Tags: NULL Share Our latest YouGov/Sunday Times poll of Labour’s leadership election college shows the race is neck and neck. Six weeks ago David Miliband was leading his brother by eight points. Our poll on 7-9 September shows the two brothers are within two points of each other, with Ed Miliband narrowly ahead.YouGov asked people their first preference, their second preference, and then who they would prefer between the two frontrunners. Samples of party members and members of Labour-affiliated trade unions were polled, and MPs’ preferences were based upon research by the website Left Foot Forward.The main movement since July is amongst Trade Unionists. In the Trade Union section of the college there has been a large movement, in July we found a lead of 12 points for David amongst eligible trade unionists. Since then there has been a huge shift, and Ed now leads David in that section by 57 per cent to 43 per cent. At first sight, it would appear that the big trade unions’ endorsements of Ed Miliband had a decisive effect.Putting all three parts of the college together this leaves Ed two points ahead, 51 per cent to 49 per cent. David Miliband is still ahead amongst MPs, but not enough to beat Ed Miliband’s lead among members and trade unionists. A key unknown is turnout, but notably over 40 per cent of those polled said they had already voted, and these respondents were more likely to back Ed Miliband.Amongst both Labour members and trade unionists David Miliband is still seen as the candidate who would be most likely to win the next election, and most likely to make a good Prime Minister. This would suggest that members and trade unionists are backing the candidate best reflecting their views, rather than the candidate they see as most likely to win.Stephan Shakespeare is founder and chief executive of YouGov. Ed Miliband just beating David in Labour race Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 21 September 2010 7:20 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp KCS-content
Year: Argentina CopyConstruction Management:Matías FrazziCollaborators:Ariel Damiani, Javier Antruejo, José Frazzi, MamStructures:Claudio De CaroliElectrical:Fabián González – IsemConstruction:Contratos SeparadosCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess Specs Projects “COPY” Housing 2015 Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianText description provided by the architects. In our spatial searches, mosconi 3 adds to the concepts of open ground floor and permeability between urban and semi-private spaces, experimentation in the succession of spaces and boundaries within 3 functional units that make up the project.Save this picture!Longitudinal Section AARecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinSave this picture!Detail 2Continuity with the street is through am open ground floor on which a series of boxes containing the housing units appear to float: a heavier box that encloses the first two identical floors, and another lighter box off from the previous one with a glazed light transition.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianA prism clad in wood (services container) creates the ground floor access generating the boundary between the semi-public and semi-private space.This same services box is the one that will articulate the different spaces of each floor.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe functional units feature a succession of terraces between environments, a spatial continuity that links the different urban spaces (courtyards) and generate cross ventilation and natural lighting.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianThe structure of the parasol system made of iron and wood, fixed and mobile, is what will limit the entry of light and heat, as well as security and privacy, as a transition element between urban-terrace-private space, which contributes to sustainability, and finishes the volume of the project, closing and intensifying the concrete boxes.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianSave this picture!DrawingSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianProject gallerySee allShow lessOver 30 Countries to Participate in the Inaugural London Design BiennaleArchitecture NewsHarvard GSD Shortlists 4 Architects for 2016 Wheelwright PrizeArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Av. Gral. Mosconi 4340, C1419ESN CABA, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Mosconi 3 Condominium / Frazzi Arquitectos “COPY” Mosconi 3 Condominium / Frazzi ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMosconi 3 Condominium / Frazzi ArquitectosHousing•Buenos Aires, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784496/mosconi-3-condominium-frazzi-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Architects: Frazzi Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian + 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784496/mosconi-3-condominium-frazzi-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeFrazzi ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on March 29, 2016Cite: “Mosconi 3 Condominium / Frazzi Arquitectos” [Condominio Mosconi 3 / Frazzi Arquitectos] 29 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising for the Long Haul (Kim Klein’s Chardon Press) About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Irish fundraising excellence recognised 51 total views, 1 views today The winners were recently announced