SRP celebrates Page and St. Johns teachers by awarding teacher learning grants | Education

Destiny Viator

PHOENIX — The new school year means more money for teachers and students in the Page and St. Johns areas. They have new tools to help them learn more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) thanks to SRP Learning Grants for Teachers. The grant program provides funding for teachers to develop programs that give students cutting-edge, hands-on learning tools and experiences in STEM-related fields.

Salt River Project annually contributes more than $1.3 million to education initiatives, grants and partnerships and provides free training and resources to educators throughout the state. To learn more about SRP Grants for Teachers and get grant-writing tips, visit www.srpnet.com/education.

Page Unified School District $12,500

The Page Unified School District is filled with bright-minded learners. The district now has a gifted program that will put brand new educational materials to good use. Teachers will use SRP funding for computer science curriculum that teaches students robotic’s

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New UW dining hall restrictions raise food accessibility concerns for off-campus students | Higher education

Destiny Viator

Food assistance resources

ON CAMPUS

The Open Seat: Students can fill out a form to request pickup for a prepackaged food box at Union South near the hotel entrance off Dayton Street. Submit your order by Thursday for a pickup the following Tuesday.

The Keep Food Pantry: The Keep is in the basement of Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave. Hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Bring your student ID.

F.H. King’s Harvest Handouts: F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture runs a 1-acre plot of land where members grow and harvest organic produce. They give away the produce each week throughout the growing season. Their Harvest Handouts are at noon Tuesdays outside Union South.

ON BUS ROUTE

Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St.: Daily free meals are distributed to go from the CMC parking lot 4 to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to noon on weekends. Food

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CCSD to seek state funds to ensure internet connectivity for students

Destiny Viator

The Clark County School District will seek state funding next year to provide internet connectivity for all students in order to sustain the programs the district has established during distance learning.

The school board voted Thursday to prioritize two proposed bills at the next session of the state Legislature: one on internet connectivity and another on removing unfunded mandates such as the civics exam.

Trustees described internet connectivity as both a timely initiative and one that needed to be sustained beyond the one-time cash infusion from the federal CARES Act that allowed the district to provide internet hot spots and subscriptions to qualifying families.

“We have to find a way to support that once these CARES dollars disappear,” Board President Lola Brooks said.

To choose its two bills, trustees had to turn down other possible initiatives, including one to add more mental health professionals to schools and another to change

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How students and teachers are responding to the challenge

Destiny Viator



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Calls to suspend the academic year continued to dominate social media after students and teachers shared stories of their struggles amid the implementation of the new distance or blended learning system.

The petition through the hashtag #AcademicFreezeNOW had been the subject of dissent since the start of the strict lockdown measures last March.

However, with the decisions of the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education to pursue resumption of classes amid the pandemic, youth groups, students and concerned Filipinos stood by their positions to suspend them, citing economic and health concerns to the students and the teachers.

Colleges and universities have started their school year last August 24, whereas primary and secondary schools will reopen on October 5.

Online posts with the hashtag started to gain traction on Thursday, September 3 and then topped the trends list across Facebook and Twitter on Friday,

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