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IPL 2020 : IPL broadcaster Star India ‘happy’, all IPL on-air…

first_img Football Sport News Football Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSIPL 2020 live on star sportsIPL 2020 Live StreamingIPL 2020 revenuesIPL 2020 sponsorIPL 2020 Sponsors list SHARE SportSport News Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales look ready and equipped for Italy challenge early on; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteabley|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Football Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Latest Sports News Sport News Previous articleIPL 2020: Pacer Billy Stanlake gives UAE’s pitch report after 1st training session; Check out VideoNext articleIPL 2020: Will these CPL 2020 stars be able to repeat their success in the IPL? Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) season is still 1 week away but good news is coming in from Star India’s headquarters. The official broadcasters of the IPL 2020 has managed to sell all sponsorship packages for the season this year.This means all on-air sponsor packages on Star India are completely sold out for the season. As is the norm, Star has decided to hold 8-10% inventory on IPL 2020 which will be sold independently at a 15-20% premium closer to the Diwali. 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Other than this sponsorship partners have also been built on PPL (Pre Post Lunch / Mid innings) programming. All the sponsorship spots are completely sold out”, informed a source from Star India to InsideSportAs declared earlier by Gautam Thakar, CEO Star Sports, Star has signed deals with Amazon, Byjus, Dream11, PhonePe, PolyCab, ITC, Coca Cola, Rummy Circle, AMFI, P&G, Kamla Pasand and various others.“We already have 15 sponsors and 60 advertisers on board and currently we are in advanced stage with a few categories for associate sponsorships and many more for spot buys”, Thakar had said last week.But according to the source, in last one week Star India has sold balance remaining sponsorship slots as well for the IPL 2020. This further proves the strength of brand IPL which despite of Covid-19 inflicted challenges is standing as strong as before.IPL 2020 : Byjus biggest spender on-air, Dream11 biggest spender overall in IPL 2020According to the info available with InsideSport, Byjus’s will be the biggest spender this year on the ON-AIR advertising and Dream11 will be the highest spender overall in the IPL 2020. Byjus who were conservative while bidding for the IPL Title sponsorship is spending the biggest on the ON-AIR advertising in IPL 2020. According to the sources, Byjus who already had singed up as Co-Presenting partner of the league with Star has now also signed up as lead sponsor of Pre-Post and Mid-Innings (PPL) shows of IPL 2020.It is worth noting that Maruti last year was the lead sponsor of PPL shows and will now be replaced by online learning company Byjus.Byjus total on-air spending will be in the range of 150-160Cr for the season.But without any doubt Dream11 will be the most visible brand in IPL 2020 on the back of spendings on both IPL Title Sponsorship and IPL ON-AIR sponsorship with Star India. Dream11 is shelling out 222Cr for IPL Title sponsorship and will be spending in the range of 125-130Cr with Star as Co-Presenting partner.IPL 2020 big hit with advertisers, more than 200 brands to ride IPL 2020 bandwagonAs the entire world reels under the pain of Covid-19, the IPL MONEY TRAIN is running as smooth as it was in past.More than 200 brands will be riding on the brand IPL currently in its 13th season.These brands will be advertising either as On-Air advertisers with broadcaster Star India, BCCI Central Sponsorships, IPL Team Sponsorships, or as advertisers on IPL Live Streaming feed on Disney+ Hotstar. According to the InsideSport estimates, the total number of advertisers on IPL 2020 will easily cross 200 in numbers.IPL 2020 Central Sponsorships: 6 Brands including Dream11, Tata Motors, UNACADEMY, Cred, PayTM & CEATIPL 2020 On-Air Advertising : According to Star Sports own admission already 80 advertisers are on board currently on IPL 2020. Brands like Byju’s, Amazon, Dream11 have signed as CoPresenting partners of the league. Star is expected to sign 30-40 more advertisers over next 12 days before the IPL 2020 begins on September 19th.IPL 2020 Team Sponsors: Despite of pull out by some of the brands owing to Covid-19 and shift in the dates of IPL 2020, still all franchises have signed 8-10 brands on a average each for IPL 2020.IPL 2020 Live Streaming : Disney Hotstar is official DIGITAL streaming partner of the LEAGUE. The response by the advertisers on the digital feed of IPL 2020 is extremely encouraging according to reports coming in from Hotstar Sales team. India’s leading streaming platform has already signed more than 12-15 brands for this addition of the league.last_img read more

ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( 2006 Annual Report

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img

Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileBenso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is an oil palm plantation company in Ghana involved in growing and processing crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. The company is based at the Adum Banso Estate in Takoradi, Ghana. It owns over 5 000 hectares of oil palm plantations and processes crude palm oil to produce oil products for domestic consumption. Brands include RBD Palm Oil and RBD Palm Olein. BOPP produces oil products for the Ghana market and for export to regions in West Africa. The company is also involved in refining fats and oils and owns the patent for technology that converts wasted food into nutritious food. BOPP is a subsidiary of Wilmar International Limited and Unilever Ghana has a stake in its business. Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Meridian Marshall Holdings ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgMeridian Marshall Holdings ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Meridian Marshall Holdings ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meridian Marshall Holdings ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meridian Marshall Holdings (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileMeridian-Marshall Holding Company Limited (Marshalls) is a public educational initiative of Meridian Pre-University (PMU) which provides career-orientated post-secondary education courses as well as degree and diploma programmes for high school graduates and working adults in African and internationally. The company offers business-orientated degree and diploma programmes for students wishing to enter the fields of business management, arts and social sciences, modern languages, information technology, and hospitality and tourism. WASSCS graduates and working adults attend Microsoft-certified courses to improve their business technology skills. Other post-graduate courses on offer include engineering, law, communication, medicine and practical job skills. Marshalls is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to operate as a tertiary institution and is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Microsoft Technology Academy in the USA. Marshalls is based in Accra, Ghana. Meridian-Marshall Holdings is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Our Alternative World Cup XV