of the Irish Fundraising Awards organised by direct marketing agency Nexus Direct.The annual awards recognise fundraising excellence across Ireland, showcasing innovation and best practice. The winners in the eight categories were:Best Fundraising Event· Gold – Focus Ireland· Silver – Support Your Local Hospice Movement· Bronze – Cystic Fibrosis IrelandBest Direct Mail Campaign· Gold – Merchants Quay Ireland· Silver – Trócaire· Bronze – DepaulBest Use of Donor Journey· Gold – Dogs Trust· Silver – Sightsavers· Bronze – Multiple Sclerosis IrelandBest Use of Data Insight and Research· Gold – Trócaire· Silver – Support Your Local Hospice MovementBest Use of Digital· Gold – Irish Cancer Society· Silver – Focus Ireland· Bronze – CMRFBest Individual Giving Campaign· Gold – Merchants Quay Ireland· Silver – Concern· Bronze – Dogs TrustMost Innovative Fundraising Campaign· Gold – Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation· Silver – Focus Ireland· Bronze – CMRFFundraiser of the Year · Gold – Colin Skehan, Merchants Quay Ireland· Silver – Ciara Smullen, Sightsavers· Bronze – Shane Finn, SBHI Howard Lake | 10 April 2018 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 52 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Ireland
Oakland, Calif., May 22 — Workers World interviewed Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project and executive director of the California Justice Teams Network, who just announced her candidacy for mayor of Oakland. This is the first time a Black radical leader has run for this post since Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party did in 1973.Workers World: What is it about the political scene in Oakland that makes it the right time for Cat Brooks to run for mayor?Cat Brooks: I think it’s the political scene in Oakland, but also the political scene nationally. We have said as an organization collectively since Trump got elected that there’s a blessing in Trump. It woke people up, it reinvigorated people who are already working, but it also woke up your mainstream, “I work 9 to 5, I’m not a racist, but I don’t do any actual work in the movement, but I consider myself a good person, and I believe in what this country says it’s supposed to be.”[With the election of Trump] that group of people was yanked out of the sleepy reality of America being a democracy for all people. And they want — no, our goals are not the same — things the way they used to be pre-Trump, where they thought everything was okay because Obama was in office. That said, that shifts the conditions because people want to do something, and so what you’re seeing is across the country more left-leaning organizers and activists running and being elected to office.Secondarily, we’ve had four years here, almost, under a neo-liberal mayor, where the unhoused population has exploded. The city says there are 3,000 homeless people, and that’s really closer to 6,000. Massive amounts of Black people have been displaced.You can’t drive down the street without running into a crane because there’s so much development, and I hate the word development, because that sounds like it’s a positive thing. And none of those buildings are targeted to house the folks that need housing the most.Oakland has spent the last however many years giving the city away. And so there are no checks and balances for developers. And the artists who flock here because of cultural diversity, they are being pushed out.There are so many things that are happening that require someone to be inside of that seat, who is going to dramatically shift the city’s priorities and force some very different conversation. We don’t think it should be polite conversation about people sleeping outside, we want to talk about the gross reality about what’s happened in this city and really hold the current mayor accountable for what she’s done.WW: You lead the Anti Police-Terror Project. How does that fit with a mayor who would be in charge of the police?CB: Of course, I’m an abolitionist, I don’t believe that policing can be fixed in this country. I do believe in radical reform on the way to abolition, though. We have to be radically shifting the way we talk about community safety and security while enacting reforms that enforce transparency and accountability, and dramatically decreasing the number of Black and Brown bodies that are falling at the hands of law enforcement.We’ve spent a lot of time saying Defund OPD [Oakland Police Department] by 50 percent. Here in Oakland the police department gets close to 43 percent of the general fund, plus millions in overtime. That’s ludicrous. So what the team is working on right now is figuring out legally what can we do? How much can we divest from law enforcement? What are the resolutions that would have to be passed to be able to divest even more?Where would funding streams come from where we can beta test community safety teams and utilize neighborhoods as testing ground for what it would look like to not call the police in X, Y and Z situations and train people up. What does it look like to invest in prevention rather than criminalization, so all of these after-school programs, and things like “Take Back Our Streets” in East Oakland that are really working with the youth … and the D boys, what does it look like to invest in them?How do we build up the cannabis equity program that we have here so that we can give more licenses to people who have been criminalized for being