ACT election 2020: Labor candidate Brendan Long speaks out on Catholic education funding, school chaplain program | The Canberra Times

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A Labor candidate has expressed his support for boosting funding for Catholic schools and the school chaplain program, speaking out contrary to the party’s official position for the second time within a week. Murrumbidgee candidate Brendan Long sent an email to the Catholic school principals in his electorate to say he found the funding proposal put forward by director of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Ross Fox compelling. “As a parent with five children who’ve gone through Catholic education, I’m concerned the level of funding for systemic Catholic school in Canberra seems to provide lower per capita investment in ACT government than other jurisdictions around the country,” Dr Long told The Canberra Times. “If I’m elected to the ACT Assembly, I will seek to advocate for the Catholic education funding proposal in the

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Amazon funds computer science program, donates $30K in school supplies

Hamilton County Schools’ latest partnership with Amazon will benefit tens of thousands of students, officials said.

The American multinational technology company plans to fund a computer science initiative — influencing more than 21,700 Hamilton County students in 42 elementary schools as part of its Amazon Future Engineer program. Amazon is also working with BootUp , a nonprofit professional development provider helping teachers bridge the equity skill gaps among the students.

The company’s commitment to the school district is part of a $50 million nationwide investment towards STEM education, primarily through the program. The area campuses will join more than 60 high schools and more than 80 elementary schools already participating in the program statewide.

Through a news release, Hamilton County Superintendent Bryan Johnson said the partnership will help the district reach one of its goals of students being prepared for success after graduation. The objective is part of the district’s

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Hassan calls to extend nutrition program for school year | Health

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) is leading 28 of her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fully extend school meal waivers through the end of the 2020-2021 school year so that schools have the flexibility to fully serve students whether or not they are attending school in person.

Hassan and her colleagues initially made this request in July, and the USDA recently announced that it will agree to extend some of the school meal waivers. The USDA extended until the end of the 2020-21 school year waivers that allow parents and guardians to pick up school meals — rather than students themselves — and remove the requirement that school meals be served in group settings. Some waivers have only been extended to the end of the 2020 calendar year, including one that allows school districts a higher level of reimbursement and one that accounts

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4 Tips to Help You Create a Successful Leadership Development Program

Leadership development concept. A magnifying glass focusing on a wooden figure of a person.

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Leadership development concept. A magnifying glass focusing on a wooden figure of a person.

The words “leader” and “manager” are often used interchangeably. But, in a work setting, they have very different meanings.

Management concerns the day-to-day activities of running a team, holding performance reviews, assigning tasks, and overseeing schedules. Leadership is about motivating employees to get the best out of them, getting people to believe in what your team is doing, and achieving results.

Not all leaders are managers, but all managers should be leaders. Yet, when companies appoint managers internally, they often promote people with no leadership skills and don’t offer them training to help get them up to speed. They don’t have a leadership development program to make sure they have leaders of the future ready when existing ones leave.

Overview: What is a leadership development program?

A leadership development program provides training to

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Fastrack Riders Launches Basic Skills Development Program – Roadracing World Magazine

Fastrack Riders launches a Basic Skills Rider Development Program

SAN DIEGO, CA – Fastrack Riders is pleased to announce the kick-off of its Basic Skills Development program that will be held in conjunction with the existing Fastrack Riders track day events at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California. The program is aimed at enhancing riders’ basic skills for street riding, while providing a closed-course area to enhance the new riders skills safely or confidently transition from street riding to entry-level track riding.

“We’ve put together a program that consists of drills that emphasize the right skills for helping the everyday street rider’s confidence in maneuvering their motorcycle safely and effectively. It’s NOT about racing and/or going fast at this stage. It’s about the fundamentals to generate competent street riders or help in the transition step from street riding to track riding,” said Louis Jutras, Fastrack Instructor and USMCA certified coach.

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Katz School of Science and Health Launches Online MS in Cybersecurity Program | Business


The Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University has launched an online Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity that is set to begin classes in January 2021.

