Month: June 2021

Former antique trader ordained to priesthood in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsFormer antique trader ordained to priesthood in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – July 24, 2014 1544 Advertisement Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSBishop Brendan LeahyFr David CasesylimerickLimerick DioceseSt John’s Cathedral WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleThe Way of the Fight 2.0Next article#newmusic CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’ Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Fr David Casey with Bishop Brendan Leahy during the ordination ceremony in St John’s Cathedral on SaturdayFIFTY six-year-old Limerick city native David Casey, the only priest ordained in the Limerick Diocese this year, is looking at his ministry and the challenges facing the Church as an opportunity for a “new beginning”.Fr Casey was ordained by Bishop Brendan Leahy at St John’s Cathedral last Saturday to fulfil a call he got as a child but put to one side until he felt the time was right. Son of the late Noel and Teresa Casey from O’Connell Avenue, he said he regards his ordination at the age of 56 as more of a “slow response” than a late vocation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I did feel this call as a young man but I put it aside. I had a friend who gave the homily at my first Mass and he spoke about the Pre-Vatican II approach to priesthood when ordination was seen as an ‘arrival’ but it is now looked at as more of a launch, an entry into a ministry of service,” Fr David commented.“There is a great sense of fulfilment, having put it off for so long and then having answered the question. This is the way for me,” he added.One of six children, four brothers and one sister, David worked in real estate and in the antique trade before planting the seeds of his future priesthood back in the 1990s when he studied Philosophy and Theology and did a Masters in Spirituality at the Milltown Institute; graduating with his Masters in 1997.He responded to ‘the call’ over four years ago when he began his studies for the priesthood at The Pontifical Beda College in Rome, which was founded in 1852 to form older men and often convert clergymen for Catholic priesthood.Fr David says he fully appreciates the challenges facing the Church but that they present an opportunity to build again.“I am definitely making a new beginning, coming into ministry at this hour of my life.  It is also a time of new and much needed beginning for the Church and we are seeing the seeds of that being sown,” he said.last_img read more

Jean Leon dinner at Savoy celebrates era of La Scala

first_imgWhatsApp Jean Leon – a man, a time, a wineAndrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] of La Scala, probably the most famous Italian restaurant on American shores that played host to the rich and famous of the silver screen and more, were on show in Limerick this week as part of an homage to a wine maker that was more than the sum of his parts.Regarded as one of best wine makers and winery to hail from the Catalan and Penedes region, the Jean Leon range of wines have emerged as a flagship to hard work dedication and the pursuit of goals in realising dreams.At the eight attempt of trying, a young Jean Leon stowed away on a ship bound for the Americas in a time when the land of the free was indeed home to the brave.Jean Leon worked hard in service industries before making a break with Frank Sinatra and his inner circle.From there, Jean Leon was to open La Scala – Hollywood’s dining home to the stars.But it was his Spanish roots and love of wine that eventually lured the restauranteur home to the Catalan region where he would, grow, develop and harvest at winery that has now become second to none.And for a one night only, that wine making passion was shared at the Savoy Hotel during the Jean Leon wine dinner.A throw back to the 50s classics of La Scala saw excellent recreations of a Elizabeth Taylor inspired zabaglione allowed to sit alongside a cabernet sauvignon from the Jean Leon range befitting of the era; a Sophie Lauren minestrone espresso shielded by a merlot of similar class or the gran reserva that herald the arrival of the cheese course to name but a few – food and wine pairing at its best adorning the setting.Jean Leon wines are distributed thorough Findlater and available at the Savoy Hotel and select wine merchants. Linkedin Twitter Advertisement Facebookcenter_img NewsJean Leon dinner at Savoy celebrates era of La ScalaBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2015 1049 Email Previous articleDistinguished Limerick women to be posthumously honouredNext articleAspiring jockey loses case over hand impaled on fence Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printlast_img read more

Trusted Traveller scheme to replace air rage?