Black and criminalized for engaging in the sale of marijuana? So it looks like divesting as much as we possibly can within the limits of the law and pushing that limit every single year that I’m in office.WW: You’re talking about doing people’s assemblies around the city. Is that from the Jackson, Miss., model?CB: Yes, I’m in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson). He’ll support and advise the campaign. That said, Oakland and Jackson are two very different places. They’re different in terms of population, of how many Black folks are there, and of what types of industry are there. The plan is to talk to Kali and figure out what is extractable from Jackson into Oakland.WW: What else do you want to tell people about this campaign?CB: We need to, as a movement, be throwing our dollars behind all the grassroots campaigns that are taking place around the country. Whether these people live in your city or not, for those who can, we need to be making donations to the Stacey Abrams [first Black woman to win the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary] campaign, and to John Parker’s campaign [Workers World Party candidate for U.S. Senate in California on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket].We need to be supporting these campaigns whether they directly impact us or not, because they do. Because the more of us that are in office, the more of us there are for us to bang from both sides of the system. The second thing is that this campaign is different in that we are truly building our platform in partnership with the community.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
“We condemn this misuse of the European Union’s new data protection provisions with the aim of intimidating investigative reporters and violating the confidentiality of their sources,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. November 14, 2018 Romania tries to use GDPR to force journalists to reveal sources Romania is ranked 44th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. © Puiu Alexandru RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeInternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment to go further News November 23, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation News May 26, 2021 Find out more RSF is also surprised by the speed with which Romania’s Data Protection Authority wrote to RISE Project after it posted the articles on Facebook. This agency normally takes several months to respond to complaints by Romanian citizens, according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which consulted specialized lawyers. Follow the news on Romania As grounds for issuing this order, the letter cited the GDPR, otherwise known as EU Directive 2016/679, which took effect on 25 May. News RSF_en Reacting to this misuse of the GDPR on 12 November, European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said Romania had to make exceptions for the media. “It is of upmost importance that Romanian authorities implement that obligation in national law, to provide exemptions and derogations to protect journalist sources, in particular, from the powers of the data protection authority,” he said. Compliance with this recommendation is all the more essential since Romania is due to take over the EU rotating presidency on 1 January This alleged scandal is said to involve senior Romanian politicians, including Liviu Dragnea, the president of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD), and Tel Drum SA, a construction company already implicated in another case. The same massive corruption scandal was the subject of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova’s last broadcast on the Bulgarian TV channel TVN before her brutal murder on 6 October. Receive email alerts “The GDPR is meant to give Europeans more control over their personal data and the way companies use their data. It is definitely not intended to prevent journalists from publishing information in the public interest.” Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources CorruptionOrganized crimeInternetEconomic pressureJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information The articles to which the letter referred were published by RISE Project in the course of the investigation it has been conducting jointly with the Bulgarian investigative website Bivol into the alleged embezzlement of around 21 million euros in EU funds. When Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007, they were placed under a mechanism that allows the European Commission to monitor the pace of their judicial reforms and efforts to combat corruption. In this mechanism’s latest report, published yesterday, the Commission again called on Romania to “combat corruption” – the subject that investigative journalists find hardest to cover. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Romania’s Data Protection Authority toimmediately cease its alarming attempts to use the European Union’s General DataProtection Regulation (GDPR) to violate the confidentiality of the sources of investigativejournalists. December 2, 2020 Find out more In a letter received from the Data Protection Authority on 9 November, the Romanian investigative news website RISE Project was told it could be fined up to 20 million euros if it failed to reveal the sources for the “personal data” in a series of Facebook articles and all other information related to these articles.
