A coalition calling for $80 million in new state funding for recruiting and retaining more teachers of color in Minnesota is disappointed in the the level of support lawmakers are offering this year to address the longstanding issue. None of the initial budget proposals unveiled at the Capitol this session — in the DFL-controlled House, the GOP-controlled Senate or by Gov. Tim Walz — meets the lofty spending target supported by the Coalition for Increasing Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers, a local group focused on “the lack of racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity” in Minnesota’s teaching ranks. The House DFL budget, HF 2400, gets closest, dedicating $37 million over the next two years to new and existing programs. Gov. Tim Walz included $16 million in his budget for 2020-21. The Senate did not include any new funding for the programs outlined in SF 1012, the Senate version of the bill that includes the coalition’s priorities, the … [Read more...] about A lot of Minnesota lawmakers agree on the need to recruit and retain teachers of color. There’s a lot less agreement on how much the state should spend on it.
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U.S. Russia investigation Politics U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has been a lawyer, mom, and for almost a decade presided in the nation's capital as a surgical adjudicator. On Wednesday, the Obama-appointee’s chambers will hold a nation in suspense until her gavel slams inmate Paul John Manafort’s fate. And, following controversial events in Alexandra, Virginia, last week, the spotlight is on Jackson like never before. Manafort originally agreed a plea deal with the prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller for committing decades of bank and tax schemes, hiding his riches, lying to officials and meddling with court witnesses. Except he broke it for “making false statements to the government and the grand jury," according to the government’s sentencing memo. Manafort already knows Jackson well. It was Judge Jackson who had initially granted Manafort house arrest while he professed his innocence on charges that he conspired against the U.S. But … [Read more...] about Who Is Judge Amy Berman Jackson and How Much Time Will She Add to Paul Manafort’s Prison Sentence?
Steve Pokin Springfield News-Leader Published 11:00 PM EST Nov 23, 2018 Answer Man: Drury University alumnus Bob Barker has donated millions to Drury for its animal studies program. As I understand it, the program is only an academic minor with only a handful of students. How much has he given and how does Bob’s money get spent? — a reader who asked that his name not be used because he works at Drury Mike Brothers, spokesman for Drury, gathered the following information about Barker, who hosted "The Price is Right" for 35 years and is a 1947 graduate of what was then Drury College. It is now Drury University. Barker has donated $3.1 million to Drury since 2008 to create and support Drury’s animal studies program, which is formally called the Drury University Forum on Animal Rights. All of that money goes to the animal studies program, including an endowed professorship in animal studies, Brothers tells me via email. Barker, 95 next month, has … [Read more...] about How much money has Bob Barker given to Drury, how is it spent?
If you have questions about a new state law that allows you to roll units in the state’s prepaid college tuition plan over to a college savings plan, you’re certainly not alone. Wait times to talk to a representative with the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) plan are running an hour or more, as the state agency that manages the plan fields questions from parent investors. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking: You have until Sept. 12 to make investment changes. Below, we’re listing the six most commonly asked questions (and answers) which GET customer-service staff find themselves answering about the rollover. In addition, two GET representatives will hold a webinar Wednesday on Facebook, and live events are planned for later in the month (although nothing in the Puget Sound area has been scheduled yet). Education Lab is a Seattle Times project that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. It is produced in partnership … [Read more...] about Six questions about the GET rollover, answered
EAST BOOTHBAY — As time machines go, Nichole Price’s conjures up more of a plumbing experiment than a steampunk Hollywood vision of, say, H.G. Wells’ words. But in the bowels of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, she’s working on a plan to send Bangs Island mussels into the future. It’s a tough future, specifically one in which the chemistry of the ocean is changing so rapidly – warming and becoming far more acidic – that some species face extinction, and species that humans rely on for food, and their livelihood, are in jeopardy.Price, a benthic marine ecologist and senior research scientist at Bigelow, is the director of the Center for Venture Research for Seafood Solutions. The work she’s doing this summer is the continuation of her research on how kelp farms might help mussels fight the negative impacts of ocean acidification. As global carbon dioxide production has continued to climb over the last century-plus, it’s had an … [Read more...] about Bigelow Lab’s ‘time machine’ aims to find out how shellfish will fare in the future