first_img TAGSair rageairportsecurityShannon Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsTrusted Traveller scheme to replace air rage?By Bernie English – January 12, 2016 872 WhatsApp Print New high-end jobs for Shannon THE KIND of air-rage that can be sparked in security queues could soon be avoided at Shannon and other European airports, if the European Commission acts on an undertaking to operate security checks through a ‘trusted traveller’ scheme.Under the scheme, passengers can volunteer their information for expedited screening, with random selection to allow for some unpredictability. They would not have to remove jackets, belts, laptops and liquids from cabin luggage, thus streamlining waiting queues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has welcomed the commitment by the European Commission to use new screening technologies and apply risk-based security checks.“This is not about reducing security. It’s about using technology and new methods to make security a less cumbersome prospect. Airport security now accounts for 35 per cent of airports operating costs. Rather than a “one size fits all” solution based on reacting to a specific security incident, Europe should move towards a risk-based security system, where low risk passengers are identified and given expedited checkpoint screening.“Modern technology should mean that we are gone beyond the stage where we are asking 90-year-old women to remove their belts, shoes and wallets to walk through an old-fashioned metal detector.“There is little value in making someone queue for 30 minutes to take a half empty bottle of shampoo from them. We must have a realistic approach to what and who actually presents a risk to air travel” she said.center_img Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Linkedin Twitter Email Previous articleLawlor new Network presidentNext article#WATCH Minister encourages INTO teachers to negotiate issues Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19last_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – January 25, 2017 784 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Email Printcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Monday January 30.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Which of these films is also an Illumination production?A. Toy StoryB. CarsC. Despicable Me Advertisement TAGScinemacompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickSing Linkedin Previous articleEnjoying Cara O’Sullivan and Friends in concert hallNext articleSupermacs boss plans €9 million Limerick investment Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Team work needed to support airport

first_imgOne of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Linkedin Email Facebook Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Twitter WhatsApp Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding Shannon AirportTHE PROSPECT of declining passenger numbers at Shannon Airport has prompted the Mayor of Clare to seek an all-party delegation meeting with Transport Minister Shane Ross.Mayor Crowe has also asked that MInister Ross seek to develop an EU hub for Shannon in the expectation of a no-deal Brexit.‘If the Heathrow route goes as a result of Brexit, Shannon will be isolated,” the Meelick councillor warned.“It is very important that Shannon has a second EU hub, he added.“In the interests of the continued success of the airport and its economic impact on the region, it is time to put party politics aside and to pull together in the greater interest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said that the development of a new runway at Dublin airport puts Shannon in a difficult situation.“We can’t have a situation where most of the new development is concentrated in Dublin and along the East Coast,” Mayor Crowe said.He added that it would “make sense” if tourists who are currently flying into Dublin and being bussed to attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher would instead access the Mid West and the West through Shannon.“Shannon Airport has the longest runway in Europe and is an essential route for transatlantic traffic. It is within 30 minutes drive of key tourist attractions.”Pointing to supports which the government could give, Cllr Crowe said that flood defences could be provided as could a better road infrastructure.center_img Advertisement NewsTransportTeam work needed to support airportBy Bernie English – July 11, 2019 345 Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMarking 80 years of making aviation history at ShannonNext articleCambridge choir for Friday lunchtime at the Cathedral Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSClareLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonShannon airportTransport Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe last_img read more