NewsSocietyVideoListen: Limerick Post Podcast – Daniel Butler is fulfilling his political destinyBy Cian Reinhardt – January 16, 2019 987 Previous articleColourful makeover for city rehab unitNext articleScrambler bikes used to vandalise soccer pitch Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast TAGSInterviewLimerick CitypodcastWeAreLimerick Treaty Talk EP138: Billy Lee’s footballers seek promotion spot with both Camogie sides and Ladies Footballers in action Advertisement Print Twitter Treaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars Special Linkedin Limerick Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler.Photo: Liam BurkeFIVE years as a city councillor but a lifetime in politics, Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler was destined for life as a public representative mainly because of the influence of his father Richard, a former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council.In fact, his first term in local government came about when he was co-opted to take his father’s council seat after he died in December 2013. He retained his seat the following June and, having served as Deputy Mayor, was elected Metropolitan Mayor last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It’s a role that has given him the opportunity to see many of the positives on offer in Limerick City.Continue Reading Below…“There are some amazing things going on in the city very quietly tucked away,” he told the Limerick Post Podcast.“To be able to go out and see that, and give those people the recognition they deserve, is a great honour.”During his term, the Fine Gael Councillor wanted to “honour people who were in the background”.“If you go to a GAA club, people forget about the person putting out the corner flags, putting up the goals, cutting the grass. Those are the types of people I was after.One of his highlights during his term involved recognising people involved in music in Limerick.“The last one I really enjoyed, because I’m a big music fan. I got to honour people who are involved in the background of the local music scene. They often don’t get the credit they deserve as they aren’t always centrestage.“The person who puts the gig together, puts the event together, who’s taking on the risk. So we honoured a few people that are involved, we had a big presence here in City Hall.“And just to see and realise; and take a moment to take stock of the incredible musical culture that we have in the city; it was fantastic. They reckon it was probably the first time music was recognised like that in the city.”Mayor Butler believes he is “getting to shine a light” on their achievements and “make us value what we have in our city”.Another group that earned his admiration are the members Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW) who he accompanied on patrol last New Year’s Eve. Having being trained in suicide intervention, he was familiar with suicide interventions in his day-job with Limerick Drugs Education and Prevention Strategy (DEPS).“I didn’t want to make too much of a deal out of that, to be honest,” he said.“Unfortunately we had a case, a very serious case where somebody went into the water. It was witnessed by one of the members of the Limerick Suicide Watch. I was on patrol and it was my job to call the emergency services at that time.”Although he didn’t witness the incident, the fact that he saw how the group deals with situations, and what they expose themselves to, gave him a good understanding of the service they provide.“There were a number of things I noticed that night. The incredible response of Limerick Fire and Rescue was one of them. When the call came in, they were down on the quays within a minute. They were in the water within three, which is their target. That’s just incredible.“They got the person in the boat, cleared their airwaves immediately and administered CPR as they transported him across to St Michael’s. The last I heard was that he was “critical but stable”.One troubling image that struck a discordant note as he went to join the rescuers was the attitude of people taking photographs and videos of what was happening.“People recording it, people taking pictures. At the end of the day, this was someone’s relative, you know, somebody’s son or daughter. I can only imagine how I would feel if I saw somebody I didn’t know publishing a video or photo like that of a member of my own family.Although that was incredibly disappointing, it wasn’t all bad and the number of people shaking hands with the LSW volunteers and thanking them for their efforts was heartening.“There’s a real gratitude from people out there, a recognition for what they do. It was beautiful to see people take the time.”A city that is being driven by youthful confidenceLIMERICK City is evolving with a confidence that is driven by a more youthful population” according to Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler.Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler with his wife Tania and their children Jacob(2) and Layla(8).Photograph Liam Burke Press 22“We’ve seen the emergence of a younger population, the confidence that they bring, and the questioning they’ve brought as well. We have far-more educated young people who are asking the questions and are far more self aware.”The Metropolitan Mayor says he knows the focus will always be on the economy as people need jobs and something to do in life.“Having a job is an important part of your mental well-being and keeping happy and healthy. But there’s something about the feel in the city that has changed; the kind of sense of self.”And he believes that this goes “beyond the confidence”, as the “self of identity” of Limerick people has changed.Since the people in the city “stopped worrying” about what other people thought of the city, and figured out “who we are” and to “be proud of that”.