Many educators across the country are experiencing stagnant wages, slashed advantages, rising class sizes, and fewer assets for their college students. Too many academics need to work second jobs to make ends meet for his or her households. And, far too often, teachers and school personnel should tackle additional duties that go far beyond the classroom. Educators find yourself spending their very own money on college provides, mentoring and training … Read More
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AUSTIN — Any adult in Texas can receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 29, state officials announced Tuesday, a dramatic expansion of eligibility that would make the Lone Star State the largest in the country to open up shots to anyone.
The announcement comes less than two weeks after Texas expanded eligibility to people aged 50 and older and as the state
Ridgway State Park will soon be able to provide a long-sought amenity: a large group campground.
The park was among several to receive part of $20 million general fund money appropriated under the freshly signed Senate Bill 112, a bipartisan stimulus effort aimed at infrastructure projects.
Ridgway’s $1.5 million share will be spent on creating a 15-site RV hookup and 10-site walk-in tent campground will make things easier for those
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials say they are setting fires at about a dozen state parks to reduce the possibility of out-of-control wildfires in the future.
The prescribed burns started earlier this month and will go through the end of spring, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism said in a statement.… Read More
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University sophomore Jasminh Randall, a finance major from Rockford, was planning to spend her spring break in Cancun with her three roommates.
But instead of catching some sun in Mexico, the four of them were playing games on the second floor of the Bone Student Center during the first of two “Personal Well-Being Days” on March 9 and March 10 that ISU substituted for … Read More
For Penn State professor Jadrian Wooten, the popular TV show “Parks and Recreation” is more than a funny show — it’s a tool he uses to educate students.
Wooten, an associate teaching professor of economics, uses popular culture and TV references in his classes to teach his students, which has in turn inspired some to pursue economics.
He said “Parks and Recreation,” his favorite TV show, was ending while he
In March 2020, students’ and teachers’ lives around the world were suddenly impacted in a way nobody could have foreseen.
Approximately one year ago, students were sent home from Penn State for two weeks, which would later turn into the remainder of the spring semester.
With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, education has become reliant on online platforms, and this has proven difficult for teachers and students alike.
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Anti-Putin Campaigners: It’s Time to Sanction the Large Adult Sons of Oligarchs and Cronies
ATTILA KISBENEDEKBack when he was still running Russia’s FSB, Nikolai Patrushev, a longtime Putin crony who now heads the Russian Security Council, famously referred to himself and his colleagues as representatives of the “new nobility.”Nepotism is now breeding a new generation of Russian “nobles,” who are poised to take over the Kremlin upon
PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — People who live in South Dakota would get a head start of two weeks over nonresidents to make camping reservations at state parks and recreation areas, the state House of Representatives said Thursday night.
The 42-28 vote sends HB 1138 to the Senate for consideration.
The state Game, Fish and Parks Department opposes the legislation, making a veto by Governor Kristi Noem more likely. To override
As the first week of in-person classes comes to a close, many Penn State students continue to figure out a routine that will last them through the spring semester.
Some students, like Sam Biederwolf, said the atmosphere started to feel “more normal” than during the remote period since students arrived on campus this week.
“It felt so empty until now,” Biederwolf (sophomore-biomedical engineering) said. “I feel like I’m finally back
Students will not have to make the treacherous journey to Ohio State’s campus Tuesday as snow and ice continue to blanket Central Ohio.
Online and virtual classes will continue as planned and the Columbus campus will remain open, the university announced in a buckeye alert
Reservations for campsites in the Michigan State Parks can be made six-months before the planned arrival date.
MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Camping sites in the Michigan State Park system can be reserved six-months in advance of a planned arrival date. That means many of the most popular state park campgrounds are already filling up for holidays like Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
For that reason DNR Chief of the
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold another special meeting about the U.S. Navy’s request to use some of the state’s parks for special operations training.
Stakeholders are excited about the state Department of Environmental Protection’s plan for the ecological restoration of the Liberty State Park interior.
During a virtual public meeting Thursday, the DEP unveiled a proposal to restore the vegetation and bring back multiple species native to the tidal wetlands, non-tidal wetlands, and uplands that are being added to the 234-acre interior.
DEP Deputy Commissioner Olivia Glenn said she wants “more than anything for
Training for Navy SEALs in state parks was approved by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in a 4-3 vote last week.
The approval amended the Navy’s proposal, reducing available parks for training from 28 to 16. Four of the parks among consideration for use are on the Twin Harbors.
During the meeting, staff introduced an amendment to their recommendations that added more stringent criteria for consideration, and the
State must rethink vax plan
I have read with great interest the opinion piece in The Jersey Journal (“Vaccine rollout a massive failure for seniors”; Jan. 29) and agree with everything written in the article. It was spot on, as were the letters by senior citizens relating the problems in securing an appointment for the vaccine, as I speak from experience.
At the beginning, it was understood the seniors would
SEATTLE – A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams.
The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.
The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 hours at a stretch to enable special operation SEAL teams to make shoreline landings, then conduct surveillance of other military
A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams.
The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.
The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 hours at a stretch to enable special operation SEAL teams to make shoreline landings, then conduct surveillance of other military personnel dressed
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission this week is expected to decide the fate of a Navy proposal to use up to 28 state coastal parks to help train special operations SEALs on how to be undetectable.
The Navy held a five-year permit to use five state parks that expired in 2020, and the state commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to approve a five-year permit for
PEABODY, MA — Gov. Charlie Baker delivered a bit of a pleasant surprise to many affected businesses on Thursday when he announced the statewide 9:30 p.m. business curfew and stay-at-home advisory will end as of 5 a.m. Monday morning.
While the 25 percent capacity restriction remains in place, North Shore restaurant owners and recreation venue managers said it is a welcomed move that will help boost both revenue and spirits