District gives OK for online charter school

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Online High School is proposed by a firm affiliated with the University of Phoenix. The school is set to start in August. The school missed the district’s November deadline to submit a charter petition, but the board in early May voted 3-2 to change the district’s charter-school policy to allow consideration of late applications under “special circumstances.” Trustee Al Beattie said the charter school will give certain students another educational option and that students will have to comply with all of the district’s graduation requirements, including completing a senior project. “I think this is an opportunity to provide a choice for students in the valley that are currently not participating in the conventional school system,” Beattie said. “There are a number of students who are in some form of home study, possibly supported by a charter school but not one overseen by our district.” Had the district not approved the charter school, Beattie said, it would have been approved by another district with the potential of taking away Antelope Valley students. LANCASTER – Overruling opposition from teachers, Antelope Valley Union High School District trustees have approved an online charter school. The 3-2 vote came on the condition that a suitable memorandum of understanding is developed that will detail how the school will be operated, trustees said. “If the MOU does not hold up, then the board can vote to revoke the approval,” said trustee Ira Simonds, who along with trustee Donita Winn, voted against the charter petition. The split vote came during a special meeting Wednesday, a week after a public hearing in which teachers voiced their opposition to the school. Simonds, a retired district teacher, said he voted against the school because he didn’t feel it would provide a quality education. “Students need to have that one-on-one (teacher connection),” Simonds said. He also noted that the charter school was up against a state deadline Wednesday to qualify for advanced funding from the state. “We voted so they could get state funding,” Simonds said. Winn said going to a regular high school, with its socialization and students working in groups, is part of a complete education. “There are things you get when you learn with other people,” Winn said. “We need to be teaching kids morals and ethics. How do you do that online? I do not feel it’s a full education process.” karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mido: No way to stop miracle man Salah

first_imgMohamed Salah ‘There’s no way to stop Salah’ – Liverpool star branded ‘a miracle’ by Mido Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 19:10 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Mohamed Salah Egypt 2018 Getty Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt World Cup Premier League African All Stars The Egypt international netted 44 times for his club during the 2017-18 campaign and is now readying himself for international duty at World Cup 2018 Mohamed Salah’s development at Liverpool has been “a miracle”, says Mido, with the Egyptian now one of few global superstars that can be considered unplayable on their day.The 25-year-old moved to Anfield from Roma in the summer of 2017 after rebuilding his reputation in Italy following a forgettable stint at Chelsea.Few, however, could have predicted the impact he would make on Merseyside, with a remarkable debut campaign delivering 44 goals and countless individual honours. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Salah’s season did on an injury low in the Champions League final, with an untimely ailment still being worked on ahead of World Cup duty, but he is ready to shoulder the expectations of a nation in Russia and further ehance his standing on the grandest of stages.Mido told The Guardian of an illustrious countryman who has quickly become a national hero in Egypt: “He’s the kind of guy who says: ‘Come on, even if I have the whole nation on my shoulders, I don’t mind that.’“He’s a great guy and I think the way he developed as a person, comparing Salah of Chelsea and Salah of Liverpool, is a miracle.“I saw him at Chelsea and he was a shy boy. I even said on TV that if he keeps that character, unfortunately he will never be a big player, but that his quality can make it to the top.“Three years ago when Liverpool wanted to sign Salah and he went to Chelsea, I went on Twitter and said: ‘Salah is 10 times better than [Raheem] Sterling’, and people laughed at me.“Sterling is a very good player, he’s developed so much under [Pep] Guardiola, but Salah is unbelievable, one of the very few players that if it’s his day, there’s no way to stop him.”Manchester City star Sterling did impress in 2017-18, earning a nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, but Salah topped the England international by some distance as he took the main PFA Player of the Year prize.He is now looking to carry his club form into World Cup 2018, with Egypt still sweating on his fitness ahead of an opening Group A encounter with Uruguay on Friday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more