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Frisco educators and business leaders called for state lawmakers to make changes in the annual STAAR student assessment test for public school students at a forum on Wednesday.
To raise awareness about the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam, the nonprofit group Raise Your Hand Texas stopped in Frisco Wednesday as part of an eight-city tour across the state. The STAAR exam is required by the state and tests students in grades 3-12 in subjects such as reading, math, science and social studies.
Speakers at the event, held at Frisco Independent School District Career and Technical Education Center, included business leaders, educators, parents and a student.
“The system is broken,” said Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip. “I would rather talk to you about all the great things we do in Frisco.”
But instead, Waldrip said the focus remains on state mandates.
“We spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with our accountability system and testing,” he said, citing 2,000-page reports the district has to go through to try and determine what is going on with students so they can perform well on the STAAR test. “We’re not shunning accountability and we’re not shunning testing. It all has a place.”
Waldrip said the burden of the test is one of the main reasons teachers are leaving the profession.
“I’m just asking our legislators to look at this and make a change because they are the ones that can do it.” he said.
North Texas Commission CEO and President Chris Wallace said when considering a move to our region, leaders want insight into a complete picture of educational success, not just how student did on a one-dimensional test on a single day.
“Texas businesses depend on our public education system. This is our workforce pipeline,” Wallace said. “So today, we are calling on state leaders to take a hard look at our accountability system and measure what matters most. A robust well-rounded educated workforce is the key component.”
Lauren Kessel, a 7th grade teacher in the Wylie ISD, said it’s no surprise that the state’s accountability system continues to be a hot topic.
“As a teacher I support state testing because it helps gauge academic progress and helps students prepare to move on to the next level. With that said, it’s time for a more robust and holistic accountability system. Our students and our schools are more than one test score from one day,” she said.
Kessel said the STAAR test does not measure soft skills that students are learning such as communication, leadership and problem solving.
Denishea Williams, a parent of a Cedar Hill ISD student, said her son, who is nonverbal autistic, takes a modified version of the STAAR but it does not show his creativity, passion and communication skills.
Williams said the test is disproportionate to his abilities, which is also a problem with English as a Second Language students.
Julian Coleman, a senior at Plano West Senior High School, talked about the problems test anxiety can cause, including how it affected his sister.
“The STAAR test from middle school up into her high school years has greatly impacted her mental health and her self-esteem, but she is so creative ... At some point we have to wonder, if certain students have issues passing the STAAR test, what else could we use to measure their success?” he said.
Coleman said the system excludes many valuable indicators such as participation in honors classes, extracurricular activities and community service.
“I’m here to tell you today, that I’m not a number, I’m not a score. I’m here because I speak for the stakeholders, every last parent, every last teacher, every last student who wants people to appreciate complexity of education.”
It has been almost three years since our community and health care leaders told us to “shelter in place” from a pandemic, about which our medical professionals still knew very little. Staying home wasn’t a law anywhere in the U.S. but the vast majority of us obeyed the directive and hunkered down, waiting for better guidance about what we were facing. We ordered our groceries online or by phone and had them delivered. Many of us, not knowing yet how this new virus was spread, disinfected food or anything else that arrived at our doorstep. We disinfected our hands, the doorknobs, the countertops. We ceased all face-to-face interaction with people outside our homes.
Many people set up mini-gyms in their homes to take the place of the health club memberships we could no longer enjoy. Others took long walks – alone or with their spouse, live-in partner, or dog. We signed up for Zoom by the millions in order to continue our book clubs, our family visits, our professional associations, and everything else we used to do face-to-face with others. Thank goodness we had that option! But do we still need it?
I get that the pandemic isn’t “over.” I get that older adults and those with auto-immune diseases and other conditions make them more susceptible to a serious case of Covid-19, but at some point we all have to accept the fact that Covid will be with us for the foreseeable future, in some form or other, and get on with our lives in a way that doesn’t isolate us from our fellow human beings.
In 2023, isolation is a more serious threat to older adults than Covid, whether or not you are vaccinated. Loneliness and social isolation affect a very large number of older adults in the United States and puts them at risk for a variety of serious medical conditions, including dementia. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has concluded that there is a substantial body of evidence that demonstrates that “social isolation presents a major risk for premature mortality, comparable to ...high blood pressure, smoking, or obesity.”
