ZUMA / MGN ALBANY – A new report from nonprofit public education advocacy groups shows that proposed cuts to education will disproportionately affect Black, brown, and low-income students.The report, “Set up To Fail: How Cuomo’s School Cuts Target New York’s Black and Brown Students,” examines potential 20% cuts to the state budget in the wake of coronavirus shortfalls.It shows that the burden of a 20% reduction in school aid would be unfairly borne by high-need schools that serve students of color or students from poor backgrounds. According to the report, high-need districts face a cut of $2,626 per student, whereas wealthier districts—far better-equipped to absorb cuts—face cuts of only $873 per student.According to the Alliance for Quality Education, “It is essential that the most vulnerable students are protected. The governor, Department of Budget, and state legislature will need to develop a more equitable solution to cut the least from high-need districts and cutting the most from wealthy districts.” They use Ohio as an example: “Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, a Republican, made a $300 million cut to public schools this spring; but under Governor DeWine’s plan, the high-need districts in Ohio lost only 1% of their state funding, while wealthy districts lost 40%. DeWine publicly stated that he had an obligation to protect the state’s most vulnerable students, and leave the wealthy districts, which have more local resources, to bear the brunt of the state’s cuts.”Echoing a frequent refrain, the report’s backers say legislation raising taxes on the wealthy would help to protect students from devastating cuts.The report was released Tuesday by the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education fund of New York, both in New York City. Take a look at the full report below:Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Victoria Carthew and her husband Jon Bryant have sold theirHawthorne home.IT’s taken almost six months, but television presenter and sports commentator Victoria Carthew has finally done a deal on her Hawthorne home.The house at 70 Coventry St was listed in May and went to auction on June 17.Property records now reveal it sold on December 11 for $1.445 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 70 Coventry St, Hawthorne.Carthew, who is also a presenter for Channel 7’s Queensland Weekender, and her husband Jon Bryant about 13 years ago.At the time of listing Carthew said it had been a real family home for them and their three children.The home was listed through Simon Dean of Place Bulimba.70 Coventry St, Hawthorne.It had four bedrooms and was on 810sq m of land. The home was recently renovated and had high ceilings, VJ walls and original polished timber floors.The property, known as Braeside, has a swimming pool and is on the hill at Hawthorne.
Dearborn County, In. — Dearborn County Hospital Laboratory Manager Jill Waters, M.T., was recently honored with the Hoxworth Blood Drive Coordinator of the Year Award at the Inspire/Healthcare Awards Celebration hosted by the Hoxworth Blood Center/University of Cincinnati and The Health Collaborative.Held at the Renaissance Cincinnati Hotel, the annual event recognizes innovations by individuals, teams and/or organizations in population health, quality improvement and informatics.The Blood Drive Coordinator of the Year Award highlights the hospital employee or team who excelled in arranging their hospital’s blood drive campaign. Ms. Waters was chosen for her energy, enthusiasm and support of the program at DCH.“One of my duties is to get the news of the blood drive out into the community,” Ms. Waters said. “The drives are successful not just because DCH employees are very loyal in donating, but also because our community has many dedicated donors.”Dearborn County Hospital hosts three blood drives each year in conjunction with Hoxworth. They are held in January, May and September. Preceding each drive, Ms. Waters works with the hospital’s Community Relations and Marketing departments to help promote the drive internally and to the public. Her latest project has been asking hospital staff members to share their own stories about themselves or a family member receiving blood. She also has been known to promote blood donation by wearing the Buddy the Blood Drop costume at drives or other events.“Our Hospital Administration is also very supportive of Hoxworth and my efforts on their behalf. They understand the importance of the drives and the need in the community for more donors. For our patients who need blood transfusions, Hoxworth is literally a lifesaver,” she added.“We are very happy that Jill was recognized by Hoxworth for her outstanding work in coordinating and promoting our blood drives,” added Michael W. Schwebler, DCH President/CEO. “Jill is an exemplary employee and puts forth a tremendous amount of effort in all her endeavors at DCH. She is truly deserving of this recognition.”Ms. Waters has worked in the DCH Laboratory for 21 years. She lives in Hidden Valley.In 2011, Dearborn County Hospital was also presented the Hoxworth Hospital Blood Drive Award of Distinction for being the hospital that exceeded its individual goal of units of blood collected by the highest margin across the community.Dearborn County Hospital will host its next blood drive on Thursday, January 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call the DCH Education Department at 812/537-8431 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8431.