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Education Co. Okays Holden Bill to Provide Underrepresented High Schoolers with Access to AP Courses

first_imgGovernment Education Co. Okays Holden Bill to Provide Underrepresented High Schoolers with Access to AP Courses Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 11:18 am Business News It’s no secret that California is facing a serious shortfall of college-educated workers in the coming decades, especially in the areas of science, engineering, technology and math. That’s why Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has joined with the College Board to target high-performing high school students from underserved communities.Holden’s legislation (AB 1970) to establish a grant program encouraging school districts to provide more Advanced Placement classes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) has been approved in the Assembly Education Committee.“AP classes provide a cost-effective way for high school students to obtain college-level coursework. It’s widely believed that students who take AP classes are much more likely to perform well and complete a bachelor’s degree in four years,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “And, more and more, a college degree – especially in science, math and technology – provides opportunities in today’s economy.”AB 1940 creates a pilot program beginning next January to provide 90 high schools with financial support and incentives they need to expand access to rigorous coursework for students who have demonstrated they are ready.“The College Board supports Assemblymember Holden’s legislation, AB 1940, to expand access to Advanced Placement STEM courses,” testified Government Relations Director Laura Rodriguez. “Data shows that students who took AP math and science exams were more likely than non-AP students to earn degrees in physical science, engineering and life science disciplines — the fields leading to some of the careers essential for America’s future prosperity.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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STRANGE: Euthanasia debate linked to ‘putting animal down’

first_imgEuthanasia: How is it done, and what’s it like putting down something you’ve vowed to care for?Stuff co.nz 5 April 2017Family First Comment: Supporters of euthanasia compare euthanasia to putting animals down (which the SPCA probably does every day, including mongrel or aggressive dogs), but… “Questions over whether pets would need to be euthanased as frequently if quality palliative care existed, were incomparable to a subsidised public health system, she said.”Exactly. Comparing apples with oranges. #rejectassistedsuicideIt’s not uncommon for a distraught a pet owner, standing by Rover as he’s put down in a veterinary clinic, to lament “I wish we could have done this to Grandma,” MPs investigating euthanasia have been told.Parliament’s Health Select Committee is nearing the end of its inquiry into euthanasia, and its MPs requested for specific evidence to be given on the mechanics of the process by leading veterinarians and an anaesthetist.While they had sat through months of public submission hearings on the moral, legal and ethical points around euthanasia, little evidence had been given on the process itself and what it felt like for the clinician performing it.Dean of Massey University’s Veterinary School Jenny Weston said it was difficult to draw too many parallels between animals and humans, but few vets would prefer to prolong suffering rather than put an animal down.As a profession, we don’t have a compulsory requirement for a debrief as there are in other professions – where you can go and unburden your soul about what might be troubling you.“I think there would be almost no veterinarians, who when there is a sick animal that’s in pain, and there is no treatment available, would have any concerns about it,” she said.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/91236530/euthanasia-how-is-it-done-and-whats-it-like-putting-down-something-youve-vowed-to-care-forKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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TENNIS : Syracuse tennis takes major step toward postseason with victory over No. 25 Yale

first_img Comments Published on February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img After defeating Annie Sullivan, Alessondra Parra immediately hustled to join her teammates at the other end of Drumlins Tennis Center. Only one match was still in play.That final match against Yale would decide whether Parra would realize the biggest victory of her Syracuse career.So when Aleah Marrow finally outlasted her opponent and threw her racket up in jubilation, Parra and the rest of the Orange rushed to the court. After almost an hour of watching from the sidelines, the emotion needed to be released.‘Trying to cheer your teammates on, it’s so much more stressful than actually playing,’ Parra said. ‘You’re on the edge, and you almost want to push them through the finish line.’With Marrow’s win, Syracuse knocked off No. 25 Yale 4-3 in a match that Parra immediately dubbed her biggest win ‘without a doubt.’ For Parra and fellow senior Emily Harman, the victory reflected four years of dedication and constant improvement. For the team, though, the win over Yale established SU’s belief that it has the potential to compete with the elite programs in the nation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe magnitude of the match was clear as Parra beamed after the match, talking about the win with a big smile on her face.‘This says that our hard work over the past few years has paid off,’ Parra said. ‘We won because of our hard work, and this shows that we have a solid and good team.’Head coach Luke Jensen decided to put Parra and Harman at No. 1 doubles Sunday, two days after Parra sat out of doubles for Friday’s match against William and Mary. The seniors took the opportunity to show the rest of their teammates that Yale was beatable, which they hoped would set the tone for the match.Before the match, Parra and Harman discussed their notes and prepared a game plan revolving around mistake-free play. They wanted to go into the match knowing exactly what they needed to do to emerge victorious, Parra said.Then they went out and won 8-3 against the No. 27 nationally ranked duo of Hanna Yu and Vicky Brook.‘It felt good to execute what we had strategized earlier,’ Parra said. ‘It was a very clean match, and we didn’t have that many errors.’Even though Yale won the other two doubles matches to earn the first point, the seniors’ efforts proved the Orange could compete with the Bulldogs. They continued the momentum by proceeding to win their respective singles matches. Harman took down Yale No. 1 Elizabeth Epstein 6-1, 7-5, while Parra defeated Sullivan 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in a second set tiebreaker.Harman went into the match wanting to set the tone early with energy and passion. With that mentality, Harman said the Bulldogs would know they were in for a challenge.‘Parra and I really wanted to roll out as captains and show them who’s boss,’ Harman said. ‘I think we surprised them. I don’t think they expected us to come out with that much fire.’Aside from improving to 8-4, the win could end up being much more meaningful for the Orange. The NCAA tournament selection committee notices wins over ranked teams, important for Syracuse considering Jensen’s goal of winning a national championship.The victory will only help the program strengthen its position in the country, Jensen said.‘It helps us recruit better, and it helps us establish ourselves with our hard work,’ Jensen said.Tension was present throughout the entire building, as evidenced by frequent confusion regarding line calls in Marrow’s deciding match. When a match means so much to a program’s foundation, Jensen said that pressure is bound to rise.But the tension didn’t bring the Orange down.At the end, Harman and Parra were able to enjoy this program-defining victory with their teammates. Harman feels that Sunday’s performance shows the younger players they have the ability to succeed on the big stage‘I hope that as an older and more experienced part, I can set the tone where they can expect that for themselves, where they don’t have to look for anything,’ Harman said. ‘These are the types of matches we can look back to and draw upon when we’re in the bigger moments.’[email protected]last_img read more