KET names Distance Learning program manager

Beth Gaunce has been named Distance Learning program manager at KET. KET’s Distance Learning program, which has provided students with access to engaging, standards-based learning since 1989, offers opportunities for students to take classes in subjects that may not otherwise be available in their schools, including courses in Spanish, German, Chinese, Latin, Physics, Economics and Arts & Humanities. Gaunce is the former director of instructional policy and teacher personnel at Middlebury Interactive Languages, a national leader in online foreign language instruction for K-12 students. Gaunce taught Spanish at Lexington’s Sayre…

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Trump names Gen James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as defence secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump has named Gen James Mattis, a former marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as his defence secretary. “He’s our best,” Mr Trump said, as he announced his pick in a speech in Ohio. Gen Mattis, who is known as “Mad Dog”, was an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s Middle East policy, particularly on Iran. He has referred to Iran as “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East”. Who is the ‘warrior monk’ and what are his views? Trump…

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