A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It As urban education landscapes grow more complex, families need help making sense of their public school options, both district and charter. To assist with this process, some cities have launched unified enrollment systems, providing a common timeline for procedures, common application materials, centralized mechanisms to match students to schools, and comprehensive information systems that explain the process and list participating schools. Roughly half a dozen cities have unified their enrollment systems and continue to refine them, with others starting to follow their lead This guide helps city education leaders better understand the benefits and costs of a fully unified enrollment system. It…
Why Moving to the City Was Good for My Mental Health
"I can control my level of stimulation and interaction on a daily basis."
If You've Never Stayed At A Bed And Breakfast, Here's What You're Missing Out On
Planning a getaway? Before you start checking the rates at the most popular hotel in town, we have a different idea for you: a bed and breakfast. That's ...
Advice to a young scientist
May. 12, 2015 , 3:30 PM BILBAO, SPAIN—In these days of increased competition and uncertain career prospects in academia, it is easy for young scientists to forget why they do science in the first place. But too much career anxiety can backfire, put young scientists at risk of losing the fun of science, and harm their chances of success. “Today, in contrast to our days, [young investigators] must be continuously justifying what they do. They find themselves under a great pressure, and I believe that this isn’t good for creativity, which is the essence of the scientific activity,” condensed matter physicist Pedro Miguel Echenique of the University of the Basque Country (UPV), told the audience of…
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dairy Farms?
Pause a moment to take our quiz to find out how much you know about dairy farms.
The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become One
by Nancy Maass Kinnally Dressed in the gray Banana Republic suit she’d originally picked out for her first day at the firm, Audrey Pumariega, 27, stood to address the judge The pearls her aunt had given her as a graduation gift felt comforting. She’d put them on that morning, imagining they would make her look more lawyerly. Just months into the practice of law, Pumariega was in court on a client’s behalf for the first time. In order to prepare her to present the motion to dismiss in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, two of the partners in her firm, Ann St. Peter-Griffith and Marcos Daniel Jiménez, had run Pumariega through a mock oral argument. Now, apart from the judge, opposing counsel, the court reporter, and a clerk, St. Peter-Griffith was the only other…
How to Microwave Scrambled Eggs
Microwave scrambled eggs are perfect for rushed mornings. Check out this quick and simple guide for how to microwave scrambled eggs from the Incredible Egg.
Water table continues to decline
The water table beneath five of the counties served by the Plainview Herald declined an average 0.85 foot during the past year, according to measurements by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District.