DeKALB – When asked what she did in school this week, DeKalb High School senior Bethany Billips can say she got to talk to a French diplomat in her top-level honors foreign language class. Billips, 18, of Cortland, said she is a dancer and has already made connections between ballet terms and the French translation. She's thought about getting a minor in French while studying elementary education after high school, but for now, she's enjoying how the French program within the foreign language department at DeKalb High School has been growing over the past few years. On top of that, Billips said, it was enlightening to learn how visiting Consul General Guillaume Lacroix represents France within the Midwest and helps facilitate relations between the U.S. and France. "It was just cool to see that he takes care of the French community here," Billips said. "I didn't even realize that there was a big French community here around the Midwest." About a dozen fourth-year French students … [Read more...] about Bienvenue a DeKalb: French diplomat emphasizes importance of languages to DHS teens
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A POSTER in a kindergarten classroom has sparked debate online as it appears to teach students how to prepare for a school shooting - to the tune of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'. The verse was spotted by an eagle-eyed parent in Somervile, Massachusetts, US, who shared it on Twitter. Taking to Twitter, mum Georgy Cohen said: "This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be kindergartener's classroom". The poster read: "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door. Shut the lights off, say no more. "Go behind the desk and hide, wait until it's safe inside. "Lockdown, lockdown, it's all done. Now it's time to have some fun." The tweet, posted on June 6, quickly amassed over 77,000 likes and sparked outrage online. Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said: "Kindergarteners should be learning the alphabet and playing, not practicing lockdown drills. "The fact that a whole generation is growing up this way is an indictment on our Federal Government - and the NRA-bought politicians who still refuse to … [Read more...] about Song teaches US nursery school kids how to survive mass shootings to the tune of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’
depression she had developed over about 15 years involved drilling two holes in the top of a patient’s skull and sliding two low-voltage electrodes deep into the brain until they reached a region known as Brodmann area 25. In a pair of pale pink curves of neural flesh called the subcallosal cingulate, each about the size and shape of a newborn’s crooked finger, area 25 occupies the fingertips. Once in place, the electrodes were wired to a battery pack implanted in the patient’s chest and turned on. Between 2003 and 2006, first at the University of Toronto and then Emory University, Mayberg tried this experimental surgery, called deep brain stimulation (DBS), on 20 people who had been torturously depressed for years despite trying every other possible treatment. Area 25, she believed, was a neural junction box that became hyperactive in depressed people. She designed the experiment to see if the thrum of these DBS devices would calm area 25 and relieve their despair. … [Read more...] about What can be learned when a clinical trial is stopped?
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases Main Meet the Teacher of the Year semifinalists: Aileen Serrano Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:47 PM Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:47 PM EDTUpdated: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:47 AM EDTBy Sabrina Salas MatananeBioE[email protected] Aileen Serano is a kindergarten teacher at Upi Elementary School, "And I've been teaching for eight years," she proudly says. When she looks back on what motivated her to become a teacher, she says, "I was inspired by my kindergarten teacher how ironic I was in kinder and I really enjoyed how my kinder teacher made learning fun and I wanted to inspire others the way she inspired me." What does she love the most in her profession is simple. "I love that I'm … [Read more...] about Meet the Teacher of the Year semifinalists: Aileen Serrano
Thirteen at Columbine. Twenty-six at Sandy Hook. Seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that have come to define school shootings in this country are almost always remembered for the students and educators slain. Death tolls are repeated so often that the numbers and places become permanently linked. What those figures fail to capture, though, is the collateral damage of this uniquely American crisis. Beginning with Columbine in 1999, more than 187,000 students attending at least 193 primary or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours, according to a year-long Washington Post analysis. This means that the number of children who have been shaken by gunfire in the places they go to learn exceeds the population of Eugene, Oregon, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read more Parkland survivor urges using ‘white privilege’ to amplify stories Many are never the same. School shootings … [Read more...] about For survivors of school shootings in America, life is never the same