The Findlay Police Department plans to provide its second training session Thursday evening on a safety plan in case of an active shooter in the school. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Middle School cafeteria for an hour-long session, according to the police’s Facebook post. The techniques correspond with a new safety philosophy called A.L.i.C.E. that was taught to the Findlay City School teachers and school administration. Students will receive instruction starting January 2014. Four officers, who have been trained on the safety plan, will present it to the community and answer any of the public’s questions.READ: Scott High School standoff suspect to remain in juvenile jail
By Karen Herzog of the Journal Sentinel Dec. 6, 2013
Sixty-eight percent of the Class of 2012 graduated from Wisconsin colleges and universities with student loan debt, giving the state the dubious distinction of a No. 8 national ranking for percentage of new grads with debt, according to the latest annual state-by-state analysis by the Institute for College Access and Success.
Wisconsin ranked No. 14 for average amount of loan debt: $28,102.
Across the country, loan debt continued to rise last year, climbing to a national average of $29,400.
That’s up almost 10% compared with the $26,600 national average estimate for the Class of 2011. The report is based on estimates from data the federal government collects every four years, plus information that four-year public and private nonprofit colleges voluntarily report in an annual survey by Peterson’s college guide.
LOS ANGELES — Colorado State’s impressive run through the regular season came to a swift end in the NCAA Tournament.
The Rams were stunned Thursday night by Cal State Northridge, which stormed out of the gates, then held off a late rally for a 3-2 opening round-victory at the Galen Center.
It marks just the second time in the past seven seasons the Rams, who finished the year 28-2, failed to reach the second round of the tournament.
CSU’s .933 winning percentage this season was a program record.
Cal State Northridge nearly swept the Rams out of the tournament, winning the first two sets 25-15 and 25-21, respectively.
CSU bounced back in the third set with a 25-13 victory, then cruised to a 25-18 win in the fourth.
But after the two teams were tied 10-10 in the fifth and deciding set, Cal State Northridge closed with a 5-2 run to earn the upset.
The Rams, who were making their 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, dropped to 22-25 in the tournament. T
This week, one of our state PTA leaders contacted the National PTA office to ask for a simple definition of family engagement. This reminded me of one of the biggest challenges in this field: the lack of a common definition. Many people I worked with in the past defined family engagement as how many parents attended school events or volunteered in the school building. This type of “head count parent involvement” used to be the norm. Fortunately, a large body of research has opened our eyes!
We now know that the things families do at home with their children have the biggest impact on how well children do in school. It’s great if families can come to school and participate, and I hope that all of them do, but they can still be engaged even if they don’t. And in this day and age of hectic schedules and multiple jobs, some families can’t! That does
Change is often overrated. We’re programmed to believe that change at work is good, and necessary. But it’s not always true. Change is often difficult, and completely optional. In fact, most people and companies simply aren’t wired to deal with change effectively.
Every person and company has a finite capacity for change—a capacity that change often bumps up against and spills over. In a rush to meet changing market demands and stay on the cutting edge, companies often attempt to take on too much change, which is why many projects fail to finish on time and budget, or to deliver the intended results.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. In this week’s first management tip, we’ll discuss change capacity, and understanding which types of change to initiate or adopt. It’s important to know how to implement change, but that won’t matter unless you have a clear understanding of your capacity for change.