Ritz In Franklin County During Controversial Wednesday

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first_imgSuperintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz was at the Schilling Center in Brookville Wednesday.State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz (D) was in Brookville Wednesday night.Sponsored by the Franklin and Fayette county Democratic parties, Ritz spoke about her vision for education, her plan for assessing students and her current controversy involving Gov. Mike Pence.Ritz has remained in the headlines recently due to an ongoing conflict with Pence after he created the Center for Education and Career Innovation, which is a board using money from the Department of Education, Ritz’s budget.According to the Brookville American-Democrat, Ritz said the board is made up of board members from her predecessor Tony Bennett, and the board is to oversee her work.She said a motion at a Wednesday meeting in Indianapolis to allow the other board to create expert advice on academic standards for math and language arts was improper against Indiana Code so she declared it out of order and abruptly adjourned the meeting.Ritz’s visit to Franklin County wasn’t completely surrounded by controversial topics, as according to the Brookville newspaper, she began by thanking democrats and educators for their attendance.She talked first about building an educational system that can be used by educators and students using resources that are readily available. The goal of the system is to have equity and high quality. Ritz formed an Outreach program. This consists of 13 coordinators. Within this program, there are 12 partners. One of the partners is United Way. Partners such as United Way know how to access the resources needed by students and educators.The Brookville American-Democrat reported that Ritz used an example of a student named Johnny not going to school. If groups are already working with families and those groups know that Johnny is not showing up to school, they do not have to wait for school to initiate the program to work on getting Johnny back in school. She said that could be expanded so that administrators, teachers and others do not have to spend time finding and orchestrating resources. Instead, they are already activated.Next she talked about the assessing of students. She said with the No Child Left Behind program under the Bush administration teachers were forced to teach fifth graders on the fifth grade level even if students were not able to read or if they could read at the ninth grade level. And now with their pay being based on assessments on how their students test scores are improving on ISTEPs on that fifth grade levels the same thing is happening.Instead, she said the students should be assessed on individual achievement.It is still a work in progress but basically it is Do Not Pass, Pass and Pass Plus system. Within those basic categories, they will be broken up into other categories. Ritz said each student will have reasonable expectations on improvements they can make in one year’s time and then the teacher can be assessed on that growth or lack of growth of each individual student.Read more about Glenda Ritz’s visit to Franklin County in the Brookville American- Democrat.last_img read more


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first_imgLIME SPRINGS — The Iowa Economic Development Authority has approved state incentives for a Howard County beef processing facility. IEDA spokeswoman Jacque Matsen says tax incentives have been approved for Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs.  “This is a locally sourced state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Lime Springs. It was previously called Lime Springs Beef and now is changing to Upper Iowa Beef as they look to expand their production capacity,” Matsen says.  She says they want to dramatically increase their production. “They’ve been very successful in their first couple of years of operation and now are looking to add additional square footage onto their existing facility — which will mean they will be able to increase their processing capacity from about 500 head to about 15-hundred head per week,” Matsen explains. The additional capacity will require them to hire more workers. “It’s a total of 75 additional jobs in the community, and it’s an also nearly seven-million dollar capital investment going into the Lime Springs area,” Matsen says. Twenty of the new jobs will have a wage of nearly 22 dollars-an-hour.last_img read more


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first_imgMesut Ozil and his bride Amine Gulse stood next to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan during the wedding ceremony in Istanbul.Istanbul, Turkey | AFP |  Former German international football Mesut Ozil was married in Istanbul on Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his best man.The 30-year-old Ozil, who has Turkish family roots, sparked controversy last year when he was photographed with Erdogan, raising questions about the footballer’s loyalty to Germany on the eve of their disastrous 2018 World Cup campaign.The Turkish leader arrived in the early evening for Friday’s ceremony at a luxury hotel on the banks of the Bosphorus to see the former Arsenal midfielder marry his fiancee, former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse.A smiling Erdogan and his wife Emine were seen standing next to the young couple as their marriage was formalised.After 92 appearances for Germany, including a key role in the 2014 World Cup victory, Ozil suddenly quit the national squad last July, accusing German football officials of racism.Ozil announced in March that he had asked Erdogan to be his best man.German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff was part of a chorus of criticism of the invitation.Helge Braun, a CDU told the Bild newspaper then that it “makes one sad” that Ozil would make a such a move despite having already been sharply criticised by the German public over his first meeting with Erdogan. Ozil has dated Gulse since 2017 and the couple announced their engagement in June 2018.The footballer, a third-generation German, whipped up a political storm when he was pictured alongside Erdogan last May.Criticism intensified after the red-faced defending champions crashed out of the first round of the World Cup in Russia.In the wake of the World Cup fiasco, Ozil announced his resignation from the national squad, saying: “I am German when we win, an immigrant when we lose”.Erdogan often attends marriages in Turkey of celebrities, whom he particularly seeks out during election campaigns.His presence at Ozil’s marriage comes ahead of a mayoral election in Istanbul on June 23, required after the original voting in March was annulled following a narrow victory for the main opposition Republican People’s Party.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


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first_imgImage Courtesy: Cricket TimesAdvertisement South Africa skipper Faf Du Plessis stuck by his words and brought out a proxy captain in a bid to change his luck. Prior to this Du Plessis had lost seven consecutive away tosses.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Cricket TimesAttempting to avoid a whitewash, Du Plessis brought out Temba Bavuma with him in the middle for the toss. The skipper had earlier claimed that winning the toss is essential in the subcontinent.The tactic, however, did not work as India once again managed to win the toss and elected to bat first. Watch the incident below:Advertisement View this post on InstagramAdvertisement A proxy Captain? 🤔🤔 #TeamIndia win the toss & bat first #INDvSA @paytmA post shared by Team India (@indiancricketteam) on Oct 18, 2019 at 8:50pm PDTThe result of the toss brought in a barrage of laughter in the middle amongst the captains, presenter Murali Kartik and match referee Richie Richardson.Speaking right after the toss, Du Plessis said that it just isn’t meant to be while adding that the surface is the driest of all the pitches played out so far. He added:“It shows that it isn’t meant to be (about using Bavuma as a proxy skipper for luck). Important toss as this looks the driest surface of the series. It’s about the first innings really and we need to put runs on the board when we bat. Meanwhile, Kohli announced a debut for local boy Shahbaz Nadeem. As of writing, the teams are out for lunch after a gripping session’s play.Read Also:Sourav Ganguly outlines his plans for Indian cricket as he takes over as BCCI head honchoBrian Lara: India now a force to be reckoned with anywhere in the world! Advertisementlast_img read more