Escuela SMART Academy preparing for 1st day of school with new principal, new opportunities

The school’s new principal Natasha Allen has plans for students and their families to succeed in the Old South End community.

TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s back to class for Toledo Public Schools and students and their families had the chance to walk the halls before saying goodbye to summer.

The new school year brings something new to the bilingual multi-cultural school known as Escuela SMART Academy in the Old South End. 

And students were excited as they attended Tuesday’s open house. 

“I’m feeling very good and I hope that sooner or later they add football,” said Lemontray Davis, a 4th grader at Escuela SMART Academy. “And I hope I’m in Mrs. Fisher’s class!”

This year, the school will start with new opportunities and a brand new principal. 

“I feel like I’d be a good model for them and they can look up and see, ‘hey I can, I can be

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American Academy of Pediatrics issues anti-science guidance on schools



In another attempt to “follow the science,” a pediatrics group has issued guidance that does the exact opposite.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Monday that all children in schools who are older than two should wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, when returning to school this fall. Clearly, this guidance contradicts the well-known recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which state fully vaccinated individuals can go without a mask.

As of now, the COVID-19 vaccines have been granted emergency use authorization for individuals 12 and older. Though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week that the authorization could be expanded to younger children, that likely won’t come until at least early-to-mid-winter.

Why should a vaccinated teenager have to wear a mask in school when he or she can go without a mask in every other situation? Why should a young

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Salem Academy and College Shepherds in a New Era with Appointment of President Dr. Summer McGee |

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Salem Academy and College Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Summer Johnson McGee, Ph.D., CPH as the 21st President of the institution. Dr. McGee is the founding and current Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut and will assume her new role at Salem starting July 1, 2021.

As a highly awarded leader and a passionate advocate for women’s education, Dr. McGee will be a source of inspiration and advocacy to the young women of the Academy and College. Dr. McGee received the American College of Healthcare Executives Distinguished Faculty Regents Award in 2014, was named one of the Top 50 U.S. Healthcare Management Professors in 2015, was recognized as one of Connecticut Magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2019 and received the University of New

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Newest American Academy of Arts and Sciences members

Ten Stanford faculty members are among the 252 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators engaged in advancing the public good.

From left to right starting from the top: Axel Brunger, Tirin Moore, Chang-rae Lee, Robert Byer, Fei-Fei Li, John Etchemendy, Zhenan Bao, Yakov Eliashberg, Teresa Meng and James Mattis. (Image credit: Andrew Brodhead)

The new Stanford members to join the Class of 2021 are as follows:

Zhenan Bao, the K.K. Lee Professor in Chemical Engineering, is the department chair of Chemical Engineering. She is also a member of Stanford Bio-X and the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy, a fellow at Stanford ChEM-H, an affiliate of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and a principal investigator with the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences at

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