Built in the cybersecurity industry hub of New York and taught by a practitioner faculty of experts and innovators, the online MS in Cybersecurity program delivers real-world experience in one of today’s most vital fields. It is designed to prepare students with the technical expertise and decision-making skills to lead as key defenders on the frontlines of today’s digital conflicts.

“The city of New York, its dynamic corporate culture, and its vibrant and rapidly evolving cybersecurity industry inform everything we teach in our cybersecurity program,” said Dr. Paul Russo, vice provost and dean of the Katz School. “We’re delighted to offer this new, high-quality online route to our dynamic education for those outside the bounds of

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UConn Program Joins Technology and Nature to Build Conservation Awareness

For many, spending time outdoors is a chance to escape, reconnect, and relax. A team of conservationists is hoping to elevate the experience even more by creating an interactive and educational story map for visitors of Eastern Connecticut Conservation District’s Milo Appley Conservation Showcase (MACS) in the town of Brooklyn.

Judy Rondeau, Rachael Trowbridge, and Genevieve Rondeau are participating in a Conservation Training Partnership (CTP) program, a part of UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) that pairs high school students with an adult conservation volunteer. NRCA teams work on projects across the state to educate and raise awareness in conservation and environmental concerns. The program includes service learning, so communities and students all benefit from the projects.

Trowbridge and Genevieve Rondeau are both seniors at Lebanon Regional Agricultural Science and Technology Center at Lyman Memorial High School. Both are also interested in pursuing careers in environmental science, so they see

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New Albany to support school feeding program, families in need with pandemic funding | News

NEW ALBANY — Feeding schoolchildren, aiding families with utility bills and assisting local businesses in adapting to the changing marketplace are the three ways the New Albany Redevelopment Commission decided Tuesday to spend some of its federal COVID-19 funding.

New Albany was awarded $396,000 in additional Community Development Block Grant funds. The federal money is designated for COVID-19 expenses, and the commission amended its CDBG plan by a unanimous vote to provide $100,000 to the New Albany Township Trustee’s office, $35,000 for Blessings in a Backpack and to partner with the Purdue University Center for Regional Development on an economic gardening initiative.

Township trustees assist those in need with basic necessities, and New Albany Redevelopment Director Josh Staten said the $100,000 will be earmarked for utility and internet bills. With people working from home and schools using virtual learning, access to internet is important, Staten said, which is why it

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Nonprofits program connects eligible Bexar County residents affected by COVID-19 with in-demand jobs

SAN ANTONIO – Do you need some help finding a job?

Workforce Solutions Alamo, a local nonprofit has partnered with Bexar County to create the Access Career Training and New Opportunities for Work program.

A.C.T. N.O.W. connects eligible Bexar County residents affected by COVID-19 with in-demand jobs and job-training programs within their community, as well as support services such as childcare.

The program will provide help through experienced career counselors who will assess employment barriers and develop a plan to get individuals on a career pathway.


  • If you are a resident of Bexar County, please contact Workforce Solutions Alamo about eligibility. Career counselors will determine your eligibility, and if you are not eligible for this specific program, the group can connect you with other opportunities offered by Workforce Solutions Alamo for training for jobs and careers.
  • If you are a resident of Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes,
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British government announces new job support program but warns not every firm can be saved

  • The Job Support Scheme will directly top up the wages of employees working fewer hours due to suppressed business demand, enabling workers to keep their jobs on shorter hours rather than being made redundant.
  • It will run for six months from November.
  • The government also announced an extension of the 5% VAT rate (a value-added sales tax) until March 31, 2021,

a man wearing a suit and tie: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting on 14 February, 2020.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting on 14 February, 2020.

LONDON — U.K. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a new emergency package of measures to contain unemployment, replacing the country’s furlough scheme which is due to expire next month.


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The Job Support Scheme will directly top up the wages of employees working fewer hours due to suppressed business demand, enabling workers to keep their jobs on shorter hours rather than being made redundant.

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