Gobernador Wolf: $10.5 millones para ayudar a los centros de educación profesional y técnica a reanudar su funcionamiento


first_img August 06, 2020 Gobernador Wolf: $10.5 millones para ayudar a los centros de educación profesional y técnica a reanudar su funcionamiento Education,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf está destinando aproximadamente $10.5 millones de dólares a centros de educación profesional y técnica (CTC, por sus siglas en inglés) para ayudarlos a implementar planes de salud pública y seguridad, y a reanudar su funcionamiento. Las subvenciones a los CTC aportan fondos para apoyar la continuidad eficaz de los programas educativos, como programas de verano y otros programas ampliados, y las evaluaciones de las certificaciones de la industria para los alumnos inscritos en los CTC afectados negativamente por las medidas de mitigación de la COVID-19.“Los CTC en Pennsylvania están preparando a los alumnos para ingresar a la fuerza laboral del estado, y nuestras comunidades dependen de que estos alumnos altamente calificados completen su educación y obtengan sus certificaciones”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Los fondos ayudarán a estas instituciones a reanudar la enseñanza de manera segura”.La Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (CARES) autoriza a los gobernadores a determinar el uso educativo de los Fondos de Ayuda Educativa de Emergencia del Gobernador (GEER, por sus siglas en inglés).Las subvenciones se calcularon sobre la base de la fórmula de asignación de las subvenciones federales de Perkins CTC, que toma en cuenta la población de alumnos de 5 a 17 años y el porcentaje de pobreza dentro del mismo grupo de edad. Asimismo, la fórmula incluye un factor para tener en cuenta la matriculación total de alumnos en una entidad educativa local en los programas de educación técnica y profesional.Los fondos GEER pueden usarse para la reapertura segura de las escuelas ante la presencia de la COVID-19. Puede incluir, entre otros, la compra de equipos de protección, desinfectante de manos/productos de limpieza; equipos o tecnologías para compartir las clases que se dictan en las aulas en Internet; instalación de barreras u otros dispositivos de protección en estructuras de edificios; o la compra de aplicaciones de salud para ayudar en el rastreo de contactos y el monitoreo de los alumnos.Los beneficiarios de las subvenciones recibirán una comunicación directa del Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE) con las instrucciones para solicitar la eGrant.“La pandemia de COVID-19 ha afectado a todos los niveles de educación del estado, incluidos los CTC que tienen un mayor nivel de enseñanza práctica”, dijo el Secretario de Educación Pedro A. Rivera. “Muchos de estos alumnos comienzan sus carreras inmediatamente después de graduarse, contribuyendo a las economías de sus comunidades locales y del estado. Es imperativo que mantengamos esta vía disponible para los alumnos”.Desde 2014-15, el número de alumnos de educación profesional y técnica que obtuvieron certificaciones reconocidas por la industria ha aumentado en un 50.1% y el número de certificaciones obtenidas por los alumnos inscritos en los programas CTE ha aumentado en un 43.3%.Hay más de 80 CTC en Pennsylvania que ofrecen una combinación de clases teóricas y enseñanza práctica en programas aprobados por el Departamento de Educación. Miles de alumnos obtienen credenciales o certificaciones en la industria para trabajos locales de alta demanda, por lo que se gradúan en un camino hacia el éxito.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Woman marries her two pet cats


first_imgMailOnline 6 January 2015When Barbarella Buchner split from her partner-of-seven-years, the 48-year-old thought that she would never find love again.But then love struck again, albeit from a very unusual direction. Now Ms Buchner is happily married once more – to her two pet cats.Now the Lanzarote-based web designer says she’s never been happier and is so devoted to her feline husbands, Spider and Lugosi, she has their initials tattooed on her right leg.‘My two cats are my soul mates,’ says Ms Buchner, who is originally from London. ‘They’re the loves of my life.‘Before when I had a human relationship, he’d come home and we’d argue over something or he’d want to chat when I don’t want to chat.‘Lugosi and Spider are different – I’m definitely happily married to them. I’m not alone, I have my cats now. I have no regrets and I don’t care what people say.’http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2898715/Woman-celebrating-decade-marriage-two-pet-CATS-says-never-happier-no-plans-human-husband.htmllast_img read more

