gives thanks for Lane’s appointment. “We give thanks for her ministry and that of so many other women in the Church of England, and pray that others will soon be named as bishops in other sees,” Jefferts Schori said. “Would that all the people of God were able to see the image of God reflected in their ordained and lay leaders, and to see themselves reflected as well.”Bishop of Chester Peter Forster said: “Libby has had a varied and distinguished ministry, and is currently a first-rate parish priest. She has already demonstrated her ability to contribute nationally through her representative role in the House of Bishops, on behalf of the northwest England dioceses.“As the first woman bishop in the Church of England she will face many challenges as well as enjoying many opportunities to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ. I have no doubt that she has the gifts and determination to be an outstanding bishop.“I am delighted at her designation as bishop of Stockport after a lengthy process of discernment across the Church of England and beyond.”The nomination of Lane as the new bishop of Stockport was approved by the Queen and announced Dec. 17. Lane succeeds the Rt. Rev. Robert Atwell, who is now the bishop of Exeter.Biographical DetailsLibby Lane has been the vicar of St Peter’s Hale and St Elizabeth’s Ashley, in the Diocese of Chester, since April 2007, and from January 2010 has also been Dean of Women in Ministry for the diocese. After school in Manchester and university at Oxford, she trained for ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham. She was ordained a deacon in 1993 and a priest in 1994, serving her curacy in Blackburn, Lancashire.Prior to moving to Hale, Lane was team vicar in the Stockport South West Team, and assistant diocesan director of ordinands in the Diocese of Chester, advising and supporting those considering a vocation to ministry in the church. She continues to be a bishop’s selection adviser.Lane has served in the Diocese of York, as chaplain in hospital and further education, and as family life officer for the Committee for Social Responsibility in the Diocese of Chester.She is one of eight clergy women from the Church of England elected as Participant Observers in the House of Bishops, as the representative from the dioceses of the north west.Her husband, George, is also a priest; they were one of the first married couples in the Church of England to be ordained together. George is coordinating chaplain at Manchester Airport, licensed in the Diocese of Manchester. They have two grown up children in higher education.Her interests include being a school governor, encouraging social action initiatives, learning to play the saxophone, supporting Manchester United, reading and doing cryptic crosswords.Resources available:A video statement by the Rev. Libby Lane on her appointment is available from the Diocese of Chester Website here (Chester Diocese YouTube channel is available here).An audio interview with the Rev. Libby Lane on today’s announcement is available as part of a Church of England podcast here.A photostream from today’s announcement including photos of the Rev. Libby Lane are available here. Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Myron B. Hawkins says: December 17, 2014 at 8:01 pm So delighted for the Anglican Communion. December 17, 2014 at 8:19 am Alleluia!!! The choir of angels sing! This announcement is a wonderful Christmas gift for the Anglican Communion and for the world!! ¡¡Bendciones y paz Rvda. Libby Lane!!! Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest December 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm I wondered how long it would be before someone checked me on that.Unfortunately, in the case of the RCC, “his own” is the only way it will happen for any foreseeable future. In fact I think it likely that the practice of ordaining women as priests and consecrating them as bishops will if anything constitute an obstacle to bringing the Anglican Communion and the RCC together to the point of intercommunion.Progress is already being made toward giving women positions of leadership and responsibility at parish, diocesan and even Vatican levels. One can only hope that gradually this may yield fruit in a broader perspective that will at last overcome current male-only clericalism. It’s something to dream on … and pray for. December 21, 2014 at 9:53 am Great points, Ms. Bay! With the current pontiff, as well as the diverse geographical social and political aspects of the RCC, it will be interesting to see not only how long it take that denomination, but the other Orthodox churches (they even allow their priests to marry) as well.Coincidentally, I’m sure you are aware that there is already a RCC “splinter group” started by nuns that were ordained as deacons/priests/bishops. Considering that the nuns generally run the show anyway, I’d say this was a smart move lol Michael R. Scullary says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Comments (15) December 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm I thought the same thing and was therefore similarly confused.Read the Wikipedia article on the Diocese of Chester, which is of ancient origin and has had a very confused history and lineage. It will explain what the Bishop of Stockport has to do with the Diocese of Chester.Seems the Diocese of Chester has two suffragan bishops, one of whom is the Bishop of Birkenhead and the other is the Bishop of Stockport.I wonder if this situation isn’t similar to the Roman Catholic practice of an auxiliary bishop (the Roman equivalent of a suffragan) being named as “Titular Bishop” of some ancient (no longer extant) see — which title is held until the auxiliary bishop later is given a “real” diocese of his own. 