Category: Education Foundation

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk’s Mars quest

It all started with the dream of growing a rose on Mars.

That vision, Elon Musk’s vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now, those rockets will launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the International Space Station — the first time a for-profit company will carry astronauts into the cosmos.

It’s a milestone in the effort to commercialize space. But for Musk’s company, SpaceX, it’s also the latest milestone in a wild ride that began with epic failures and the threat of bankruptcy.

If the company’s eccentric founder and CEO

Read more

Holmdel BOE President Pushes Murphy For In-Person Graduations

HOLMDEL, NJ — On Friday, Vicky Flynn, president of the Holmdel Board of Education — and who is also running for a seat on the Township Committee — wrote a letter to Gov. Murphy, asking him to allow in-person high school graduations.

“Members of our community are requesting that we do whatever we can to advocate in favor of a live graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 and their families,” wrote Flynn in her letter.

“(It’s) unclear why we can go to the beach, but not mark an important event in their family history,” she wrote.

Flynn said she

Read more

Headrick sextuplets from Kansas graduate high school

The town of Norwich, Kansas — population 450 — is about to get even smaller.

Earlier this month, the Headrick sextuplets, whose birth made national headlines in 2002, graduated from Norwich High School, and come fall, the siblings will be heading off in different directions.

It’s understandable that their parents, Sondra and Eldon Headrick, are experiencing a range of emotions.

The Headrick sextuplets at six-months old.Travis Heying of the Wichita Eagle
The Headrick sextuplets posed for cap and gowns photos. Left to right are: Ethan, Grant, Sean, Danielle, Melissa and Jaycie.Travis Heying of the Wichita Eagle

“I can’t

Read more

A Week In Tennessee On A $70,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Today: a school leader who makes $70,000 and spends some of her money on a to-go cocktail.

Occupation: School Leadership
Industry: Education
Age: 30
Location: Tennessee
Salary: $70,000
Net Worth: -$10,000
Debt: $11,000
Pronouns: She/her

Monthly Expenses
Rent: $1,150 (for a one-bedroom apartment where I live alone)
Student Loans: $50 (I have about $2,000 in student loans from undergrad that I’m … Read more

‘World has changed’ and harsh new immigration rules must be rethought, Tory MPs tell Boris Johnson

Conservative MPs have called on Boris Johnson to rethink his harsh new immigration rules, because “the world has changed” with the vital role played by lower-paid migrant staff during the pandemic.

Ahead of the plans reaching the Commons on Monday, former ministers have spoken out about their fears for the NHS and social care, as well as tourism, hospitality and farming – one branding the rules “stupid”.

One Tory MP warned of “very serious consequences” if care homes – where a quarter of Covid-19 deaths have taken place – lose more staff, while a second pointed out that many hospital

Read more