Ireland’s finest writers come together to launch a very unique 12…

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Roisin MeanyIreland’s finest writers come together to launch a very unique 12 month Book Club for HOPE that will take place throughout 2020 and into 2021 starting July 28th.This Book Club provides an opportunity to read a wide range of books by renowned authorsand a chance to chat with them in a live monthly Zoom.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The authors have donated their time to help raise funds for the work of The Hope Foundation who are working with the stricken people of Kolkata.The club starts at 8pm via Zoom Tuesday July 28th with bestselling author Liz Nugent whose book Our Little Cruelties is taking the world by storm right now. Each month the author will join a limited number of members to talk about the chosen book.Joining Liz over the next 12 months will be Roisin Meaney, Carol Drinkwater, Donal Ryan, Emer McLysaught and Sarah Breen, Felicity Hayes-McKoy, Liz Nugent, Patricia Gibney, Rachael English, Rose Servitova, Sheila O’Flanagan and Siobhan MacDonald.These are among the best writers in the country today and this is a onetime opportunity to get to talk with them. The Zoom will be hosted and moderated by The Hope Foundation.The HOPE Book Club is an opportunity to spend time with acclaimed and award winningwriters. One year’s subscription costs just 100 euro and it is just 60 euro to join for sixmonths.This is incredible value considering the talent who have signed up to appear in themonthly Zoom well into 2021 and will raise much needed funds for HOPE and the link canbe purchased online at hopeshop.ie/bookclub.When the world’s biggest lockdown began in India in March, Irish charity, The HopeFoundation, immediately knew that a secondary crisis was going to arise very quickly – ahunger pandemic. HOPE set about feeding tens of thousands of children and their families.They did not know that another cruel twist of fate was about the hit the already devastatedcity, Super Cyclone Amphan, which left a trail of human misery in Bengal on the 16 th of May.The devastating effects of the pandemic and cyclone continue to have a profound impact,and HOPE need support to continue to respond.Life was already difficult for the street and slum communities before Covid-19 changed theworld. These communities predominantly consist of daily labourers, who have been withouttheir daily wage for months now. Sadly, Kolkata is now tipped to become the next Covid-19hotspot.All at HOPE live in dread because they know that so many will not stand a chanceand there will be great suffering. They are doing all we can to help by distributing food,tarpaulins, medicines, and rescuing people who need medical care and bringing them to the HOPE hospital.The funds raised from the auction will go directly to this work at a time of great need. HOPE, with your generous support, have fed over 24,907 families so far.HOPE thanks all of the authors who have so generously donated their time and talent toHOPE, to help raise funds to ensure our continued essential work in Kolkata. Visit Hopeshopie/bookclub to purchase your membership, places are limited.For further information on the Book Club please contact [email protected] Linkedin TAGSbookbook clubHope FoundationKeeping Limerick Postedlimericklimerik post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebook Printcenter_img Previous articleCarbery remains the best option to help Munster end droughtNext articlePieta Encourages You to FeelGood this Summer Meghann Scully LimerickNewsIreland’s finest writers come together to launch a very unique 12 month Book Club for HOPEBy Meghann Scully – July 6, 2020 261 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

New Tech class making Teen Dating Violence PSAs

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsEducation New Tech class making Teen Dating Violence PSAs Teen Dating Violence Information.Crisis Center of West Texas.New Tech Odessa. With Teen Dating Violence Month coming up in February, Ariel Thurber’s class at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa is creating public service announcements for the Crisis Center of West Texas.Lydia Garcia, director of community services at the Crisis Center, said this is the third year a contest is being held for the best videos. She said the agency usually receives between 15 and 20 entries from New Tech.Community leaders are invited to watch the videos and pick the best ones. An assembly is then arranged to show the videos at New Tech. This year it is tentatively set for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the school’s cafeteria.Teen dating violence is the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website said.Thurber, who teaches digital media and yearbook and journalism, said the students also are making educational videos about human growth and development to help prompt conversations between youngsters and parents about sex, abstinence and birth control, Thurber said.In addition to requiring equal numbers of sports teams for men and women, Title IX offices also investigate outcries of sexual assault and harassment.“None of my kids knew about Title IX and what it protects them from and what it’s for. I told them there’s probably a bunch of other teenagers who have no idea what Title IX is either. So you can teach them and you can educate them. Just make it fun and make it interesting so they’d want to watch, so if they ever have an issue with this then they know that they’re protected,” Thurber said.Sophomores Caeden Gamboa, 16, Daniel Levario, 15, Adamary Dominguez, 15, and Sahamira Toro, 16, are working on a teen dating violence video.“Going into this I already knew that we were going to have to do a teen dating violence video and I was really excited to do something like that because it’s more dramatic. It’s something that’s about the real world and something that affects everyone in high school. I was already coming up with ideas, and as someone that likes to film, I was really intrigued and excited about the different ways of going around it and expressing it,” Gamboa said.What surprised him was how many teenagers have experienced dating violence in some way and not said anything. Gamboa said he would think someone would have said something.He said he and the Crisis Center talked to them and he talked to his mother, who volunteered there for a long time. Gamboa added that he talked to friends, as well, who told him about their experience with teen dating violence and how it impacted them.“We’re going to incorporate those things into the video and hopefully share it and get the word out there,” Gamboa said.Daniel Levario, a 15-year-old sophomore, said he thinks the video will be informative for teenagers. He added that he doesn’t know anyone affected by teen dating violence, but it’s always good to raise awareness.He said the video will cover signs of teen dating violence such as arguing or physical abuse.“I think it’s very important because this always leads to worse things than what it’s already at,” Levario said.The CDC website said many teens do not report dating violence because they are afraid to tell friends and family. A 2017 CDC Report found that about 7 percent of women and 4 percent of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before age 18, the site said.“The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10 percent of high school students reported physical victimization and 10 percent reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months before they were surveyed,” the site said.Garcia said sometimes young people don’t know who to turn to, but the Crisis Center can connect them with community resources. She recommends the loveisrespect.org website.More Information OCA top 2 were ESL students Pinterest Noel earns award By admin – January 31, 2018 Twitter Previous articleFoundation scholarship applications availableNext articleUTPB dives into water, energy issues admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Registration set for engineering camp Caden Gamboa, 16, right, films a short documentary about teen dating violence with fellow students Adamary Dominguez, 15, left, and Daniel Levario, 15, Wednesday afternoon at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. Home Local News Education New Tech class making Teen Dating Violence PSAs Virgin Coco MojitoUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec How to Brown Chicken NextStay last_img read more

