Scalia’s grandson among Rhodes alums, supporting Amy Coney Barrett


Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is facing senators’ questions for the first time during confirmation hearings. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Barrett Tuesday morning what she would say in response to those who see her as “a female Scalia.” (Oct. 13)

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A group of 550 Rhodes College alumni have signed a statement affirming fellow alumna and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, whose confirmation hearing began Monday. The letter comes after 1,800 other alumni signed a letter opposing Barrett’s nomination. 

Among the 550 supporters is Antonin Scalia, Rhodes College graduate of 2018 and grandson of the late Justice Antonin Scalia (the name skipped a generation, the grandson explained). Barrett, who clerked for the justice in the 1990s, has called the older Scalia a mentor, whose lessons “still resonate.” 

“His judicial philosophy is mine too: A judge must apply the law as written,” Barrett said during her

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Proposition 208 still makes me queasy, but I’m supporting Invest in Ed


Opinion: Two years ago, I opposed Invest in Education. Here’s why I’ve changed my mind.

Marisol Garcia, an eighth-grade social studies teacher in the Isaac School District and vice president of the Arizona Education Association, stands by boxes containing the 435,669 signatures for the InvestInEd ballot initiative that were turned in at the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office at the state Capitol in Phoenix on July 2, 2020. (Photo: David Wallace/The Republic)

Here, finally, is where the rubber meets the road for Arizona’s children.

Should we raise taxes to boost funding for public schools? Or is the state’s current investment in their (and our) future good enough?

Supporters of Proposition 208 will tell you that it’s time, finally, to Invest in Education.

As long as we can do it with someone else’s money.

Opponents of Proposition 208 will tell you that if voters raise taxes on the richest among

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Mondly Partners with Oxford University Press to Introduce An Enhanced English Language Learning Module Supporting 33 Languages

BRASOV, Romania, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mondly, one of the world’s leading online language platforms, and Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press, today announce a new suite of custom English progress tests via the Mondly app.

Mondly partners with Oxford University Press to introduce custom English learning and assessment module (PRNewsfoto/Mondly)
Mondly partners with Oxford University Press to introduce custom English learning and assessment module (PRNewsfoto/Mondly)

The collaboration between Mondly and OUP enables English language learning, assessment, and testing in 33 languages, including less common languages like Danish, Persian, or Hebrew. The new module offers easily accessible learning support with access to 3,500+ different questions and 108 different English language progress tests for each of the languages included in the partnership.

As part of this module, Mondly will now have lessons based on Oxford Practice Grammar tests and the Oxford 3000, and that are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for reporting at levels

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Newspapers in Education program supporting local teachers

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Adam Winkler makes at least one quick stop each morning before beginning his teaching day at Glynn Academy.

Winkler, an English and Language Arts teacher, picks up a stack of copies of The Brunswick News at the newspaper’s Brunswick office every morning. He later distributes the papers to students in his journalism class, which is part of a new expanded pathway opportunity at Glynn Academy.

“It’s a really good elective to allow kids who want to write to write whatever they want and learn the fundamentals of journalism,” he said.

Winkler is one of many teachers in Glynn County who has signed up this year for the publication’s Newspapers in Education (NIE) program, through which teachers receive delivery of the newspaper twice a week at their school to use for educational purposes in the classroom.

Buff Leavy, president of The Brunswick News Publishing Co., said he’s

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