first_imgSir Ian Mcgeechan, who is used to bringing players together, would be in charge our alternative XVEveryone will be keen to see how the Richie McCaws, Quade Coopers and Chris Ashtons of the rugby world perform in New Zealand over the coming weeks, but what about those not taking part?The World Cup is rugby’s showpiece event but not everyone has the chance to compete in it, so here at Rugby World we decided to pick a match-day 22 from all those players around the globe not at the tournament.  Some names you’re sure to recognise and others might not be so familiar, but it’s a team that would cause problems for most nations at RWC 2011. It’s a mix of youth and experience, pace and power, flair and doggedness.Below we explain the myriad of reasons why these players weren’t picked – and are unlikely to be called out to New Zealand as injury replacements – but why they deserve a place in our starting XV. As for who should coach this diverse group of players, it has to be Sir Ian McGeechan, so used is he to bringing players from different nations together with the Lions.1. Loosehead Prop – Kevin TkachukAge 34 (11 Sept 1976)Born ManitobaCountry: CanadaClub: UnattachedHeight 6ftWeight 18st 5lbThe shock omission from Canada’s World Cup squad, Tkachuk is a veteran of 53 Tests and seven years at Glasgow Warriors. He left the club at the end of last season to focus on the World Cup, but Canucks coach Kieran Crowley said: “We felt some players have gone past Kevin in performances.” Still, any team would benefit from his experience.2. Hooker – Schalk BritsAge 30 (16 May 1981)Born EmpangeniCountry South AfricaClub SaracensHeight 5ft 11inWeight 15st 6lbA premiership winner and a star in the northern hemisphere, with running and passing skills to make any back jealous – but he gets no love from the South Africa selectors. He won three caps in 2008 but has since been ignored and says: “There’s an illusion that if you weigh less than 100kg, my weight, you can’t scrum.”3. Tighthead Prop – Carl HaymanAge 31 (14 Nov 1979)Born OpunakeCountry New ZealandClub ToulonHeight 6ft 4inWeight 18st 10lbNew Zealand did all they could to tempt Hayman back home, reportedly even offering to help him set up a farm, but instead of another shot at World Cup glory he opted to sign a big-money deal with Toulon. He’s still one of the world’s best tightheads so it was a blow for Graham Henry, who would have liked Hayman in the black No 3 jersey.4 Second-Row – Ian EvansAge 26 (4 Oct 1984)Born JohannesburgCountry WalesClub OspreysHeight 6ft 9inWeight 18st 4lbEvans made his Wales debut on the same 2006 tour to Argentina as Alun Wyn Jones and both were expected to enjoy long Test careers. But while Jones has now amassed 50 caps, Evans is stuck on 16. Warren Gatland is a fan but a horrible run of injuries means he hasn’t played a Test since 2008.5. Second-Row – Erik LundAge 32 (3 July 1979)Born FredrikstadCountry NorwayClub BiarritzHeight 6ft 8inWeight 19st 2lbBorn in Norway, raised in England, Lund made slow but steady progress through rugby’s ranks before excelling for Leeds in 2009-10. He’s proved an equally powerful presence at Biarritz and he wasn’t out of his depth donning Baa-Baas stripes this summer, but he pledged his allegiance to Norway early on.6. Blindside – Anton RudoyAge 28 (21 Feb 1983)Born AlmatyCountry KazakhstanClub Enisey-STMHeight 6ft 2inWeight 14st 6lbRugby is clearly in the Rudoy genes. Mum Olga played in five World Cups, her last aged 47, while Anton has impressed for Kazakhstan’s men, but couldn’t help them qualify for RWC 2011. A destructive ball-carrier with a penchant for scoring tries, he deserves to play on rugby’s biggest stage.7 Openside – Nili LatuAge 29 (19 Feb 1982)Born TongatapuCountry TongaClub Green RocketsHeight 6ftWeight 15st 12lbLatu was one of the stars of the 2007 World Cup. Dynamic with ball in hand and a snaffler at the breakdown, he led Tonga with aplomb as they troubled finalists South Africa and England in the pool stages. But he’s been kicked out of the current squad by coach Isitolo Maka for “disciplinary reasons”.8. Number 8 – Simon TaylorAge 32 (17 Aug 1979)Born StirlingCountry ScotlandClub BathHeight 6ft 4inWeight 17st 12lbLong seen as one of Scotland’s most talented and consistent performers, Taylor made himself unavailable to the national team in August 2009. He wanted to concentrate on club rugby and staying fit having been dogged by injuries ever since the 2001 Lions tour. Two years on and it seems he brought his Test career to a premature end.9. Scrum-Half – Byron KelleherAge 34 (3 Dec 1976)Born DunedinCountry New ZealandClub Stade FrançaisHeight 5ft 9inWeight 15st Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit He may not be the best scrum-half in the world but Graham Henry would doubtless want him in his All Blacks squad given that the uninspiring pair of Jimmy Cowan and Piri Weepu are currently fighting over the No 9 shirt. Kelleher’s strength suits the Top 14 where he enjoyed great success with Toulouse before joining Stade in June.10 Fly-Half – Danny CiprianiAge 23 (2 Nov 1987)Born RoehamptonCountry EnglandClub RebelsHeight 6ftWeight 14st 13lbOh danny boy, how a nation loved you – and then you threw it all away. Cipriani divides opinion but no one can deny his talent on the pitch, in attack at least (defensively there are big flaws). Since he was a teen he was tipped to be England’s No 10 at RWC 2011, but high-profile misdemeanours and a move Down Under put paid to that.11. Left-Wing – Tim Visser Age 24 (29 May 1987)Born ZeewoldeCountry ScotlandClub EdinburghHeight 6ft 4inWeight 17stHolland may want Visser but the potent finisher is holding out for Test honours with Scotland. The ‘Flying Dutchman’ has topped the Magners League try chart for the past two years and crossed twice for the Barbarians against England in May. He qualifies for the Scots next summer and could be a familiar face in the team by 2015.12. Inside-Centre – Lote TuqiriAge 31 (23 Sept 1979)Born NamatakulaCountry AustraliaClub Wests Tigers RLHeight 6ft 3inWeight 16st 5lbThe Wallabies could have called on an older head this year had that head been more wise. Tuqiri was contracted to the ARU until 2012 so would have challenged for a World Cup spot, but in July 2009 was sacked after bringing a woman back to his hotel room in a Test week. He’s since returned to league, but would make a hard-running centre.13. Outside-Centre – Mathew TaitAge 25 (6 Feb 1986)Born Shotley BridgeCountry EnglandClub LeicesterHeight 6ftWeight 14st 2lbTait played in every match of England’s 2007 World Cup campaign, starting five. The future seemed bright but injury problems, coupled with England’s desire to opt for power instead of finesse, have seen his career stutter. He’ll get a fresh start at Leicester, but will he be back in contention in 2015?14. Right Wing – Rupeni CaucauAge 31 (5 June 1980)Born NabouwaluCountry FijiClub ToulouseHeight 5ft 11inWeight 17st 4lbSpeed, footwork and a talent for the spectacular; Caucau is a joy to watch, one of rugby’s greatest attacking geniuses. However, he’s not so good at timekeeping, weight watching or staying out of trouble. Anyone would love him in their team, but his unreliable nature means they don’t know if he’d turn up.15. Full-back – Isa NacewaAge 29 (22 July 1982)Born AucklandCountry FijiClub LeinsterHeight 5ft 11inWeight 13st 12lbTwo minutes – that’s how much Test rugby Nacewa has played. He didn’t realise that by playing for Fiji v Scotland in 2003 he was ineligible for the All Blacks and unsuccessfully tried to have the cap annulled. Fiji asked the Irish Players’ Player of the Year to play for them this year but he declined, to focus on his pregnant wife and twins.Bench16. Takeshi Kizu Japan17. Ceri Jones Wales18. Jone Qovu Fiji19. Sione Lauaki New Zealand20. Ricky Januarie South Africa21. Nick Evans New Zealand22. Regan King New ZealandThis article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. You may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Tax breaks for alumni could build university endowments

