School district uses COVID relief funds to address learning loss | Local News

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Over $43 million in COVID relief funds were used to address “learning loss” within local schools, Colquitt County School District officials said Friday. According to a recent Capitol Beat article, Georgia schools have used nearly 90% of $6 billion in federal COVID relief funds that were distributed to districts across the state … Read more

Higher education officials look to funding, support services to close the training gap

Closing the gap between Texas’ growing need for skilled workers and potential workers’ need for training will take new approaches in areas such as community college funding and support services for students, according to workforce and higher education officials gathered in Waco on Thursday. A panel convened by the news organization The Texas Tribune to … Read more

China is using Big Tech — so why is the west targeting Musk’s Twitter? | Columnists

This week, the Chinese government activated its vast censorship apparatus to prevent dissemination of news regarding thousands of citizens taking to the streets to protest the CCP’s zero-COVID lockdowns. China has developed the world’s most sophisticated and invasive surveillance scheme: According to The Wall Street Journal, police have been dispersing to the site of protests … Read more

Ben Shapiro: China is using Big Tech — So why is it the West targeting Musk’s Twitter? | Columns

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Saving Money on College Application Costs | Lifestyle

It’s no secret that the college application process can get expensive fast. Admissions experts usually recommend students apply to anywhere between five and eight colleges, but some students apply to 10 or more! And most colleges charge an application fee—so that money really starts to add up. Luckily, there’s something your high schooler can get … Read more

Teachers, parents give input as FCPS superintendent crafts recommended budget | Public K-12

Frederick County Public Schools employees and parents on Wednesday night made suggestions in a virtual forum to Superintendent Cheryl Dyson, who has about a month left to craft her first recommended budget. Dyson, who began her tenure July 1 and is the first new leader FCPS has had in more than a decade, said she … Read more

Opinion: Big tech uses journalism; big tech should pay for it | News

The powers that Google and Facebook have over economic and political power in society—especially over the news industry—has caught the attention of lawmakers in Washington, DC. After a close election and many worries about the quality of public debate, many ask if social media has played a role in the misinformation that erodes our free … Read more

Ivy Tech celebrates new chancellor | News

Members of the Ivy Tech Logansport community gathered together Tuesday evening to welcome Ethan Heicher as the new chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Service Area. Heicher had been serving as interim chancellor for the past 10 months after former chancellor Dean McCurdy became the Ivy Tech Community College provost. Heicher said the appointment felt natural, … Read more

Looking back: 120 years ago: Electric streetlights coming soon | Jordan

123 years ago: Week of November. 23, 1899 Curious facts about our calendar. No century can begin on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. It’s the same calendar every 20 years. November, February and March begin on the same days as due October, January, April and July and September as December. May, June and August always begin … Read more

Tips to help Pennsylvanians avoid falling victim to charity scams | News

HARRISBURG — With many people planning charitable giving this time of year, the Pennsylvania Department of State offers tips and best practices to help consumers make sure their contributions are going to legitimate charitable organizations and causes. “The holiday season brings out the spirit of giving, and it is important for Pennsylvanians to give responsibly,” … Read more