The Tennessee Historical Commission today announced the addition of four properties to the National Register of Historic Places. They include a 20th century school, a 19th century church and two houses associated with country music. “Tennessee’s unique heritage is exemplified by these recent National Register nominations. Ranging from a historic rural school to two Davidson county houses closely associated with iconic country music stars, the listed properties depict the diversity of the state’s history,” said Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer Patrick McIntyre. The sites recently added to the National Register of Historic Places are: Oak Grove School (Sharps Chapel – Union County) Located at the intersection of Oak Grove and Brantley Roads, the Oak Grove School is important for its design and for its role in education in the community of Sharps Chapel. The school was built in 1934-1935 using the 1924 plan book from the … [Read more...] about 4 Tennessee Sites Added To National Register Of Historic Places
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The University of Manchester in England. (iStock) Hold your applause, please. That's the new rule for some events at the University in Manchester in the U.K. after the students' union voted to replace clapping with its sign language equivalent, popularly known as "jazz hands." In its motion, the union stated that "loud noises, including whooping and traditional applause, can pose an issue for students with disabilities such as anxiety or sensory issues." The motion also noted that the National Union of Students, the umbrella organization of higher and further education unions in the United Kingdom, has been using British Sign Language clapping (the official term for "jazz hands") since 2015. The Guardian newspaper also reported that the University of Manchester union resolved to "swap audible clapping out for BSL clapping at [student union] events in order to make them more accessible" and to "encourage student groups and societies to do the same, and to include BSL clapping as … [Read more...] about University students reject clapping at events in favor of ‘jazz hands’
Jerod MacDonald-Evoy and Lily Altavena Arizona Republic Published 2:02 p.m. UTC Aug 14, 2018 The stakes are high at Christa Mussi's job. She's Dobson High School's first line of defense in helping students with social and emotional problems. She's their cruise director come college application season. She's the gatekeeper when someone wants to change classes. And with hundreds of students on her roster — with the goal of seeing 20 a day — her workload is colossal. Mussi is one of six school counselors, called student advisers in Mesa Public Schools, serving Dobson's more than 2,300 students. Arizona worst in nation Arizona's student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the nation, averaging 903 students to every one counselor in public schools in the 2015-16 school year, according to data from the American School Counselor Association. Arizona held a 743-1 ratio a decade ago, but … [Read more...] about Counselor crisis: Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S.
Marina Pitofsky USA TODAY Published 6:57 p.m. UTC Jun 22, 2018 The University of Exeter apologized after its career services center sent an email to staff and students that included a quote from Nazi general Erwin Rommel on June 4. The email, which was meant to inspire students to explore career options, included the Rommel quote, "One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles," according to the Falmouth Anchor, the University of Exeter's student newspaper. Rommel, who was also known as "Desert Fox," was a general in World War II who commanded Adolf Hitler’s army in North Africa. A spokesman from Exeter University, which has campuses in Devon and Falmouth, England, apologized and said including the quote was a mistake. "This was a genuine error and in no way intentional, however we apologize unreservedly for any offense it may have caused, and have put additional processes in place to ensure this … [Read more...] about University apologizes for sending quote from Nazi general to students
Nazi war general, Erwin Rommel, right, with Adolf Hitler. (AP) A university in England apologized after a quote from a Nazi war general was used to inspire students. Careers services at the University of Exeter quoted Erwin Rommel, a World War II Nazi general known as “Desert Fox,” in an email blast to staff and students with a scenic sunset background, Sky News reported. The controversial email quoted the senior member of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi war machine as saying: “One cannot permit unique opportunities to slip by for the sake of trifles.” The National Union of Students said in a statement that Jewish students have been feeling “increasingly unsafe” at universities, and often avoid applying to certain campuses due to “fears of anti-Semitism.” “Exeter must take appropriate action to rectify the damage caused and provide sufficient reassurances that something like this will never happen again,” the group … [Read more...] about University apologizes for using Nazi general’s quote to motivate students