How to sign up for Mike Rowe’s trade scholarship

If you or someone you know is interested in a job in the trades — such as plumbing, electrical work or welding — former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe is offering a scholarship program through his charitable foundation that will offer money for skilled jobs training. This is the fifth year in a row that the organization has offered its Work Ethic Scholarship, which is taking applications through June 4. The amount awarded has not been specified in terms of dollars, but the organization refers to it as a “pile of money” and, in a video announcing…

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Carmel Schools says it won’t make contentious high-ability changes next year

Update, April 9, 2018: Carmel Clay Schools announced Monday night it will not change its high-ability program next school year. Administrators also cancelled a series of informational parent meetings on the topic scheduled for this week, according to an email sent to parents. Instead, the district will conduct a “comprehensive survey in the coming weeks” to gather parents’ thoughts and questions. The notice clarifies an earlier message sent to parents on March 31 which said the switch to cluster grouping, originally planned for the fall, was “temporarily postponed.” Earlier: Carmel Schools should…

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Social Media Scare for Many ‘C.H.S.’ Schools

SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A threatening photo posted on social media put school districts all across the country on alert, including a high school in Columbia County. Although the threat was very real, it wasn’t actually a threat for the school in our area. The principal of Central Columbia High School in South Centre Township became aware of a threatening social media post that targeted a school with the initials “C.H.S.” School officials and local and state police responded, and students were put on lockdown for almost two hours…

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Schools ‘to drop gathering nationality data’

Campaigners said schools should not be asking about pupils’ nationality Privacy campaigners say the Department for Education is to drop the controversial requirement for schools in England to collect data about pupils’ nationality. The Against Borders for Children protest group had warned the information could be used to check on the immigration status of pupils. Campaigners hailed it as a “victory” after a boycott and legal challenges. The Department for Education would not confirm reports of the policy change. A report in Schools Week says schools will be told in the next…

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Iker Casillas’ 1000th match of career ends on dismal note as Porto suffer defeat at Belenenses

Lisbon: Iconic Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas played the 1000th match of his career on Monday as Portuguese title contenders Porto suffered a damaging 2-0 defeat at Belenenses. File image of Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. AFP Casillas was making his 108th appearance for Porto, having previously turned out 725 times with boyhood club Real Madrid while earning 167 caps for Spain. He captained his country to their first World Cup title in 2010 as well as consecutive European Championships, in 2008 and 2012. The 36-year-old broke through into the Real first…

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HCL launches career training programme for women

An intensive class-room training course to refresh their skills. CHENNAI: HCL Technologies has launched a career training programme titled ‘íBelieve’ to help women who have taken a career break to re-ignite their IT career and refresh their skills. After the programme, based on the experience and skill sets, they will be placed in jobs at HCL. “With the women’s second career programme, HCL wants to offer a chance to these women to pick up their career from where they left off. We believe that the zeal to do well and…

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When ideas get visibility: a career in storytelling

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, why pursue a career in storytelling or directing? Storytellers and directors develop a craft that goes even deeper than the movies, TV shows, and media we see; they develop important skills applicable to any industry. Here are six: Unique understanding of human nature Simplicity, as it relates to the human experience, is at the root of any good story, and we all know that stories help us connect to the simple, powerful parts of our humanity that make life worthwhile.…

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