George Washington University to conduct spring semester online

“Managing this pandemic has called on us all to do our part to keep the community healthy and safe, and to support one another through these difficult decisions,” officials said in an email to the university community.

University leaders considered the spread of the virus, the school’s ability to house students safely and feedback from the community as they weighed the possibility of reopening the campus, according to the announcement.

Based on current conditions, the school said it is also unlikely commencement will be held in person in May.

GWU President Thomas J. ­LeBlanc told the Faculty Senate on Friday the spring semester “will look a lot like it looks right now,” according to the GW Hatchet, the student newspaper. Most classes are being taught remotely; exceptions have been made for a handful of courses that require research or in-person instruction.

The campus has reported 29 positive virus cases since

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a conversation with George the Poet

Last week I linked up for a long chat with George the Poet. George and I met through Big Change, an organization working to do something we both care about: to transform the potential of education so that it’s really about learning, not just school. With all the challenges this year in making basic “school” happen, this is the ideal moment to be asking: why are we doing this? What do we really want schools to do? This conversation is part of the work we’re both doing to help build a #NewEducationStory: a new set of aspirations and ideas for what education can be like. 

We started by talking about what makes an infinite game and why education is an infinite game, but school is not.

We reflected on what we got from our own educations and how they helped us to value education as an infinite game. Along

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Thousands of jobs to be created on Toyota site with higher density development proposed | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

The buyer of the Toyota site at Woolooware Bay forecasts the new business park it is planning will create thousands of jobs, with strong interest already fielded from global and national brands.

This will require higher density development across the site through a long-term masterplan, which can be sought under the present B7 zoning.

A Planning Proposal is expected to be submitted to Sutherland Shire Council within the next month.

The state government will be asked to support the new employment “hub” by upgrading the road system in the area.

Privately owned Aliro Group, through its institutionally backed Industrial Value Fund, AGIVF, purchased the site in March this year, and settlement is due to take place in November.

Aliro managing director and chief executive Daniel Wise said the intention was for the site to become a major job generating hub that will provide a diverse range of employment opportunities.

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Manchester School Board Election 2020: George J. Cervenak III

MANCHESTER, NJ — When voters go to the polls Nov. 3, they will be asked to choose four people to serve on the Manchester Township Board of Education.

There three, three-year full terms, and one one-year unfinished term up for election. The Board of Education is volunteer, meaning its members do not get paid to serve.

Patch asked each candidate to answer questions to give voters information about who they are and their stances on various issues. We are printing their responses in full, unedited except for spelling or punctuation.

Here are the answers from George Cervenak III, who is seeking to fill the one-year unexpired term. He is running under the slogan Education is Key.

Previous elective office, if any:


Does anyone in your family work for the school district or in politics?



Kean University – Master’s in educational leadership


Middle school mathematics teacher, Lakewood

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