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Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Knowing more about the way they work can teach us about how schools can work, too.
First spotted in 2010, a space rock is zooming toward Earth, making a close pass on Tuesday that will see it fly safely by – about halfway between our planet and the moon.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A judge has ruled Kentucky lawmakers broke the law when they held a private meeting to discuss changes to the state’s public pension system. The House of Representatives held a closed-door meeting in August to discuss the state’s struggling pension plan. Lawmakers justified the private meeting by calling it a gathering… Read More
Doctors are prescribing fewer drugs to children, especially antibiotics. But use of certain drugs, including ADHD medications, has increased.
The Southern Hills Arts Council (SHAC) proudly presents “The Markay Speakeasy,” an evening celebrating the arts on Saturday, May 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with events starting at 7 p.m. This years event is once again being held at The Jackson Area YMCA . There will be an assortment of food and desserts from Tuscany… Read More
It doesn’t just keep them entertained. New research highlights an unexpected positive impact — and also shows that when a parent sings to a child, the parent can benefit, too.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has announced an apprenticeship program for aspiring social workers. Bevin says he believes the program to be just one of a few programs that target social workers. The program began earlier this year for high school students interested in social services careers. Participants must complete 144 hours… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced the creation of an office and advisory committee aimed at helping legal immigrants successfully integrate in the state. The Republican governor says the Office of Opportunities for New Americans and the 12-person New Americans Advisory Committee will help break down state government barriers to finding… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Flags are being lowered throughout West Virginia in honor of peace officers. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Monday ordering U.S. and West Virginia state flags on state-owned facilities be lowered to half-staff today. The flags are to be lowered from dawn to dusk. On Friday, President Donald Trump declared May 15,… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Bureau for Public Health has officially suspended the certification of a harm reduction program following concerns over its needle exchange component. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the agency suspended the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s Harm Reduction Syringe Services Program’s certification following the Friday release of an independent evaluation of the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Documents show the Ohio House speaker who resigned amid an FBI inquiry surrounding his activities spent more than $43,000 on travel expenses last year. The financial disclosure form for ex-GOP Speaker Cliff Rosenberger released Tuesday shows he was reimbursed about $13,000 by his campaign committee and about $11,000 by the campaign… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is announcing an initiative aimed at helping legal immigrants successfully integrate in the state. The Republican governor planned a Tuesday announcement in Columbus. Kasich has taken a conciliatory approach to immigrant issues in the past, joining a bipartisan group of governors calling for the preservation of a… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Internet retail giant Amazon says it plans to build another large distribution center in Ohio.The Columbus Dispatch reports the newest center will employ 1,500 people in the village of West Jefferson, roughly 18 miles (29 kilometers) west of Columbus in Madison County.Officials say the center is expected to open by the… Read More
Opening on May 19, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will showcase some of the most impressive and culturally relevant costumes from films of the past 30 years in their new exhibition “Creating the Illusion,” curated by Paramount Films archivist and former Ohio University Lancaster student Randall Thropp. The exhibition features everything from one of… Read More
Film stars Three-time Obie winner Elizabeth Marvel as Louisa May Alcott and Tony winner and Oscar nominee Jane Alexander as Alcott’s first biographer, Ednah Dow Cheney The film features dialogue taken exclusively from writings or firsthand reports of conversations Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, is an almost universally recognized name. Her… Read More
In an effort to improve assessment practices, a collaboration between 19 different organizations representing educational researchers, educational policy reform advocates, private sector interests, and others, recently released “The Ten Principles for Building a High Quality System of Assessment.” (http://deeperlearning4all.org/10-principles-building-high-quality-system-assessments) A primary objective of the Ten Principles is to improve the ecological validity of assessment practices… Read More