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Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor May 26, 2021 Find out more RomaniaEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Follow the news on Romania Reporters Without Borders today condemned a brutal attack on 3 December on Ino Ardelean, who covers local politics and corruption cases for the daily Evenimentul Zilei in the western city of Timisoara. Ardelean was attacked by thugs as he was going home in the evening and was beaten until he lost consciousness. He is now hospitalised with head injuries and two fractures to his jaw.”The growing number of physical attacks on journalists who investigate corruption within the political class in power, especially in the provinces, is extremely worrying,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to Prime Minister Adrian Nastase. “The work of investigative journalists is nonetheless essential in the fight against the corruption that is eating away at your country,” the letter said.The organisation called on the prime minister to ensure that everything is done to identify and punish those responsible for the attacks on journalists. “Otherwise the enemies of press freedom, who are increasingly concerned to protect their image in the run-up to the 2004 legislative and presidential elections, will think that they can, with impunity, use violence against the journalists they consider troublesome.”Ardelean has often reported on the implication of local politicians, especially members of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) in illegal trafficking of various kinds. His most recent report, published at the end of November, was about a local PSD representative and school director accused of forcing pupils to work for him for no pay.Two other journalists have been the targets of physical attacks this year. Carmen Cosman of the daily Romania Libera and Marius Mitrache, a correspondent with Evenimentul Zilei, were punched and kicked by two unidentified individuals in the street a few yards from the police station of the west-central town of Petrosani on 25 July as they were about to begin working on a report. The two reporters have uncovered several corruption scandals in the local government in which officials of the Jiu valley mining company were implicated. The police investigation into this attack has so far yielded nothing. Help by sharing this information Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News November 23, 2020 Find out more News News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more Organisation December 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist who covers corruption is beaten unconscious
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Eleven-year-old Julie Moseley was one of the middle school students participating in an engineering camp in the CEED building on the University of Texas Permian Basin Midland campus Wednesday. Middle school students from around the Permian Basin got some hands-on experience with the different types of engineering this week during the University of Texas Permian Basin’s Engineering Summer Camp being held at the CEED Building.Dean of the College of Engineering George Nnanna said they will learn about chemical, mechanical, petroleum and electrical engineering by building electrical circuits, building mini wind turbines, learning about AutoCAD design and other activities and experiments.A high school edition of the camp is set for next week.Thirty students are taking part this round, but Nnanna said there was a waiting list they couldn’t accommodate due to lack of manpower. Most of the students came from Odessa and Midland, but there were some from the region, as well.“We have three (student) mentors and one mentor from XTO Energy and we have five professors. The mentors are engineering students, so part of the goal is for them to see students that are studying engineering to give them an idea and also be able to ask questions,” Nnanna said.The youngsters exposed to UTPB professors, engineering students and performing experiments has worked well, Nnanna said. “Our key goal is to expose them to chemical engineering, electrical, mechanical, as well as petroleum engineering. It’s going great. Periodically, I talk to the students. They really like it, so we are glad. This is the first time we are doing it and the feedback we are getting so far is that they’re really (enjoying) it,” he added.An awards ceremony will be held Friday where students will receive a certificate of completion.“This can be a launching pad for them if they decide to apply to engineering schools. The fact that they have attended this program will give them hopefully a competitive advantage …,” Nnanna said.Julie Moseley, Kainen Leon and Nnenne Nnanna are all enjoying themselves because it’s interesting, fun and different.“I like it because it teaches you how to use real-world problems to your benefit,” said Leon, a 13-year-old who will be going into eighth grade at Abell Junior High School in Midland.“And you can save a lot of money with the stuff we’ve learned,” said Moseley, an 11-year-old who will be going into sixth grade at Montessori Mastery School of Odessa.Nnenne, 12, is George Nnanna’s daughter and will be going into eighth grade at Abell Junior High.“It’s like a new experience,” Nnenne Nnanna said. “You get to see things that you wouldn’t be able to see at … school …”The three said they decided to sign up because they like engineering and they like to take things apart and put them back together again. Moseley likes to do that with computers.“Or I get Legos. I build them; I take them apart; build it again; and see how fast I can do it,” Moseley said.Nnenne Nnanna said she likes building and designing things. She takes blocks and uses her imagination to create a car, for example.Leon was looking to the future, but he also likes seeing what’s inside things and putting them back together again.“I wanted to start a better degree in college. I already started looking at stuff like that,” Leon said.Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Luis Trueba is running the camp.“The camp has been a very exciting and fun opportunity for the kids to learn about engineering and different disciplines of engineering. We’re excited because we’ve got a wonderful group of students to work with, so they’ve been a lot of fun,” Trueba said. “… I think several of them could be future students at UTPB, and specifically in engineering without a doubt. And if not here, somewhere in Texas. We’d love them all to come to UTPB for sure.”Toluwalase Agbesoyin, who will be a junior next fall studying mechanical engineering at UTPB, is one of the student mentors.She added that a lot of the students are very inquisitive about engineering and she enjoys being able to help them learn more about it.“I was really interested in something like that. It’s been really fun so far. I’ve helped them build wind turbines and work in teams and showing them how things like that work and seeing their excitement has been really fun,” Agbesoyin said. Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Camp shows kids ins and outs of engineering Local News Facebook Pinterest TAGS Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleTEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds vs. TravelersNext article061519_ECISDJobFair Digital AIM Web Support
Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSEctor County ISD Facebook By Odessa American – April 21, 2021 EducationECISDLocal News Twitter WhatsApp Ector County ISD trustees discussed across-the-board raises for the 2021-22 school year.During an update on budget preparations Tuesday night, the board heard district recommendations including:A 3 percent across-the-board raise for all salaried employees.Increasing the starting pay for teachers to $57,000 a year. The board recap said the average teacher salary in Texas is currently $47,218.A 4 percent across-the-board raise for all hourly employees.Increasing the district’s minimum hourly wage from $11.21 per hour to $12 per hour.A one-time stipend of $750 paid to all who are employed by ECISD on the first day of school in August 2021.Superintendent Scott Muri noted that four years ago (2017-18) ECISD’s starting teacher salary was $44,500.In previous meetings, the school board expressed that one of its priorities is raises for staff members, particularly hourly employees, the recap said.Chief Financial Officer Deborah Ottmers said funds for all general fund payroll come from the regular general fund operating budget.“We project revenues based on state templates using various factors. Then we project our payroll expenditures by using staffing ratios and a position control system and various other tools,” Ottmers said in an email.“We project our other expenditures as well such as contracted services, supplies … and capital outlay.“Once we have this data summarized, we project how much we can spend on payroll in total and then we can break it down to various raise scenarios. Budgeting is an in-depth process but it helps us know where we can spend our projected funds in the most effective manner,” she said.In other business:Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a memorandum of understanding with the West Texas Food Bank allowing ECISD to donate leftover/excess food items to the food bank during the school year.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve May 11, 2021 as the date the board will canvass the results of the May 1, 2021 election.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve the redesign plans for Noel Elementary, LBJ Elementary, and Wilson & Young Middle School. The plans were presented to the school board the previous week (at the April 13 workshop).The District received a School Action Fund (SAF) grant to provide customized planning and support to improve teaching/learning experiences for students at campuses that expressed interest in change. Leaders involved a broad spectrum of people – district leaders, school leaders, teachers, parents, students and community representatives – in developing plans for all three campuses. The stakeholders expressed their desire for a growth mindset among students and teachers; opportunities for parents to engage with the school; and strong relationships between teachers and parents. Personalized instruction, with a focus on Blended Learning, is a key component of this work. Blended Learning is defined as a student having some control, in some manner, over his or her own learning. The plans also provide for social-emotional support of the whole child – through mental health supports and after-school enrichment opportunities.Trustees voted 7-0 to approve a 2021-22 TEA PreK waiver allowing the district to hire non-certified teachers to serve 3-year-old students who attend PreK at the Odessa YMCA. The YMCA teachers will have a Texas Rising Star certification and will be coached by a certified ECISD curriculum specialist.Trustees received a report on instructional coaching for teacher support and development. A collaborative effort between the Curriculum & Instruction, Leadership, Talent Development, and Instructional Technology departments is creating a more systemic and more targeted approach to developing teachers. The focus of this presentation was the redesigned description of the Campus Instructional Coach and the Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, two positions specifically positioned to support teachers through an Observation-Feedback cycle. While each has a specific job description, together they will provide job-embedded professional development, support for individual teachers, specialized training, and will work collaboratively to develop the whole teacher, the recap said. Research shows instructional coaching has a greater impact on instruction than almost all school-based interventions; and the No. 1 factor that influences student outcomes is the teacher, the recap said.Board Meeting recap 04-20-21 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Board hears raise recommendations Previous articleTeen charged with terrorizing ex-fiancéNext articleMan charged with choking, punching sister Odessa American
Google+ Eircom and other bodies being asked to discuss service provision with Letterkenny Town Council HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Google+ Letterkenny Town Council is seeking meetings with various bodies to discuss the levels of service available in Letterkenny, and what plans are in place to enhance them.Last night, Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh succesfully proposed that Eircom be asked back to the chamber to update members on what plans are there to improve broadband provision in the town and its environs.Cllr Ciaran Brogan also asked that the ESB be invited to the chamber to answer a number of questions.Meanwhile, there’s been no response yet following a decision earlier this year to ask the communications minister and mobile phone operators to discuss roaming charges. Members were told that a letterkenny sent to the minister’s office last month was acknowledged, but no further correspondence has been received.The request followed a Sinn Fein initiative seeking meetings in all border councils to discuss the roaming issue. Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Previous articleUpdate – Mc Conalogue says Kenny and Gilmore must consult with Stormont as A5 upgrade hangs in balanceNext articleWindows broken and graffiti daubed on home of Cllr Ian Mc Garvey News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – April 9, 2013 Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook
Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Sen. Tim Kaine, Amy Klobuchar and Rob Portman (Getty)To combat the affordable housing crisis, three U.S. senators are set to introduce the Housing Supply and Affordability Act.The bipartisan bill would provide $1.5 billion for federal grants to local governments that commit to increase their supply of local housing, to be distributed over the next five years, according to Bloomberg CityLab.“All Americans deserve access to an affordable home, but unfortunately the nationwide housing shortage has created an affordability crisis for far too many,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, said in a statement to Bloomberg CityLab. “These grants will help communities identify their housing challenges, improve affordability and implement unique solutions to expand their housing supply.”Read moreDone deal: Biden signs $1.9T stimulus with billions for real estateRay McGuire draws $1.1M in real estate contributionsBiden to extend foreclosure moratorium, mortgage forbearance Email Address* Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Ohio Senator Rob Portman teamed up with Klobuchar to introduce the bill.President Joe Biden expressed support for such legislation during his campaign. As a result, the bill could make its way into the White House’s $3 trillion infrastructure package, which may include as much as $200 billion for housing infrastructure, including $100 billion for low-income housing.The legislation has the potential to be passed on its own, given its bipartisan support.If passed, Housing Supply and Affordability Act grants would be distributed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which will determine the criteria for scoring applications.[Bloomberg CityLab] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Message* Tags Share via Shortlink DevelopmentPoliticsReal Estate and Politics
Lynne Craytor always expected a family atmosphere when she realized a lifelong dream to open her own pizza shop in Ocean City.What she didn’t anticipate when she opened Cugini Pizza at 1136 Asbury Avenue was such a warm reception from the local business community.Even three months after opening for business (at the location of the former All Natural Pizza), Craytor says she’s still amazed by the support she’s seen from fellow shop owners.“It makes you want to cry,” Craytor said. “You’re not going to find another town that has such deep roots and is so welcoming to a stranger. I think this town should be recognized for that. They want you to succeed.”Craytor left a 28-year career in the corporate world in the Mount Laurel area and arrived in the spring to a cluttered building that hadn’t operated as a business for a year and a half.One of her first customers was from neighboring Maglione General Contractors, and he brought over two window-unit air conditioners at no charge.Folks from A&A Computers (1044 Asbury Avenue) were in the shop. She couldn’t get a new credit-card machine to work. But they could. They helped with a phone line as well. At no charge.Aslam Sheikh of Ocean City Wireless Variety Store (1059 Asbury Avenue) visited and shared good advice for the new venture, Craytor said.“We just want everybody on this block to be successful,” he told her.Other neighbors like Ken Jenkins of the Fractured Prune have been in to share insights and advice, she said.Neighbors gave her paper plates when she ran low, and even rival pizza businesses have helped her out.Still trying to figure out the ebb and flow of business, she said the shop was slammed with customers one evening and ran out of cheese. Mario’s Pizzeria and Restaurant (1510 Bay Avenue) pitched in. Roma Pizza (656 Boardwalk) came to the rescue when she needed boxes on a different occasion.“How many strangers do you think would do that?” Craytor asked.She even praised the parking meter enforcement staff of Ocean City, particularly “Donna,” who customarily pokes her head in the restaurant to remind customers to feed the meters before she writes a ticket.“They say Ocean City is family and friends, and it’s true,” Craytor said. “It’s not just hype.”Cugini serves pizza with a sauce featuring whole ground tomatoes, no salt or sugar, and quality cheese. All dough and ingredients are made fresh every morning. The margherita pizza is a top-seller.The shop was a new favorite of food critic Ed Hitzel and was featured on his show shortly before he died earlier this summer.———CUGINI PIZZA1136 Asbury Avenue609-399-3333cuginipizzaoc.comCredit cards acceptedFree deliveryCustom orders accepted Ken Jones and Lynne Craytor outside the new Cugini Pizza at 1136 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.
The Democratic National Convention came to a dramatic close last night, with thousands of balloons descending on the room in celebration of Hillary Clinton’s nomination for the presidency. With the Clintons on stage, former President Bill Clinton seemed to be enjoying himself quite a lot with the newfound balloon influx on stage.Cue the music! notmkdevo has been on point with his Phish/National Convention mash-ups over the last two weeks, and this new video is no exception. During the 90’s, Phish debuted a concept called the “Big Ball Jam,” where giant inflatable balls were passed out around the crowd. Each ball represented a band member, who would jam along with the motion of the big ball as it was passed around the crowd. With a little editing magic, one of these “Big Ball Jam” tracks makes the perfect audio companion to a montage of Bill Clinton having fun with balloons.Without further ado, here’s the “Big Bill Jam” for you to enjoy. Happy Friday!