Educate yourself about finance with Brian Basinger

Brian Basinger of Sapient Road Wealth Management says he wants everyone to be financially educated.

The business at 17023 Sienna Ridge Drive in 4S Ranch, offers financial planning in a variety of areas, including retirement and estate planning, education savings, insurance needs and tax strategies. He is also passionate about educating people about finance, Basinger said.

He has been a financial planner since 2005 and started his company in 2014. Basinger is a 1986 Poway High School graduate. He studied to become a certified public accountant at the University of California, Los Angeles, but realized after graduating he did not want to be an accountant his whole life, he said. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

Basinger said he traded equity options on the floor of the American Stock Exchange for about 10 years before moving back to San Diego. He also began his career in

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Meet your Somerset Board of Education candidates

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U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen spoke at a news conference Monday in Baltimore about mail delays in the leadup to the November election.

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As November inches closer, a historic election has already started to take shape. 

In Maryland, questions of how to carry a safe presidential election during an ongoing public health crisis in COVID-19 led to heated debates. 

The State Board of Elections had finally settled on a format by August. All of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions will use “vote centers” for in-person voting, while eligible voters will be sent applications for mail-in ballots to encourage voting by mail.

By this week, many Marylanders have already received their ballots and begun casting their votes. 

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The biggest race on the ticket is,

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LSUS reports student enrollment increase despite COVID-19 pandemic

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LSUS reported it is now the fastest-growing higher education institution in Louisiana in the last five years.

The university boasts the largest freshman class in five years and the largest number of retained students in five years.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, LSUS’s fall enrollment is 9,877 students—a

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Lester B. Pearson School Board elections set for Nov. 1

Editor’s note: The scheduled Nov. 1 school board elections in the English school system are being postponed because of the pandemic, Premier François Legault announced Wednesday.



a man standing on a sidewalk: Chris Eustace, a retired teacher, is running again to become chairman of the Lester B. Pearson School Board.


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Chris Eustace, a retired teacher, is running again to become chairman of the Lester B. Pearson School Board.


 

Two former teachers are vying to become the next chair of the Lester B. Pearson School Board.

But the comparisons end there for Judy Kelley and Chris Eustace, the candidates in the Nov. 1 school board election.

While Kelley is a strong proponent of the current school board structure, Eustace favours the Coalition Avenir Québec’s plan, under Bill 40, to scrap school boards and replace them with service centres.

Eustace, who taught at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School for 34 years, also ran for the chair position in 2014 but lost to incumbent Suanne Stein Day , who later resigned under a

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Newton high school robotics team cracks the code for making virtual learning fun

“I had to put myself in the shoes of a third-grader who is sitting at a computer at home and wants to be told a story,” Skyler Bohnert, a Newton North High School senior who taught a history class at the camp, said. “They don’t want to be lectured at, they don’t want to take a test, but they want to be involved in a conversation about something they find interesting.”

Kavya Ajaykumar, a sophomore at Newton North High School and a co-founder of Camp AMP, said background noises and technological challenges can make it difficult for students to speak naturally to their classmates and teacher over Zoom and socialize with each other and feel a sense of community.

Ajaykumar said they staffed Camp AMP entirely with high school students because they had firsthand experience of abruptly transitioning to online learning when schools closed in March. Focusing on facilitated class

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Local law enforcement will educate and not issue citations for capacity order violations

FOX VALLEY, Wis. (WBAY) -The new state order limiting public gatherings to no more than 25% of a room or building’s total occupancy goes into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Like the safer at home order and the state’s mask mandate, this move is raising questions about enforcement.



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The new capacity order doesn’t go into effect until Thursday, but the idea of it being enforced is already drawing criticism from some business owners. In a now deleted Facebook post, the owner of a Fond du Lac Bar said he’s keeping his tavern open and doing what he wants to do — even calling out the Sheriff. The Sheriff tells me the owner apologized to him and said his frustration is with the governor, not local authorities.

But, according to the county health officer, what the state is asking people to do

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South Brunswick Board Of Education Profile: Smitha Raj

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — South Brunswick resident Smitha Raj is concerned about the falling ranking of district schools. “While the decline in our school performance is troubling, this also has a broader impact on our community as people find South Brunswick a less desirable community to raise their children,” said Raj.

Raj who works as a programmer has a PhD in economics. Along with Raja Krishna and Mike Mitchell, she is running for a seat in the Board of Education this Nov.3.

Raj tells Patch that she has plan to overcome challenges faced by the school system and improve the overall ranking of the district.

Read below to learn more about Raj and her platform for the upcoming elections in South Brunswick.

Name – Smitha Raj

Age (as of Election Day) – 39

Position Sought – Board of Education member

Does anyone in your family work in politics or government? No

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Global EdTech and Smart Classroom Market (2020 to 2025) – Increasing Spending on the Education Sector Presents Opportunities

DUBLIN, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “EdTech and Smart Classroom Market by Hardware (Interactive Displays, Interactive Projectors), System (LMS, SIS, TMS), Technology (Gamification, Analytics, Advanced Technology), and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global EdTech and smart classroom market size is expected to grow from USD 85.8billion in 2020 to USD 181.3billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.1% during the forecast period.

The major factors driving the growth of the EdTech and smart classroom market include growing adoption of eLearning solutions, impact of COVID-19 pandemic and growing need for online teaching-learning models to continue the education system in lockdown.

Learning management system segment to hold the largest market share during the forecast period

The LMS applications are used for the supervision, certification, tracking, and offering of eLearning applications. These systems primarily track classroom instructions, automate

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Worcester Board of Education candidates in their own words

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues into the fall, election experts are worried Maryland will face a poll worker shortage.

Salisbury Daily Times

As November inches closer, a historic election has already started to take shape. 

In Maryland, questions of how to carry a safe presidential election during an ongoing public health crisis in COVID-19 led to heated debates. 

The State Board of Elections had finally settled on a format by August. All of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions will use “vote centers” for in-person voting, while eligible voters will be sent applications for mail-in ballots to encourage voting by mail.

By this week, many Marylanders have already received their ballots and begun casting their votes. 

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The biggest race on the ticket is, of course, who will

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Superintendents worry about academic slide, cite community criticism

New Hampshire superintendents told lawmakers they have concerns about upcoming school vacations and “academic slide,” at the same time citing criticism they have received from their communities over decisions related to COVID-19.

Five superintendents, representing different regions of the state, met with the Joint House and Senate Education Committee Wednesday via Zoom webinar to discuss their successes and concerns around COVID-19. The hearing was part of a four-hour session, where the committee also heard from area principals, school nurses and special educators.

Several superintendents mentioned concern over upcoming Thanksgiving and winter breaks, and the impact it could have if students or employees choose to travel out of state. New Hampshire requires everyone traveling into the state from non-New England states to self-quarantine for two weeks after arrival.

Many districts are facing staff shortages for in-person learning, which becomes an issue when employees are required to quarantine. 

“We are stuck in

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