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Champlain scholarship aimed at new magnet school students

first_imgA celebration of two new elementary schools focusing on sustainability and the arts in Burlington was highlighted today with the announcement of dual Champlain College scholarships aimed at helping graduates of the magnet schools attend college.The Holly and Bob Miller Magnet School Scholarship for the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes and The Lois McClure Magnet School Scholarship for the Integrated Arts Academy  at H.O. Wheeler were established earlier this year by Champlain College to honor the Millers and Mrs. McClure for their community support of continuing education. The need-based scholarships will provide up to $20,000 a year in tuition expenses for two students who attend Champlain College. The main requirement is attendance at one of the magnet schools for four years, followed by continued education in Burlington School District schools and graduation from Burlington High School (BHS). The first scholarships will be awarded to members of the BHS Class of 2018.“These scholarships, established as part of honoring these three community leaders with honorary degrees from Champlain College in May, reflect their ongoing support for continuing education for Burlington’s young people,” said Champlain College President David Finney. “The magnet school concept for Burlington will help focus students on their interests, improve student and parent engagement in education and ultimately bring socio-economic integration at the two schools.” “We are so appreciative of the incredible community partners that play an integral part of our new magnet programs, and enhance all of our schools.  We are honored that Champlain College has created this new scholarship program that provides a tremendous opportunity for our students,” noted Burlington School Superintendent Jeanne Collins.A magnet school, according to Victor Prussack, coordinator of the Burlington program, is a public school that offers a specialized program and is open to school children from around the city of Burlington. While there are more than 4,000 elementary magnet schools across the country, these are the first such schools in Vermont. “These dynamic alternative schools were created by the Burlington School District to offer options for children and families who seek a unique learning environment.”Students from all over Burlington as enrolled in the Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler and the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes. Students study the same things as all elementary school children, including literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, Spanish and physical education. Special programs at both schools integrate community studies outside the classroom and in partnership with organizations such as Shelburne Farms, Flynn Center, Very Merry Theatre Company.The celebration included a parade of students and teachers from both schools down Church Street Marketplace, led by Sambatucada, to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Vermont. Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca and Burlington School Superintendent Collins welcomed the students, parents and community partners to the event and thanked supporters, partners and funders of the new schools. More information about the magnet school program is available at www.bsdvt.org(link is external) or by contacting Victor Prussak at vprussac@bsdvt.org(link sends e-mail).Champlain College, founded in 1878, offers “Education in Three Dimensions” – a distinctive educational approach to professionally focused majors, developing life skills and leadership based on critical and creative thinking. It has nearly 2,000 campus-based undergraduate students on campus and is ranked in the top tier of Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by 2009 America’s Best Colleges, published by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external). Source: Champlain College. BURLINGTON, Vt., (Sept. 24, 2009) —last_img read more

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Play Offs

first_imgIn two weeks we will know who will have that infamous one-game playoff to move to the next round in the World Series chase.  I like the idea of an expanded playoff, because when you play 162 games and you have one of the top records in baseball, you should be rewarded–especially the way the National League Central has gone this year.  At one point these 3 teams–Pirates, Cardinals, and Reds–had the best 3 records in all of baseball.  However, when you just play one game of  “winner take all”, 162 games seems like a lot of wasted effort.  I know they don’t want to play in November, but there has to be a way of making this first round 2 out of 3 and still getting the rest of the playoff games in.  If you can’t play 7 games in 10 days or less, I think there is something wrong with your training program.  I feel there are too many days off, especially when you get down to the final round.  At least in this system, you do get to decide it on the field playing a contest rather than some arbitrary formula for picking the one team that is going on.  We have seen this too many times in other sports.  Especially by some high school athletic associations.  A few years ago a 10-0 football team in Cincinnati did not make the playoffs because of their weird formula, and a team with a 4-6 record did.  The reason was that the 10-0 team didn’t play a tough enough schedule.  What a crock!  Let’s hope the Reds win this one game if that is the situation they are in and get a chance to redeem last year’s debacle.last_img read more

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Spanish betting operators reach consensus on advertising controls

first_imgShare Spanish online gambling trade association Jdigital has communicated that it has reached consensus amongst its partners, who will adhere to new advertising/marketing ‘control measures’ strengthening its code of conduct.Jdigital’s new provisions have been approved by the DGOJ’s joint committee on gambling standards, conduct and activities, a research body monitoring the behaviour and ethics of licensed gambling enterprises operating across Spain’s autonomous regions.Updating stakeholders, Jdigital details that it new ‘auto-control’ measures will be enforced across TV, radio and digital advertising verticals, within a period of two months.Securing industry-wide consensus, Jdigital sanctions that DGOJ licensed operators will stop all marketing activities which engage ‘active athletes’ to promote gambling services.Supporting self-regulation, all operators will display ‘uniformed messaging’ across their advertising inventory, promoting responsible gambling and under-18 warnings.Spanish licensed operators will no longer be allowed to advertise during daytime broadcasting and will be banned from promoting their services through direct ‘in programme’ advertorials across TV and digital formats.Final measures enforced see all incumbents agree to a ‘€200 limit’ on the promotion of welcome bonuses, and that no under-25s will feature in betting advertisements.“This agreement is the result of a long process of almost a year of work and has been possible thanks to the efforts of all operators,” said JDigital President Mikel López de Torre. “We are very happy to be able to reinforce the message of responsibility with the game that the operators promote since the Law of the Game entered into force in 2012.”Jdigital will enforce its new code of conduct regardless of the Spanish government’s long-awaited judgement on enforcing its drafted ‘Royal Decree’ on gambling advertising standards – which will likely see Spain implement a blanket ban on gambling advertisements.“Gaming companies have always supported the regulatory development, since it is also our objective to guarantee sufficient protection to users, paying special attention to more sensitive groups, such as minors or players who show pathological behaviours,” López de Torre added. Submit Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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