Students at Utah Connections Academy, a full-time. tuition-free online public school, enjoyed a field trip to Hogle Zoo on October 31, 2019. They donned their favorite costumes and connected with fellow classmates while viewing all of the animals and fun the zoo has to offer. Utah Connections Academy (UCA) virtual school offers field trips throughout the year that are both educational and fun. UCA offers many ways for virtual school students to meet other UCA families and learn through field trips like this one, online school clubs, talent networks, and special school events. These socialization opportunities give students a chance to explore the world around them and form friendships with other students in our school community. They also help students gain social confidence, learn teamwork, and develop leadership and communication skills. UCA students are connected to a community. They meet regularly in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare … [Read more...] about Utah Connections Academy Students Enjoy Field Trip to Hogle Zoo
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Photo: Izabela Habur/Getty Images On an icy Sunday in February, 2014, I drove to Shoreham, Vermont, a rural town a few miles southwest of Middlebury. A recent nor’easter had buried the quiet valley in snow. I was going to see Crawford Blagden, the teacher who had been named as a perpetrator by several female students in the wake of the first exposé of widespread sexual abuse at Horace Mann. My stomach tightened when I saw the name BLAGDEN on a black postbox in front of a typical rustic Vermont home. A few cars were parked in various levels of snow. Blagden arrived at Horace Mann in 1980 after several short high-school teaching stints and a job in admissions at Columbia University, where, for three dollars an hour, he would interview prospective students. He’d been driving a cab in Boston for four years when Horace Mann’s headmaster, Michael Lacopo, invited him to join the English faculty. The two had met a few years earlier when both were working toward a … [Read more...] about Confronting a Horace Mann Teacher Who Abused His Students
From left: Elijah Goodwin, 10, Angel Herrera-Sanchez, 9, Jose Verastagui, 10, Manuel Mendez, 9, and Devilyn Bolyard, 9, are headed to the VEX IQ worldwide robotics competition, which starts Sunday in Louisville. The five fourth-graders are members of the Panther Bots at Pleasant Run Elementary School in Indianapolis. less From left: Elijah Goodwin, 10, Angel Herrera-Sanchez, 9, Jose Verastagui, 10, Manuel Mendez, 9, and Devilyn Bolyard, 9, are headed to the VEX IQ worldwide robotics competition, which starts Sunday in ... more Photo: Lisa Hopper/The Washington Post Photo: Lisa Hopper/The Washington Post Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 From left: Elijah Goodwin, 10, Angel Herrera-Sanchez, 9, Jose Verastagui, 10, Manuel Mendez, 9, and Devilyn Bolyard, 9, are headed to the VEX IQ … [Read more...] about These robotics students were told ‘to go back to Mexico.’ The taunt only fueled their success.
close Video A doctor’s race against time to find a cure to his rare disease Dr. David Fajgenbaum was a third-year medical student when he suddenly fell ill and was diagnosed with Castleman disease. Determined not to give up on life, the doctor relapsed four times before he took it upon himself to find a cure for his disease. Fajgenbaum sits down with Fox News’ Dr. Manny Alvarez to talk about his miraculous journey of survival. An otherwise healthy medical student wasn’t going to let a rare disease stop him from living life to the fullest. Dr. David Fajgenbaum was in his third year of medical school when he got so sick he had to be hospitalized for five months. Doctors told him his liver, kidney and other organs were shutting down. At 25 years old, Fajgenbaum was diagnosed with Castleman disease, a condition that acts like a cross between cancer and an autoimmune disorder. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) there are about … [Read more...] about Medical student with rare disease finds possible cure from studying his own blood samples
Four men have been indicted by a Wilson County grand jury in the sexual-assault and bullying case that ripped apart a small town in Texas more than two years ago, officials confirmed to The Daily Beast on Monday. The scandal—which involved the alleged sexual abuse of at least 10 victims by varsity athletes in the football, baseball, and basketball programs—roiled the 1,200-person town of La Vernia, a bedroom community about 30 miles outside of San Antonio. Alejandro Ibarra, Dustin Norman, Colton Weidner, and Christian “Brock” Roberts—all 20 years old—were each indicted Friday on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, said a spokesperson for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office. Officials said they were not yet able to provide more details about the indictments. Norman, Weidner, Roberts, and Ibarra were among the 13 students who were arrested in March 2017 and accused of sodomizing younger teammates with flashlights, baseball … [Read more...] about Four Former La Vernia Students Indicted in Texas Town’s High-School Mass Rape Case