Uvalde shooting opens discussion on gun control laws and mental illness – Houston Public Media

Flowers are placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. – The tight-knit Latino community of Uvalde was wracked with grief Wednesday after a teen in body armor marched into the school and killed 19 children and two teachers, in the latest spasm of deadly … Read more

Teacher of the Week: Vanessa Davis, second grade, Arthur Grade School | Education

As she went through school as a child, Arthur Grade School second-grade teacher Vanessa Davis admits she didn’t have all of the necessary strategies and organizational tools she needed to succeed at a high level. She finally learned those skills before returning to school to receive her teaching certificate and master’s degree after running a … 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 of the Week: Stacy Uebelhoer, kindergarten, Middletown Prairie Elementary, Mahomet | Education

Stacy Uebelhoer didn’t know she wanted to be a teacher when she enrolled in Parkland College to study music. Luckily for all the students she’s taught over the course of a 22-year career, she became a nanny and decided she wanted to work with kids. Uebelhoer has taught in Schaumburg, Indianapolis and Urbana in addition … Read more

Teacher unions accuse dept of unilaterally withdrawing incentives policy

Last Friday, the department gazetted its decision to withdraw the policy, which incentivises rural specialist teachers with 10% of their basic salary when entering the profession with a four-year qualification. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga hosted the top achievers at a breakfast session at the Houghton Hotel on 20 January 2021. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey Makhaza/Eyewitness … Read more

University of Idaho Alumni Association Inducts Six Vandals into Alumni Hall of Fame | Idaho

MOSCOW – Over the weekend, the University of Idaho Alumni Association inducted six vandals into its Alumni Hall of Fame. Each of the inductees from 2020, 2021 and 2022 were recognized during the University of Idaho Commencement Ceremony held Saturday in Moscow. The honored alumni included: Richard Swindell ’72; Brian Hill ’65; Charles T Ratcliffe … Read more

Rantoul school’s first career day gets kids thinking about their future | Education

RANTOUL — Some youngsters already know what they want to do for a living. Two dressed as astronauts, and another as a SWAT team member Friday, career day at Broadmeadow Elementary. Most other youngsters have to figure out what their life’s work will be. The Rantoul school’s first career day sought to help give them … Read more

Teacher of the Week: Shaun Billman, sixth-grade math, Mary Miller Junior High, Georgetown | Education

The idea to become a teacher was sparked when Shaun Billman was explaining concepts to his nieces and nephew. Upon encouragement from them, he decided he’d make a career change and dive into teaching math. In his seventh year as a sixth-grade math teacher at Mary Miller Junior High in Georgetown, he still loves the … Read more

County considers ARPA funding for mental health services | News

The Morrison County Board of Commissioners is examining how it can allocate American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds to improve mental health services in the county. During the past two weeks worth of Board planning sessions, Health and Human Services Director Brad Vold, along with supervisors Jeff Bowman and Melanie Erickson, presented options to the … Read more

WEEK AHEAD: May 9-15 | Local

Monday, May 9th Artist Shannon Soldner will be talking about the use of red in painting at 2 pm on Zoom. Register to receive a Zoom link. Join Local Motion and Greenbelt Land Trust for a self-guided happy hour walk along the Hinkson Creek Trail, starting at 4 pm Registration is $15 and required. Tuesday, … Read more