Five things you need to know today, May 8

first_img Facebook Chaplain Dr. Farrell Ard, Director of Pastoral Care at Medical Center Hospital, conducts a Blessing of the Hands ceremony with the Medical Center Hospital 8-Central Nurses Station staff Monday, May 7th, 2018. Ard and 20 additional clergy will spend time this week conducting Blessing of the Hands ceremonies in conjunction with National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week. This is the 13th year that MCH has conducted Blessing of the Hands ceremonies. Previous articleOdessa police investigating fatal crash in Southeast OdessaNext articleMan charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook By admin – May 8, 2018 OC employee of the year always learning Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 8. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. The Odessa City Council is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today for the first time since committing to reforms of the way they conduct such meetings in a March settlement stemming from a lawsuit filed last year by the Odessa American.2. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, has delivered a letter to Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath expressing his support of the proposed partnership between Ector County Independent School District and Ector Success Academy Network for the operation of Ector Middle School.3. The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet in a work study session at 6 p.m. today at the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave.4. A Midland man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Southeast Odessa.5. Odessa police arrested three women during the weekend in connection with separate investigations of child endangerment. Pinterest Twittercenter_img Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 8 WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitter WhatsApp Local News Five things you need to know today, May 8 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Southern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

AngioScreen Vascular Health screenings

first_img Previous articleYoung cast tackles ‘Aladdin’Next articleAlison Krauss: She’s got the Grammys admin Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Local News AngioScreen Vascular Health screenings Twitter ORMC logo wide.jpg center_img Twitter Pinterest By admin – June 8, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Odessa Regional Medical CenterOdessa Regional Medical Center, 515 N. Adams Ave., has scheduled AngioScreen Vascular Health screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday.For appointments and more information, call 582-8677.last_img read more

