Category: School

Which Vermont school district is getting four electric school buses

One Chittenden County school district will be rolling cleaner this year with four new electric school buses.

The South Burlington School District will start the school year with two electric buses and will receive two more later on.

“We are excited to be able to offer our students the opportunity to ride on emissions-free transportation for the first time in our District’s history,” said Communications Coordinator Corey Burdick in a statement for the South Burlington School District. “This initiative furthers the district’s goals around climate change mitigation and is in alignment with the ways we have been partnering with the city on renewable energy.”

Vermont has been systematically swapping out gas-guzzling buses for battery-powered ones a few at a time. South Burlington joins several districts across the state that have received electric school buses.

During the 2021 school year, the Champlain Valley School District which serves Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St.

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‘Are We the Problem?’ The New Dean of Columbia J-School Wrestles With Its Place in the Industry

An MS in journalism from Columbia — all told a nine and a half month program — costs an estimated $121,290. Depending on where you’re looking, a journalist with a master’s degree makes on average between $36,000 and $58,000 after graduating. Columbia can offer generous aid packages (73 percent of those who applied for scholarship aid received funding and the median award is approximately $40,000), but its students are also regularly drowning in debt. For many young people with journalistic aspirations, the training that Columbia provides is a luxury they literally cannot afford.

Cobb is all too aware of the problem. He told me that he regularly hears from students who have always dreamed of becoming journalists but now worry about how they’ll pay for school or how much of a burden their debt will be. “It’s not a novel idea that we need to find some other way for

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NYC parents want principal Claire Lowenstein ousted from Manhattan School for Children

A group of Upper West Side families are renewing a years-long campaign to oust the principal of their children’s public school, saying her administration has driven out dozens of teachers and students.

More than 100 parents signed onto a letter this summer to replace embattled Manhattan School for Children principal Claire Lowenstein, who The Post reported in November was hit with her second no-confidence vote in just two years.

“We are a large coalition of concerned PS 333/MSC parents who are working to make sure our school is once again a warm, supportive environment,” reads the letter, obtained by The Post.

“We do not think this is possible with the current principal.”

The families allege that Lowenstein has “sullied” the school’s reputation in the neighborhood and among prospective staff. They accuse her administration of “actively hostile” relationships with parents of special education students, and of “documented racism.”

Dozens of teachers

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Instead of religion in schools, educators should focus on learning


The latest US Supreme Court decision on school prayer takes me back to a crisp fall afternoon in 1961. I was in the stands with my friends nervously watching our Hillsdale High School football team of San Mateo, Calif., on the edge of defeat in the championship game against famously tough Capuchino High School of San Bruno.

There was just a minute left in the game. We led by five points, but the ball was on our 5-yard line.

Hillsdale’s 25-year-old coach exchanged a look with defensive captain Bob Christopherson. It was time for a team prayer, an idea that offended my religious sensibility. The liberal Protestant church I attended frowned on seeking divine assistance in such circumstances.

Nobody kneeling for that prayer can remember exactly what was said, but afterward the Capuchino ball carrier was tackled short of the goal line. We won 12-7.

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Riverland Hills Church, Apostles Motorcycle Club pray for schools

A motorcycle group partnered with a local Irmo church for a day of prayer ahead of school.

IRMO, SC — Riverland Hills Baptist Church held a back-to-school prayer ride on Saturday. The church partnered with the Apostles Motorcycle Club to pray over several schools across the Midlands.

The group made six stops. The first was at Mid-Carolina High School at 8:45 am. From there the riders made their way to Chapin High School, Spring Hill High School, Dutch Fork High School, and Irmo High School. The final stop was Riverland Hills Church where the group prayed over Ben Lippen High School.

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Mike Millington first started this prayer ride four years ago. He said the idea was to get out ahead of tragedy and put a prayer of protection over schools.

“The main focus was just

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You may qualify for free or lower cost internet

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The school year is just around the corner, and local organizations in Springfield are stepping up to ensure you have what you need.

Saturday, the Springfield Dream Center held a back-to-school carnival to help out families in the area.

“We have a back to school outfits for 400 students that are pre-registered, so they get a shirt, pants, socks, undies, and a backpack,” said Jody Dow, Executive Director. “We plan for food for 800 to 1000 people, and if I had to guess, I’m gonna say we’re gonna go through everything.”

Internet at home is essential during the school year, and the Affordable Care Act can help you get lower costs or even free internet if you qualify, which was one of the many services at the event.

“One of our community partners that we have today is Xtreme which is through media com, and they

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