Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum

first_img Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum SHARE Facebook Twitter Seven Indiana school districts have received $115,000 in grants this year from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program partners with farmers to support rural public school districts with innovative approaches to teaching math and science. Given the technological progress in agriculture over the past 20 years, farmers are very aware of the need for superior math and science education, especially for students in their communities.“The technology involved with farming today is amazing! It would be great if we could capitalize on the excitement of using this technology, by getting kids engaged with math and science and technology in schools,” said Grow Rural Education Advisory Council member Walt Bones, a farmer from South Dakota.Winning districts have designed many innovative programs for use of the grant funds, including LEGO Robotics projects, business and hands-on applications for family and consumer sciences, student-led construction of a greenhouse and a barn on school property, and various technology and science laboratory equipment upgrades.The program starts with farmers, who can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a grant of up to $25,000. Once all of the school district applications are submitted, a panel of math and science teachers reviews each application and selects finalists.  An advisory council, composed of farmer-leaders with an interest in agriculture and education, then selects the winning grant applications from a pool of finalists.Advisory Council member Katie Heger, who farms in North Dakota, had a hand in helping to select this year’s winners.“Kids want to know where they’re headed, so I like projects that connect learning to careers they might be interested in. By making it connect to something that they know, we have a better chance of success,” said Heger.The funding is utilized for math and science projects in grades K-12, to prepare students for a wider range of career prospects in an increasingly technology-driven workforce. The winning schools are following a trend in Indiana to enhance student opportunities for practical application of skills learned in the classroom. All of these projects provide opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to hands-on projects, also allowing students to explore career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math.This program is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which partners with farmers to support education, service organizations and youth in rural America. Visit to see the full list of winners for this year. A sister program, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, is currently in its enrollment period. To sign up, visit Source: Monsanto Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 29, 2014 Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleHoosier Harvest Rolls On Under Sunny Skies Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Prison administration lays complaint against a REN-TV journalist

first_img to go further December 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison administration lays complaint against a REN-TV journalist Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced on 21 May 2005 to nine years in prison for tax fraud. He began a hunger strike last August in solidarity with his former associate Platon Lebedev, who had been sentenced to solitary confinement. News agency Ria Novosti, which is close to the government, had put out a release quoting health bulletins on Khodorkovsky from doctors within the prison. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img News REN-TV presenter Marianna Maximovskaya has had a complaint laid against her by the prison administration after she referred on air to jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s hunger strike in August.The former head of the oil giant Yukos has been in prison since 25 October 2003.“We are baffled by the desire of the Russian authorities to deny a fact that was widely covered by the national and international press”, said Reporters Without Borders.“One might wonder what the prison administration hopes to achieve by demanding a public retraction for something that it is alone in refusing to acknowledge.“This kind of harassment is unacceptable in a country like Russia, which is a member of the G8 and purports to be democratic”, it added. May 27, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Maximovskaya told Reporters Without Borders that she had no idea why the Federal Service for the Execution of punishments (FSIN) had last week lodged a complaint against her and demanded a retraction for something that happened more than three months ago.Le FSIN denies that the Russian billionaire went on hunger strike, arguing that no official sources of the federal service had acknowledged it.The radio Echo of Moscow, the daily Kommersant and the newspaper Izvestia all picked up the report but, strangely, only REN-TV has been taken to task by the prison administration. Maximovskaya does not know what penalty she is at risk of, only that she has to appear before a court in Moscow on 12 January 2006. REN-TV is 70% owned by private companies close to the government since it was taken over in July this year. News anchor Olga Romanova, was forced to resign on 5 December after being taken off air. Three managers, including head of news, Yelena Fedorova then resigned from the company.Reporters Without Borders is concerned at the tightening grip on Russian media and escalating incidents of censorship and harassment brought to bear on the last few journalists who still dare to challenge the official version of events. BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation last_img read more

Longines Global Champions Tour Madrid Confirmed

first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. From May 21-23, 2021, the grass arena of the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid will once again receive the best riders and horses in the world with the arrival of the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Global Champions League. It will be the second leg for the tour in 2021 and the first major outdoor equestrian event of the season in Europe.The Organizing Committee of the event will redouble its efforts to guarantee the health safety of the event. The capacity will be limited to 50% and anti-COVID-19 and anti-EHV protocols will be implemented.It will be the 110th edition of the CSI Madrid, the oldest international sporting event in the capital of Spain. The sports program will distribute close to € 1,000,000 in prizes distributed among the 15 classes. Highlights include the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix on Saturday and the Copa de S.M el Rey Caser Seguros Trophy on Sunday. Tags: show jumping, Longines Global Champions Tour, CSI Madrid, SIGN UP Email*last_img read more

A Live One Performs Prince Jam Tribute Concert With Phish Teases [Watch]

first_imgAustin based Phish tribute band A Live One took a moment to pay tribute to a different artist, none other than Prince. The late artist’s music was on full display at Threadgill’s World Headquarters in Austin, TX, with hundreds of fans on hand for the jam tribute to the Purple One. The band promised the deep cuts, the funk, and the hits, and they certainly delivered, albeit in a unique way.A Live One was joined by a Widespread Panic tribute group called Panic Stricken and members of the Austin jam community, who formed a group called Blouses for the occasion. A Live One’s set featured a number of classic Prince jams, with Phish and Phish-related teases throughout.Among the many highlights was a version of “Cream” that incorporated Ween’s “Roses Are Free,” a song that Phish performed live before Ween ever did! Watch footage below.Check out the full setlist as well, which showcases A Live One’s many Phish teases throughout the performance.Setlist: A Live One’s PURPLE – A Jam Tribute To Prince at Threadgill’s World HQ, Austin, TX – 6/4/16 ControversyLet’s Go CrazyWhen Doves CryDarling NikkiBeautiful OnesI Would Die 4 U7 Cream 1999Purple RainNotes:Darling Nikki contained Grind teaseBeautiful Ones contained Limb by Limb tease7 contained Tweezer teaseCream contained Roses are Free verse during 2nd verse of Cream and Wolfman’s Brother jam during outroGuest vocalist Drew Davis on 1999 and Purple Rain[Photo via Mountain Trout Photography]last_img read more