Month: February 2021

Education Services Specialist job with USAJobs

Duties

Summary

About the Position: 99th Readiness Division, Program and Services Branch, Program and Services Division, HRO, Fort Belvoir, VA.
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Responsibilities

  • Ensure all soldiers are knowledgeable of and fully utilize available educational and incentive programs.
  • Establish liaison with colleges, universities and vocational-technical schools to facilitate the acceptance of military training for academic credits.
  • Give periodic group counseling to explain the scope of education programs, benefits, financial aid programs, tuition assistance, VA benefits and eligibility requirements.
  • Provide management and administration of the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) AR 621-5.
  • Prepare and conduct educational briefings for groups
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Tincup Whiskey Doubles Down to Promote Avalanche Education

While this winter is seeing booming sales of backcountry skiing equipment, it’s also one of the deadliest avalanche seasons on record—so far, 31 backcountry travelers have been killed in nine states.



a group of people that are standing in the snow: Bobby L'Heureux splitboarding at Bluebird Backcountry.


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Bobby L’Heureux splitboarding at Bluebird Backcountry.

A whiskey company is doing what it can to help. Like a Saint Bernard coming to the rescue with a barrel attached to its collar, Tincup Whiskey has partnered with the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and Weston Backcountry to increase avalanche education and backcountry safety.



a person standing on top of a snow covered slope: renan osturk tincup skis


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renan osturk tincup skis

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Brown v. Board of Education ruling: What to know

Among the landmark decisions from the Supreme Court, Brown v. Board of Education ranks among the most influential of all time, as it resoundingly declared that “separate… facilities are inherently unequal.”

The unanimous decision was issued on May 17, 1954, and it initiated the process of integration in schools across the country — slow and stuttered as it has been.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021 FOCUSING ON ‘THE FAMILY’ AS A THEME

The decision overturned a policy that had been in place since the end of the 19th century. It was not the definitive end to segregation policies, but Brown v.

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School minister says he ‘trusts the judgement of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

The prime minister visits a school to take part in an online lesson during lockdown (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The prime minister visits a school to take part in an online lesson during lockdown (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The schools minister has said he trusts “the judgement of teachers” amid warnings that the government’s new grading system could undermine the value of qualifications.

The government is expected to task schools with determining pupils’ grades in lieu of exams this year, because of disruption caused by coronavirus.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is to set out further details of the plan in the Commons later on Thursday.

But some experts have warned that the approach could lead to inconsistent outcomes across

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Education officials seek flexibility on student testing

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say they want flexibility in federal testing requirements for students who have been learning remotely during the coronavirus pandemic after the U.S. government denied a blanket waiver.

New Mexico is one of nine states that sought the testing waiver. The U.S. Department of Education said Monday that it would work with states to allow flexibility but stressed the importance of testing to identify and address student needs. It exempted states last spring as the virus took hold and schools turned to virtual teaching.

One area where the New Mexico Public Education

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