New York’s $2 billion bond act still funding education 8 years later

It’s the gift that keeps on giving and giving.

New York State on Wednesday approved funding for the investment plans of 45 school districts and two special education schools from part of the proceeds from the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014.

The Smart Schools Review Board approved $24.8 million of funding for projects that include upgrading classroom technology and connectivity and providing high-tech school security, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the funds will help ensure students have the tools and technology they need.

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“In an era of remote learning brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and as we increase our focus and vigilance on public safety, this state funding is more timely and critical than ever,” Hochul said in a statement. “These actions by the Smart Schools Review Board help ensure that students have the tools and technology they

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Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Whether you’re a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your education.

Many of these tips you’ve no doubt learned before from our previous Google coverage, but every worthwhile subject is worth reviewing now and again, and today we’re looking specifically at the best Google tricks for students. So here we go!

Quickly Find Exactly the Information You Need

Everyone knows how to “Google,” but not everyone Googles efficiently. This one-minute video from Hack College offers these three essential tips:

  1. Be Specific. Find pages within sites using site:[website URL] and your search phrase, find authors using author:[name], and type intitle:[word] to find a page with that word in the title.
  2. Format. Use filetype:[jpg or other extension] to find images and
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Meyer Sound Makes Science Education an Adventure at Denmark’s LIFE Campus

LIFE Campus was created to give young Danish students intensive engagement with a range of learning experiences in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Certainly, local field work and laboratory experiments are fundamental to scientific exploration, but LIFE Campus also has world-leading resources for giving students memorable learning adventures in 360-degree immersive environments created by cutting-edge digital technologies. The facility’s extensive AV systems and sophisticated control networks, designed and installed by the consulting and integration firm Stouenborg, include a total of more than sixty Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers.

Located in Lyngby, adjacent to the Technical University of Denmark, LIFE Campus is operated by the non-profit LIFE Foundation and was founded with the mission of inspiring Danish school children to become fully engaged in their formative years with inquiry-based science education. The new 5,400-square-meter facility, opened in late 2021 by HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, is situated in an expansive natural

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Beach lifeguards save lives with data – current status and future  directions - Injury Prevention: Editor's Blog

A lifeguard is a professional who has trained to prevent drowning in order to preserve the lives of bathers who are involved in a critical situation at sea, river or pool. This profession emerged in the 20th century, and England was one of the first countries to develop the lifeguard service.

Usually found on more frequented beaches, the Lifeguards are always prepared to provide immediate assistance to bathers or to warn of the risks caused by jellyfish, sharks or other dangers.

To become a Lifeguard, it is necessary to have completed elementary school, be up to date with electoral obligations, not have suffered any type of criminal conviction, be at least eighteen years old and at most thirty-five years old, in addition, to go through the rigorous selection process.

The selected candidates are hired under the statutory legal regime, commonly hired in the months of January, February and March, and … Read More