first_img Howard Lake | 28 May 2003 | News  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tax breaks for alumni could build university endowments A report on university endowment funds calls for tax breaks for graduates to help establish and increase endowment funds for UK universities.The report “University Endowments” by the Sutton Trust points out that only five UK universities have endowments worth £100 million or more, compared to 207 universities in the USA.Chair of the Sutton Trust Peter Lampl also called for grater professional fundraising within UK universities to improve the endowment position. In particular he recommended devoting greater effort at targeting the right alumni to secure the biggest gifts. The trust’s report called for “vice-chancellors and senior managers need to be involved at this level.” Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Capital appeal Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Management Research / statistics The report also argued that the current Gift Aid system for tax-efficient giving was too complicated. Instead, like the USA, donors should be able to claim all the tax back on their donation, rather than sharing the reclaim with the charity.Read “Tax breaks could attract university donors, says trust” by Donald MacLeod at The Guardian. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World (Quadrant Book)

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World (Quadrant Book) [amzn_product_post] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News  5 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Objections to fundraising during pandemic explored in Rogare project

first_img Tagged with: COVID-19 research Rogare Melanie May | 25 June 2020 | News Objections to fundraising during pandemic explored in Rogare project AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  410 total views,  2 views today “The need to fundraise is just as imperative during an emergency as it is during normal times, and may be even greater. Yet, if the objections to fundraising that fundraisers are currently encountering become the norm, charities will find themselves in an even more parlous state, with the effects of the pandemic exacerbated by a reluctance to ask for support.”The report – Advocating for fundraising during emergencies: How to respond to arguments that fundraising is ‘inappropriate’ during the coronavirus pandemic’ – can be downloaded from the Rogare website. Fundraising think tank Rogare has published the findings of a project to develop counter-arguments to the most frequently encountered objections to fundraising during the pandemic.Objections to fundraising were collected from Canada, UK and USA and grouped into four themes: economic, public anxiety, perceived inappropriateness, and perception of need.Counter-arguments were then build on ideas previously developed by Rogare for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Canada’s Canadian Fundraising Narrative. These can be used or adapted by fundraisers to fit their own situations and contexts.As one example, in response to objections focusing on peoples’ financial difficulties, the project team recommends countering with something that might include:“Some charities may feel that asking for support when people are struggling financially is inappropriate. Although many people’s incomes have been affected, there are others whose financial circumstances are unchanged. The lockdown has altered spending patterns, meaning that some people may have more money available to donate to charity than previously. Charities have always appealed to people at all levels of the socio-economic scale. Charities’ most loyal supporters are often those with modest incomes giving small regular or cash gifts.”A second example, in response to objections based around the thought that charities not directly involved in the frontline response to the pandemic should not be fundraising:“It isn’t up to us to determine which needs are more urgent or more important. Fundraising is ethical when it balances our duty to ask for support on behalf of our beneficiaries with the rights of the donor to choose whether to give at this time or not. We cannot presume to know what is in our donors’ minds, nor to choose on their behalf whether to give or not.”Canadian fundraiser Vivian Smith of Liberty Quest Enterprises led the project with the team including, from the UK and Ireland, Craig Mullaly from SOS Children’s Villages, Colin Skehan from Trócaire, and Ruth Smyth from Boldlight.Project leader Vivian Smith commented:“We know that fundraisers are encountering these types of objections, not just from board and senior management, but from colleagues and donors too. Some of the project team have had direct experience of it.“So what we aim to give fundraisers are the types of things they could say to people to persuade them that sensitive and appropriate fundraising should continue. We’re not suggesting fundraisers copy and paste what we’ve crafted, but we do hope we’ll have saved them a lot of the brainpower and time.”Rogare’s Director Ian MacQuillin added: Advertisement  411 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Alleged killers of journalist Dmitri Zavadski sentenced

first_img News News Follow the news on Belarus Organisation March 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Alleged killers of journalist Dmitri Zavadski sentenced News to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more Belarus18 March 2002On 14 March 2002, the Minsk Regional Court sentenced two formermembers of the Interior Ministry’s special forces to life in prison for themurder of five persons and the July 2000 disappearance of journalist andcameraman Dmitri Zavadski. No further details concerning the journalist’sprobable assassination were exposed during the trial and sentencing.RSF underlines that during the trial, no new information materialised that wouldestablish the location of the disappeared journalist’s body, determine the exactcircumstances surrounding his murder, or help to identify the persons whoordered the journalist’s abduction.RSF is surprised that the Minsk court did not make a serious effort to findanswers to these unresolved questions. The organisation believes that a properinvestigation must now be launched in order to identify the guilty parties. RSFalso supports the various efforts by Svetlana Zavadskaya, Zavadski’s widow, andher lawyer to determine the facts of this case and ensure that those responsiblefor the journalist’s abduction and murder are punished accordingly. Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia The Minsk court did not make any effort to locate the body of Dmitri Zavadski nor to identify those who ordered the journalist’s abduction. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information 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