“The one thing I love about Limerick is our edginess. We are edgy and this draws on the city’s industrial and docks background. Some of the graffiti around the city, as well as the spoken word in local hip-hop also draws from that culture.As for the future, he is confident that the University of Limerick will have a base in the city centre.“That will be a real game-changer for a number of reasons. To bring an educational institution of that magnitude into the city will change the viewpoint of the city, will bring young students into the city as well, and that will be great.”“I think we will see more employers in the city as well, we will see more companies based in the city. Because globally we are seeing that companies want to be based in city centres, mainly because those they employ want to be living in cities.” Email Treaty Talk EP129: End of Season Club Awards Facebook The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos Limerick Post Show | Villiers School Podcast
A student at Ector Middle School, 809 W. Clements Ave., reported he found a threatening message written on the wall of one of the restrooms.The message, which was very small and written in pencil, claimed there would be a school shooting today (March 21).The Ector County Independent School District Police Department is investigating and will take extra precautions Wednesday, but a news release said they do not believe there is a real threat to students and staff.However, the district takes any threat seriously and is hopeful the police will be able to get some leads on who might have written it, the release stated. By admin – March 20, 2018 Facebook Twitter Shooting threat reported at Ector Middle School Previous articleTrustees postpone boundary discussionNext articleCouncilman defends role in Hispanic Chamber shakeup admin Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Local News
2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Ector College Prep Success Academy Executive Director for the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin Adrian Vega speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) EducationECISDLocal News Leaders: Stimulus funds crucial to ECISD, community Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter A Permian High School student walks past a large three-legged stool used as part of a public education advocacy program led by Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. The three-legged stool is touring the state after appearing in the Texas State Capitol earlier in April. The program aims to call upon Texas State legislators to support federal funding for public schools. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Crockett Middle School Superintendent of ECISD Scott Muri speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Previous articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Doherty looking forward to next challengeNext articlePolice searching for driver connected to hit and run Ruth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR With the prop of a very tall three-legged stool next to him, Ector County Independent School District Superintendent Scott Muri announced the pending receipt by the district of $55.9 million in federal stimulus funds Thursday in the foyer of Permian High School. The funds will be spent over a three-year period.Noting that the ECISD Board of Trustees, members of the community, business leaders and others had pushed for it, Muri thanked Gov. Greg Abbott and members of the state House and Senate for letting the funds flow. Muri noted that the stool came courtesy of Raise Your Hand Texas and its Regional Advocacy Director Amy Dodson.Muri has said the funds will be used to help students make up the unfinished learning they’ve experienced during the pandemic.“The pandemic has created challenges for school districts all across the state of Texas, across this country and really around the world,” Muri said. “And we lift up the heroes that have made learning possible for our students, heroes that we call teachers that in this district, literally over a weekend transitioned from teachers that taught in a face-to-face environment to teachers that taught virtually. We lift up our cafeteria workers that went from serving food in a traditional cafeteria to actually delivering meals to people’s homes, to the homes of our students.”“Today we lift up our custodians whose job has really changed because of the extra cleaning and opportunities that have arisen because of the pandemic. Our administrators have had to think differently about how we do school in this pandemic and our students and families, the pandemic has created a different type of learning environment for each of them. So today, we recognize and celebrate the good work of those individuals. At the same time as all of this was happening, we also recognize that the learning of our students has not been optimized over the last 14 months of this pandemic,” Muri added.Superintendent of ECISD Scott Muri speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)As the year draws to a close, Muri said student learning is not complete.“Many of our students in Ector County and across the Permian Basin have unfinished learning; learning that needs to continue. We also, as we listen to our students, we hear them talk about their social and emotional needs; their own mental health; well being. Our kids are telling us that they need … their school district to welcome them with open arms,” Muri said.He added that when school begins again in August, it has to be done thoughtfully as many of the students are dealing with anxiety and social and emotional issues that “none of us may be able to fathom,” because of the pandemic.“And all of this requires a significant investment in the education of our children and their well being,” Muri said.He said students are going to need additional tutoring.