Living alone has become more and more prevalent in the U.S. Our country has a higher percentage of people over 60 living alone than any of 130 other countries studied in a 2020 comparison. U.S. adults are also more likely than their counterparts in other areas of the world to live as a couple without any others in the household. Forty-six percent of Americans in the over-60 age group share a home with only a spouse or partner – a much larger figure than the 31% of older adults globally. These figures put older Americans today at much greater risk of isolation and loneliness than ever before.
The antidote to this sad situation is well within our grasp. We need to build and reinforce strong social support systems in our community - in person. I cringe every time an older adult tells me that their book club, their community meetings, their family get-togethers, their senior center activities, their exercise class, etc. are still meeting by Zoom because it’s more convenient, it’s cheaper, it’s more inclusive, it’s safer. All those things may be true, but to succumb to the temptation to stay online, for any of those reasons, is to ignore the fact that we need human connection beyond the two-dimensional. Sacrificing the opportunity for personal exchanges, side conversations, and, most important of all, the ability to hug or put a hand on someone’s shoulder, comes with a very big price tag. Breaking bread together or sharing a few drinks in the same room is so much more important to our mental and physical health than most people realize. Isolation can be insidious; it can overtake us before we realize it is happening.
I applaud all the employers, meeting organizers, and social groups who have courageously decided that 2022 or 2023 was the year to get back to normal interactions, back to live offices, conferences and meet-ups. That decision will jar a lot of people out of their comfort zones. Will a few of them get covid? Yes, I’m sure they will, but just like the flu and cold viruses of years past, the interactions will help us all build back the immunity we need to survive in the world. And we will all be better off emotionally.
CNBC's Bob Pisani sat down with Dimensional Senior Portfolio Manager Joe Hohn to discuss the so-called resurgence of beaten-up, unloved sectors last year, weigh in on the value vs. growth debate and explain why value stocks are here to stay in 2023
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WAREHAM — Year in and year out, the Wareham boys basketball team has been known for two things — running a fast-break offense and three-point shooting.
The Vikings have fielded a lot of small teams, with lineups that have been powered by quick athletic guards, but things have changed up a bit this season with the emergence of 6-foot-5 center Antoine Crosson.
A junior who started seeing more action towards the end of last season, Crosson has been a nice addition for the Vikings. He gives the team some size in the paint and has helped make the offense better with his inside scoring and rebounding.
"He adds another dimension to our offense. Another way we can be successful," said Wareham head coach Steve Faniel, who's in his eighth season with the Vikings. "We're getting some better looks near the basket amd that opens things up on the perimeter. It's nice to be able to throw the ball into the paint and get some easy buckets."
Crosson, who finished with four points and seven rebounds in a 69-38 South Coast Conference win over Seekonk on Friday, is enjoying being a bigger part of the Vikings' rotation this season.
"It's been great getting a chance to play more. I just want to do whatever I can to help the team," he said. "I expected to play more this season and I worked hard in the offseason to get ready. I spent a lot of time in the gym."
A left-handed shooter, Crosson also worked on using his right hand more and boxing out better.
"He wants to get better and he's willing to put the work in," Faniel said. "He's made good progress the last two seasons and we're hoping that continues."
Friday night's win was a mixed bag for the Vikings, who saw some starters struggle a bit, but got a nice lift from some reserves.
"We were a little off shooting the ball, but we were locked in on defense," Faniel said. "Some role players came in off the bench to produce for us. It's nice to have some depth to work with."
Freshman guard Aaron Cote, the first 8th grader in school history to play for the varsity a year ago, finished with a game-high 17 points to lead the Vikings. Junior guard Jayce Travers came in off the bench to score 12 of his 13 points on three-pointers and junior guard Ajay Lopes chipped in with 11 points.
"We were able to win with a team effort," Faniel said. "Travers hit some big threes to spark us in the second half and we spread the ball around on offense."
Cote scored seven points to help supply the Vikings a 15-11 lead after the first eight minutes of action. Lopes (five) and junior guard Jaron Pittmen (four) combined for nine points to help the Vikings build a 29-18 advantage at halftime.
Travers knocked down three treys in the third quarter, where the Vikings broke the game open by outscoring the Warriors 21-11 to make it 50-29, and Cote finished strong with an eight-point effort in the fourth.
WHAT IT MEANS: The win was the seventh straight for the Vikings, who improved to 10-1 overall and 10-0 in the SCC, where they are the defending Gold Division champions. ... The loss snapped a two-game winning streak by the Warriors, who dropped to 5-8 overall and evened their league record at 5-5. ... The Vikings return to action for a 6 p.m. game at home against Tech Boston Academy on Tuesday. It will be a blackout game, with fans encouraged to dress in black.