Bailey: Slumping Syracuse will need to defy history to make NCAA Tournament run


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 17, 2014 at 12:24 am GREENSBORO, N.C. — Trevor Cooney hunched forward on his stool, answering each question more quietly than the last. Behind him, B.J. Johnson hid in his locker, towel draped over his head as teammates slowly walked by to check who was under it.The “3 2 1” posters that hung between each locker, representing the victories needed to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, were left unmarked.The scene played on for about 20 minutes after Syracuse was upset by North Carolina State in the quarterfinals Friday — the low point for a team that only weeks ago was riding the best start in program history.But head coach Jim Boeheim took a different stance. The same one he has through the Orange’s 2-5 slide leading into the NCAA Tournament.“I’m not concerned about our team,” Boeheim said. “I think we played well all year. I think we struggle shooting it. I think that’s pretty well documented. But in spite of that, we won 27 games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“And I believe that we’ll be a very good Tournament team.”No. 3-seed Syracuse (27-5, 14-4 ACC) will begin its NCAA Tournament against No. 14-seed Western Michigan (23-9, 14-4 Mid-American) in Buffalo on Thursday at approximately 2:45 p.m. Disastrous finish considered, the Orange still won more games than 95.4 percent of Division-I teams. Its zone defense is still one of the most effective in the country and its lineup still boasts two potential NBA Draft lottery picks in Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant.But does that make it a team fit to make a deep run in the Big Dance?Some argue experience and guard play makes an elite contender in March (the Orange has that). Others push for defense and rebounding (those come and go for SU). Others still emphasize late-game efficiency (what is that again?).But if history tells us anything, momentum is the most important factor.No team to lose its first conference tournament game has ever won the NCAA Tournament. And no team to even make the Final Four in the last five years has entered the tournament slumping this poorly.“On any given night, we could lose to any team,” SU point guard Tyler Ennis said, “but we could also beat any team. We’ve just got to get our confidence back.”Offensively, the Orange has turned from a balanced and powerful unit to a group of players running very predictable sets.The double-baseline screens that used to free Cooney aren’t connecting on defenders. The isolation plays that C.J. Fair relied on to burn defenders earlier in the season are leading to air balls and turnovers. And the post moves Rakeem Christmas flashed at times through the year have disappeared.In the team’s first 25 games, it shot 45.4 percent from the field. In its last seven, it’s shot 38.2 percent. And its leading scorer, Fair, has shot just 36 percent in the team’s five losses. He shot 3-of-16, making just one non-dunk, in SU’s loss to the Wolfpack.“Every game I take the normal shots I usually take,” Fair said. “And today was one of those nights where I couldn’t really get going.”To make the Final Four run that Fair targeted last week, the Orange can’t afford another dud from its star senior.Especially because while SU is backing into the Big Dance, its regional foes are not. No. 6-seed and potential Round of 32 opponent Ohio State won three straight before nearly upsetting Michigan in the Big 10 tournament. No. 2-seed Kansas could be getting Joel Embiid back for the Sweet 16. And No. 1-seed Florida and No. 4-seed UCLA, the likely Elite Eight matchup, are coming off conference tournament championships.“The season’s not over,” SU guard Michael Gbinije said, “and that’s something that us as players realized and coach just said. We have more games ahead of us.”The Orange has all the pieces to turn it around. The same players that went 25-0 are still here and healthy for the most part.But right now Syracuse is not a good Tournament team. And unless something changes, the season could be over as soon as this weekend.Stephen Bailey is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at sebail01@syr.edu or on Twitter at @Stephen_Bailey1 Commentslast_img read more