“We’ve talked locally about providing a high dosage of tutoring over the next three years to help our students complete their unfinished learning. We’re going to add additional days to the school year,” Muri said. “In fact, we’ve added 30 more days to the school calendar for elementary students. Those days come at a cost and we appreciate, again, these federal stimulus dollars that will help us fund those opportunities, not only for elementary students but for middle school and high school students as well.”“We need to invest … in the social emotional needs of our children. We’ll be purchasing a curriculum, pre-k through 12th grade that … will help our teachers, that will equip our teachers with the tools and skills they need to effectively meet the needs of our students,” Muri said. “Learning is different now because of the pandemic and the level of development of our teachers. … We will invest heavily in the professional development needs of teachers in ECISD. And so we have plans for these dollars. In fact, more plans than just that $55.9 million will include.”Muri said there is still funding from a second installment of federal funds that ECISD does not know when it will get. He anticipates that will be an additional $25 million.“We have plans for those dollars as well. Our students need that money locally, and so we would ask our governor or lieutenant governor and members of the House and the Senate that they consider the funds that are available — those federal funds” so they can be used to invest in the district’s 32,000 students.He noted that the funds are needed by every single school district throughout the region.President of the ECISD Board of Trustees Delma Abalos speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)ECISD Board President Delma Abalos said teachers and staff have worked very hard during the pandemic to make sure the district’s students and families are taken care of.“Whether everybody recognizes it or not, we are dealing with an education crisis because of COVID-19. … In March, our school board adopted a resolution asking the state government to pass on our money to us because we need it,” Abalos said. “It’s not just that we want more money, it’s that we need it to address the needs of our students, whether in prekindergarten or in high school, getting ready to graduate we needed to help them be better and more successful in life.”“It’s nice to say that our school district was the first to pass a resolution,” Abalos said. She added that it was suggested by trustee Donna Smith.Abalos stressed that education is such an important part of a person’s success and that it can’t be done without funding from the federal government during these trying times.Executive Director for the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin Adrian Vega speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Education Partnership of the Permian Basin Executive Director Adrian Vega said there will be a superintendent leadership summit May 5 at the Bush Convention Center in Midland in conjunction with his organization and the Permian Strategic Partnership. Vega said this is under the guidance of Muri and TJ Parks, superintendent of Hobbs Municipal Schools.Vega said it will include 50 or 60 school districts in the Permian Basin and Southeast New Mexico, “specifically to strategize and think through the most impactful ways that our school districts can use these dollars.”President and CEO of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Renee Earls speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Odessa Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Renee Earls said the chamber represents more than 27,000 employees from more than 700 businesses and organizations that are chamber members.“… They know that any success in business, the key of that, the foundation, is success in education. Just last week, the Odessa Chamber was so proud to announce that Nacero, a company, has chosen Odessa from all over the country to come here and build a facility, a business that will equal almost $7 billion; billion with a B. As a note, that is about six different Tesla plants. All of our state is so excited to try to get a Tesla plant at a billion dollars. We’ll be getting a $7 billion business, but that business did much research across the country and they chose Odessa for many reasons, but they will rely on the students who are walking the halls of this school and every school in the district to be their future employees. It is paramount that we provide our students with a sound education, that they receive the skills and the knowledge that they need to move forward and have a successful career. Most of those students in our public schools today here in Odessa will stay here in Odessa and become employees and future leaders. It is important that we advocate, and we join the district and Raise Your Hand Texas in advocating for the funds that were intended for these districts. It’s important that these students have a firm foundation, just as this stool needs here to stand, and they can do that with that money that was meant to come to these districts from the federal government. I also want to just take a moment to remind us, because Raise Your Hand Texas and ECISD led off with their advocacy and their words of action, that is why yesterday the government said they would give the money. They heard the noise. That is the democratic process, so I certainly applaud those who made their voices heard that this money was intended for this the entire time. It just goes to show that this campaign and others do make a difference and your vote matters and your voice matters. And these students that we have in ECISD today will be our future voters,” Earls said.President and CEO of The Perryman Group Ray Perryman speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)Ray Perryman, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, offered some demographics.Perryman said schools in Texas are 52.8 percent Hispanic. In Ector County, it’s over 75 percent.He said that percentage, which will reach 60 percent in 20 years, control 5.7 percent of the household wealth in Texas. Basically, Perryman said that means you’ve got half the children and 5 percent of the money.