SEEKONK STATS: Senior guard Jaden Arruda scored 11 points to lead the Warriors, who also got 10 points from junior forward Jason Andrews. ... The Warriors made 11 of 15 free throws and committed 11 of their 18 turnovers in the first half.
WAREHAM STATS: Senior center Elijah Carrion scored eight points and junior guard Diego Mello chipped in with six points. ... The Vikings converted on 16 of 24 foul shots and they took good care of the ball with only nine turnovers.
NOTES: The Vikings are ranked third in the MIAA Div. 4 Power Rankings for games played through Jan. 26. Seekonk is No. 31 in Div. 3. ... Wareham has scored 789 points this season and is averaging 71.7 points a game.
WAREHAM 69, SEEKONK 38
Kevin Crowe 0-2-2, Jaden Arruda 3-4-11, Noah Beausoleil 2-0-6, Jason Andrews 4-1-10, Al Chester 1-0-2, Travis Pereira 0-4-4, Alessandro DeSantis 1-0-3. Totals: 11-11-38
Elijah Carrion 1-6-8, Aaron Cote 6-2-17, Jayce Travers 4-1-13, Ajay Lopes 3-4-11, Antoine Crosson 1-2-4, Jaron Pittmen 2-0-4, Will Halloran 1-0-2, Diego Mello 2-1-6, Jakwon Pittmen 1-0-2, No. 24 (not on roster) 1-0-2. Totals: 22-16-69
Seekonk11 7 11 9 - 38
Wareham 15 14 21 19 - 69
Three-pointers: S - Arruda 1, Beausoleil 2, Andrews 1, DeSantis 1; W - Cote 3, Travers 4, Lopes 1, Mello 1
Records: Seekonk (5-7, 5-5 SCC), Wareham (10-1, 10-0 SCC)
This article originally appeared on Standard-Times: Wareham boys basketball multi-dimensional with emergence of Crosson
The structure of two-dimensional titanium oxide brakes-up at high temperatures by adding barium; instead of regular hexagons, rings of four, seven and ten atoms are created that order aperiodically. A team at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) made this discovery in colaboration with researchers from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Microstructure Physics, the Université Grenoble Alpes and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, USA), thereby solving the riddle of two-dimensional quasicrystal formation from metal oxides. Their findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.
Hexagons are frequently found in nature. The best-known example is honeycomb, but graphene or various metal oxides, such as titanium oxide, also form this structure. "Hexagons are an ideal pattern for periodic arrangements," explains Dr Stefan Förster, researcher inthe Surface and Interface Physics group at MLU's Institute of Physics. "They fit together so perfectly that there are no gaps." In 2013, this group made an astonishing discovery upon depositing an ultrathin layer containing titanium oxide and barium on a platinum substrate and heating it to around 1,000 degrees centigrade in ultra-high vacuum. The atoms arranged themselves into triangles, squares and rhombuses that group in even larger symmetrical shapes with twelve edges. A structure with 12-fold rotational symmetry was created, instead of the expected 6-fold periodicity. According to Förster, "Quasicrystals were created that have an aperiodic structure. This structure is made of basic atomic clusters that are highly ordered, even if the systematics behind this ordering is difficult for the observer to discern." The physicists from Halle were the first worldwide to demonstrate the formation of two-dimensional quasicrystals in metal oxides.
The mechanisms underlying the formation of such quasicrystals remained puzzling since their discovery. The physicists at MLU have now solved this riddle in collaboration with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics Halle, the Université Grenoble Alpes and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, USA). Using elaborate experiments, energetic calculations and high-resolution microscopy, they have shown that high temperatures and the presence of barium create a network of titanium and oxygen rings with four, seven and ten atoms respectively. "The barium both breaks up the atomic rings and stabilises them," explains Förster, who heads the joint project. "One barium atom is embedded in a ring of seven, two in a ring of ten." This is possible because the barium atoms interactelectrostatically with the platinum support, but do not form a chemical bond with the titanium or oxygen atoms.
With their latest discovery the researchers have done more than just clarify a fundamental question of physics. "Now that we have a better understanding of the formation mechanisms on the atomic level, we can try to fabricate such two-dimensional quasicrystals on demand in other application-relevant materials like metal oxides or graphene," says Förster. "We are excited to learn whether this special arrangement will produce completely new and useful properties."
The experiments were carried out as part of the project "Aperiodic crystals: structure, dynamics and electronic properties," which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG -- German Research Foundation) and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche.
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