HOUGHTON — BHK Great Explorations celebrated their Lights on After School Rally Thursday at Houghton Elementary.
They were among 7,500 other schools across the nation that are joining together to promote after school and summer programs.
The program also wants to inspire kids to learn along with keeping them safe and healthy.
“It helps them feel like they have a place where they belong after school and they have opportunities to build those relationships with one another, and so we really feel like that opportunity is our biggest impact,” said Program Director, Traci Clanaugh.
The after school and summer program began eight years ago in Houghton County, and they offer students tutoring and homework help.
To get better scores on the ACT Science Test, you’ll need to become an expert at understanding the three question types: Data Interpretation, Research Summaries, and Conflicting Viewpoints. You will not, however, need to gain any science background or significantly increase your Science knowledge. According to the Official ACT website: “Advanced knowledge in these subjects is not required, but background knowledge acquired in general, introductory science courses is needed to answer some of the questions.”
Similar to the Biology and Chemistry passages, the Physics passages tests what you can do rather than what you already know and if you’ve taken any Science classes in high school, then you will likely already be familiar with most of the scientific vocabulary the ACT Science Test uses.
Try this ACT science practice question.
This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of Nature.
Youre welcome to interpret the theme in any way that you wish as it is relevant to where you live but Im expecting to potentially see some wildlife shots, landscapes, photos from backyards, perhaps some macro shots of flowers and insects, shots from the beach, weather related shots and more (there really is HEAPS of scope on this theme).
Once youve taken your Golden Hour Images choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or .
Also dont forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Golden Hour challenge where there were some great shots submitted.
While the future configuration of the Big East football conference had been an ongoing debate since the announcement last month that Syracuse and Pittsburgh were leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East’s spot as a conference with an automatic bid is secure through at least the 2013 season and probably through the 2015 season.
“”There’s been a lot of talk about the Big East losing its bid,” said one highly placed college official with knowledge of the BCS requirements.”But as long as the conference exsists in football l the contract is iron clad for two years and there is also a two-year grace period (an NCAA rule) which extends it through the 2015 season. .
The BCS will soon begin discussions of a new contract which would start in the 2014 season.
Entering the phlebotomy industry you can reap major benefits as hospitals and health care facilities, including clinical laboratories and research centers require phlebotomists, of course those who are well trained and can perform all the required tasks. A sampler should be trained and specialized in drawing blood from a patient and analyzing the sample as well. You may think this is the work of nurses under the orders of doctors, but it’s not like that really. Nurses can perform this task, but the overall responsibility is given to someone in the department of blood and it is the role of a phlebotomy technicians.
If you are wondering how to get a degree, or how to be enrolled in such a program if you have an existing job in the health care industry itself, there is good news for you. Online phlebotomist classes are the ones you can refer to, and you can look through the brochures on all universities and organizations that provide certification and training and guidelines for this particular type of work. Read more…
Michael Drake, director of the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Lab and head of a NASA space mission to sample an asteroid and return a sample to Earth by 2023, died Wednesday.
He was 65.
Drake, a geologist and planetary scientist, spent most of his career at the University of Arizona, where he earned a reputation as a “star” in the field of cosmochemistry, said Joaquin Ruiz, dean of the College of Science.
“He was a great guy,” said Ruiz. “His students loved him, his colleagues have loved him and he was a lot of fun to be with.”
Ruiz said Drake was a guiding force in the university’s Phoenix Mars Lander mission before landing the NASA grant for the asteroid rendezvous.
He continued to chalk up accomplishments, said Ruiz, even after an illness last year that led to a liver transplant.
“The man was ill. He was running th
Education reform has really focused on improving the quality of education for our most disadvantaged students. This focus is not entirely without reason, since large, urban school districts serving low-income students are clearly dysfunctional.
But this nearly exclusive focus on improving the education of the poor has concealed the sub-par education being provided in many of our most affluent school districts. As the new article Josh McGee and I wrote for Education Next shows, suburban public school districts may look good when compared against their urban neighbors, but when compared with students in 25 other developed countries many affluent suburbs barely keep pace. That is, our best is often mediocre.
If the children of affluent suburbanites want to maintain their parents’ high standard of living, they need to be performing near the top relative to student overseas with whom they now have to compete for high-paying jobs in an increasingly globalized economy. Doi