Standardized test results gloomy

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook EducationECISDLocal News Standardized test results gloomy Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – December 15, 2020 center_img TAGS  Presenting results from MAP and NAEP tests, Ector County ISD Superintendent Scott Muri said the results are grim. MAP stands for Measure of Academic Progress and NAEP stands for National Assessment of Educational Progress. This is the first year ECISD students have taken the MAP and Muri focused on reading and math for both MAP and NAEP. Muri detailed how COVID has impacted students and teachers. “When we talk about the COVID slide, it’s real and you can see that especially in the area of mathematics,” Muri told the board of trustees during their meeting Tuesday. “It’s a real phenomenon. These data indicate that fourth grade and eighth grade, in fact when we look at it even at every grade level, you can see that it has impacted our students. We also talked about our most fragile population as the most the most significantly impacted and we see that’s true in these data as well.” As the district moves forward, Muri said as they think about funding at the state level, “we clearly have a crisis that continues to happen in ECISD, as well as across the state.” “Today, 2.8 million children are physically attending school out of the 5.4 million children in our state, so we’ll have almost half the children in our state that haven’t been to school this year; actually haven’t been to school since March. The slide continues. In ECISD, we hover around 65 percent face-to-face; 35 percent virtual. We continue to see some of those declines happening, and then some of them continue even in the classroom,” Muri said. He noted that as he goes around the district, teachers are wearing masks and shields and keep their distance. The students can’t share manipulatives. “… in the classroom, our teachers have a hard time being at their prior best. I think they’re being at their best today, but they’re hindered by the continued presence of this virus and that’s going to continue into the second semester,” Muri said. “I’m very thankful that we are going to have 30 additional days for our elementary kids next summer. That’s going to make a difference. We’ll invest in those kids and create a different experience for them, but this type of learning loss isn’t repaired in a summer or even a semester. This is a multi-year repair opportunity for our kids.” In August 2021 when school starts, Muri said, they will be serving a different type of child. “I think about our pre-k kids that have never seen the faces of their teachers, and for the first time next year, they may, if things are different or better, they may get to see their teacher’s face for the very first time,” Muri said. “Those kids have been shaped by a school experience that is very different from what it should be, so we have some work to do academically as a school system to meet these needs of our most fragile children (who) need extra attention, as they always have, but right now the learning loss is just magnified because they’re already fragile so we see that in these data.” He said that when the Texas Legislature returns in January that the district makes sure dollars are not taken away over the next several years. Districts lost a lot of money in 2011 that Muri said should have been used to educate kids. “You can see the results of that. We can’t allow that to happen again, so even though our state is certainly struggling right now we have to make sure that education is the priority when it comes to investing in the well-being of our community,” Muri said. Muri said this is the first year for the MAP assessment and not all students took it. “So the data are a little skewed because in some school districts in Texas when this was administered, their students were completely virtual so they chose not to administer the assessment in a virtual environment,” Muri said. “In our system, the principals and teachers did a great job of not only administering face-to-face, but virtual as well. This year’s data from a MAP perspective doesn’t represent the whole of the story because some students in a virtual environment simply did not take it this year.” STAAR and End of Course exams will be administered this year, but the high stakes such as district and campus accountability won’t be tied to them. Muri said the data will be seen by teachers, families and students, but also the public. Asked by trustee Donna Smith if standards will be adjusted, Muri said that was the million dollar question. “The question right now is what does school in 21-22 have to look like because the kids are not going to be the same type of students. A third grader in 2021 is not going to look like any third grader that has ever entered the third grade. They’re going to be different. This virus has affected children. It has affected them academically; it has affected them socially and emotionally, so our job is to create a learning environment that receives those children as they are in August of 2021 and takes them on their academic journey. We will fail as a public school system if we do not change and if we pretend that that third grader is exactly like a third grader has always been. That’s what these people in the room are working on is what must school be in 2021 and beyond to meet the needs of kids … because these data really indicate they’re not going to be the same,” Muri said. Unfortunately for some children, the slide continues, Muri added. “It hasn’t been stopped. They’re not having the kind of experience they need; nor are kids. They’re not growing as quickly as we would like them to in an optimal environment. Again, teachers are challenged right now because of the barriers that COVID puts in our way so kids are having the best experiences that they can, but they’re not the kind of experiences that we would be able to provide if we didn’t have to deal with the restrictions,” he said. While this scenario can appear doom and gloom, Muri said there is a silver lining. “It represents a pretty incredible opportunity that we have to design around the challenges that we see our kids facing. We cannot have 8 percent of our economically disadvantaged fourth graders be proficient at the end of the year. That just can’t happen,” Muri said. Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleOAT121620_RunoffNext articleJavier Joven Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more