Shepherd University’s Best Appointed to Statewide Council | journal news

SHEPHERDSTOWN—Dr. Jason Best, Shepherd University professor of astronomy and astrophysics and assistant provost for institutional effectiveness and academic strategic partnerships, has been appointed by Gov. Jim Justice to a four-year term on the West Virginia Science and Research Council. The council provides expertise and policy guidance to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division … Read more

Danske Dandridge, special lesson unveils unique history of local writers from the past | journal news

MARTINSBURG — Caroline “Danske” Bedinger Dandridge, was a poet, horticulturalist, garden writer and amateur historian who lived in West Virginia and wrote several works about the history in the area, gardening and poems. “All of her literary works were inspired by West Virginia,” said Angela Lawrence, WVU Family and Community Development extension agent for Berkeley … Read more

Two United Way of Western Connecticut Employees Recognized as Fairfield County 40 under 40 Awardees

Ashley Gaudiano and Elizabeth Quiñonez receive recognition for their accomplishments by Fairfield County Business Journal United Way of Western Connecticut is thrilled to announce that two members of our team, Ashley Gaudiano and Elizabeth Quiñonez, have been selected as honorees for Fairfield County’s 40 under 40 by Fairfield County Business Journal. Ashley Gaudiano, Vice President … Read more

Teacher Rapid Response Team set up to fill critical shortages in regional Queensland state schools

Teacher shortages in some regional Queensland schools are so dire that a new “flying squad” of metropolitan teachers has been created to fill critical vacancies in classrooms. Key points: The Queensland education department is piloting a Teacher Rapid Response Team to address critical staff shortages in regional state schools Metropolitan teachers will receive incentives to … Read more

Big smiles at NCCC commencement | News, Sports, Jobs

Jessica Kemp, who was the student speaker at North Country Community College’s commencement on Saturday, excitedly shakes hands as she walks up to receive her diploma. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone) SARANAC LAKE — A class of 191 North Country Community College students celebrated earning their degrees on Saturday at the college’s first in-person commencement … Read more

Two vie for one school board seat in Tupper Lake | News, Sports, Jobs

TUPPER LAKE — There are two candidates running for one three-year term on the Tupper Lake Central School District board of education in Tuesday’s election — David Dewyea, who is running for reelection, and Korey Kenniston, who is seeking a seat on the board. Both candidates grew up in Tupper Lake schools, have children in … Read more

DOE: No change to graduation guidance as COVID cases rise | News, Sports, Jobs

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state and in public schools, in-person graduation guidelines have not changed, Hawaii’s top education official indicated on Wednesday. But interim Education Superintendent Keith Hayashi asked for the public’s help to keep the cases down by wearing masks, being vaccinated and “staying home when you are sick,” precautionary … Read more

Four run for Lake Placid school board | News, Sports, Jobs

LAKE PLACID — Four candidates are running for two seats on the Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education in the district’s first contested race in 10 years. Ron Briggs, Beth Brunner, Douglas Lansing and Colleen Skufca are this year’s set of candidates. Current school board president Rick Preston and board member Bryan Liam … Read more

US Department of Education grants loan forgiveness

More then 2,000 borrowers in Indiana Did you know that, since October 2021, the US Department of Education (Department) has approved more than 2,100 borrowers in Indiana for almost $125 million in federal student loan forgiveness based on certain changes the department made to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program? In fact, federal student … Read more

Four candidates up for three seats on Saranac Lake school board | News, Sports, Jobs

SARANAC LAKE — There are four candidates running for three open board of education seats in the Saranac Lake Central School District’s May 17 election — Zachary Randolph, Mark Farmer, Tori Thurston and Paul Herrmann. Randolph and Farmer are incumbent candidates running to keep their seats on the board. Thurston and Herrmann are running to … Read more