“That’s not a good situation. Black students constitute 12.6 percent of our student population and they have 2.2 percent of the wealth in Texas. So, you have two thirds of our student body dealing with around 8 percent or less of the total wealth in Texas,” Perryman said.He added that this means those children don’t come to school as well prepared.“They don’t have the resources to deal with something like a pandemic in the same way that other kids might. They don’t have the opportunities for summer enrichment programs, or professional tutors or anything else they might need to help them along the way. And so we have to recognize that demographics is a real issue in Texas public education and it’s evolving quickly. Twenty percent of the kids enrolled in Texas today, one of every five has an English deficiency — 20 percent. In 10 years, that number is going to be very close to 25 percent; one out of every four. That means they come to school, it brings a bigger challenge to the schools, also takes more resources to educate those folks. If you walk in any two classrooms in Texas, if you walk in random two classrooms and look at the students in those two classrooms, on average one kid out of the kids in those two classrooms is homeless. We have a very different demographic here in Texas and it varies around the state, but a very different demographic to work with; a lot of challenges with that. It takes more resources. We rank 41st or 43rd, depending on which indicator you use in the country, in funding for schools. It’s been flat for 10 years on a per student basis. It hasn’t grown in 10 years,” Perryman said.He added that all the other demographic factors have intensified during those 10 years, which basically says we’re falling behind, and all that happened before COVID.“And then along comes COVID. We really won’t know until the fall, the educators tell me, exactly what the impact of this has been on our student body. The best research available right now says, on average, students have lost five to nine months of education. So between a semester in school and education on average. One out of every 10 — more than one out of every 10 kids, about 11 or 12 percent of all the kids had no connection at all with the schools this year. So that’s what we’re facing right now. That’s the situation we’re facing. The federal government recognized that and they provided these funds and it’s a lot of money. It’s serious money for school districts all over the place,” Perryman said.He added that ECISD needs the funds for all the reasons Muri mentioned.“Different districts have different needs. Some districts need ventilation. Some districts need to repurpose spaces in a different way. They need to invest in kids. They need to invest in teacher training, materials; everything Scott mentioned. And one that is probably not covered by this plan, but it’s a very big one, over 60 percent of the kids in this state get subsidized food through the education system. We know hunger went up 50 percent during the pandemic. We don’t know what that percentage is today. We don’t have the numbers yet; it’s big. And a student can’t learn if the student’s hungry. My firm has done research on hunger for the last 15 years, and a student can’t learn if they’re hungry. … We have these incredible challenges, and the census just came out this week. It tells us the U.S. population is not growing very fast and we’re going to need a whole lot of workers in the future. Education is great for a lot of reasons that have nothing to do with work in terms of our enrichment, our community support, our quality of life; everything comes with it. But it’s critical to the future of our economy and the places that can provide a trained workforce in the future are going to have a huge advantage over anybody else when it comes to competing for anything in the economy, because we’re running out of people. And we need well trained people for the future. And that creates some real opportunities. This money can be and not only do the things we’ve talked about. It’s a game changer,” Perryman said. President and CEO of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Renee Earls speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) TAGSAdrian VegaCOVID-19custodiansDelma AbalosEctor County Independent School DistrictEducation Partnershipfederal stimulus fundsGreg AbbottOdessa Chamber of CommercepandemicRaise Your Hand TexasRay PerrymanRenee EarlsScott Muriunfinished learning President and CEO of The Perryman Group Ray Perryman speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Pinterest President of the ECISD Board of Trustees Delma Abalos speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Superintendent of ECISD Scott Muri speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) 1 of 8 Superintendent of ECISD Scott Muri speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) By Ruth Campbell – April 29, 2021 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Nimitz Middle School President and CEO of The Perryman Group Ray Perryman speaks during a press conference advocating the federal funding of Texas public schools with the public education advocacy group Raise Your Hand Texas Thursday morning at Permian High School. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) Home Education ECISD Leaders: Stimulus funds crucial to ECISD, community Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFruit Salad to Die ForVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay