With the weather warming up, spring and summer football events are just around the corner. Soon, this blog will cycle through an absurd amount of words breaking down the 2013 season.
With that in mind, lets begin to look toward this fall. Below is a list of highlight films from players throughout Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Some youll know; some you wont. But when better to start learning the names youll need to know than now?
If youd like to see your highlights or your sons or your players or your friends, etc. featured here, shoot me an e-mail with the athletes name, school, position(s) and a link to the video. I will add it to the list.
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Jon Forrest (pictured above), New Rochelle, RB/LB:
An unprecedented study just released by researchers from the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Social Services Research (CSSR) and with funding from the Stuart Foundation, validates that students in foster care struggle even more with academic success in comparison to peers with similar disadvantages. The report confirms that foster youth are among the most vulnerable students, with high rates of school failure, high-school drop-out and low enrollment in college. The new study is the first time longitudinal data on foster youth education outcomes have been compared to other at-risk student populations tracking more than 11,000 high school students over five school years.
Phillips noted, “The Foster Youth Transitions study is an important step in furthering knowledge about foster youth, high school and college outcomes, and highlights important characteristics that shape foster youth education performance.” He stressed that, “Being able to combine historically separate databases was instrumental in the success of this study.”
In 2010 AB12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act was signed into law, providing support for foster youth until the age of 21. The IEBC
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AURORA, Colo.—A seventh-grader from Aurora represented Colorado in the final round of the National Geographic Bee on Wednesday.
Pranit Nanda (PRAN’-it nahn-dah) was one of 10 students from across the country who competed in Wednesday’s event in Washington, D.C. Twelve-year-old Sathwik Karnik of Plainville, Mass., won the contest.
Pranit is 13-year-old who attends Aurora Quest K-8 School.
The competition was moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and will be broadcast Thursday on the National Geographic Channel.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
POULSBO — The North Kitsap School Board agreed Thursday to reduce district teaching staff the equivalent of 27.3 employees.
The district plans call for cuts across most programs. Parents and students engaged in the district’s music and American Sign Language courses were out in force at Thursday’s meeting to plead for those programs.
The district’s two high schools will no longer offer German classes. ASL will be offered at Kingston High, but not North Kitsap High. North Kitsap will lose two class periods of band and choir, but the marching band program won’t be cut.
The district anticipates the equivalent of 18.7 employees will resign or retire, leaving 8.6 staff positions that will be laid off or reduced.
Board members said the budget picture could change once the Legislature passes a budget during the upcoming special session, but layoff notices have to be out by May 15 so affected teachers can look elsewhere for work if they need to.
The Northwestern Foundation is accepting nominations through June 30 for the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award, named for Donovan Reichenberger, former Northwestern faculty member and current Northwestern Foundation trustee.
Nominations for the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award are now being accepted through June 30.
Established in 2010 by the Northwestern Foundation, the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award recognizes the private fundraising efforts of Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty and staff. Named for Reichenberger and his example of generosity and fundraising service, the award honors an individual who seeks to further the mission and vision of the university, allowing continued prosperity during a critical time of diminishing state support.
The public may submit nominations of Northwestern faculty or staff for the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award to Skeeter Bird, Northwestern Foundation CEO, on or before the June 30 deadline. F
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