Governor signs bill delaying penalties from new Indiana exam

first_img Governor signs bill delaying penalties from new Indiana exam Facebook Google+ By Associated Press – February 13, 2020 0 175 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNews Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Education) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana schools and teachers won’t face any penalties from lower student scores on the state’s new ILEARN standardized exam under a proposal that’s been signed into law.The bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Eric Holcomb grants a two-year delay on schools receiving a lower A-F state rating based on scores from the 2019 or 2020 ILEARN exams.The delay comes after fewer than half of Indiana students met expected achievement levels when the exam was first given in the spring of 2019.Holcomb says the delay will ensure that students, teachers and schools have the time they need to successfully adjust to the new exam. Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleButtigieg lands black South Carolina lawmaker’s endorsementNext articleMetro Homicide investigating two deadly shootings in South Bend Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

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Congress in Unanimous Vote Passes Bill of Rights for Sexual Assault Victims

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn a sparkling show of bipartisanship, the House of Representatives and Congress passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights on Friday, October 7th.The legislation emphasizes survivors’ free access to rape kits, which are key pieces of evidence necessary for a proper court case. Because prosecution can be expensive and time-consuming procedures, survivors often put off taking charges to court until proper affairs and resources are in order.RELATED: Obama Quietly Signs Ban on Products Made by Children and SlavesYet thousands of survivors are charged money for the preservation of their rape kits or have found their rape kits destroyed by the state without their consent. Victims also report never being told their test results even after being examined.Thanks to the new bill, however, patients will never again be charged fees for a rape kit’s preservation and will have the unalienable right of vetoing the state’s decision to destroy the evidence. Survivors will also be guaranteed notification of test results following examination.MORE: Former Child Brides Win Case in Court: Zimbabwe Bans Child Marriage“The uneven patchwork of laws across the country and the lack of substantive rights for sexual-assault survivors prevent them from having full access to the justice system,” California representative Mimi Walters said on the House floor. “Survivors of sexual assault have faced unspeakable trauma, and they should not face unnecessary barriers to justice.”Spread The Good News: Click To Share   A Photographer Stole These 14 Photos from North Korea. #6 is Unbelievable! HealthCrash x Sponsored by RevcontentFind Out More >77,772AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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L’Express des Iles celebrates anniversary of first call to Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! 294 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img (L-R)Gerry Aird Managing Director H.H.V Witchurch and Company Limited and Director General of L’Express des Iles Ronald BellmareL’Express des Iles will celebrate thirty years connecting Dominica to Guadeloupe, Martinique, Marie-Galante, Les Saints and Saint Lucia via sea on Sunday July 9 2017.Director General of L’Express des Iles Ronald Bellmare said when service started in Dominica thirty years ago, just about twenty thousand passengers were transported in and out of Dominica to neighbouring islands compared to between seventy and eighty thousand passengers now.“That means in the thirty year period we have multiplied by four the number of passengers entering and leaving Dominica by sea. That’s a long story – thirty years but it’s not the end, it’s just a step,” he said.He said to date about 1.3 million passengers have been carried by the company.Bellmare added that the thirtieth anniversary was a good way to have “friends” of the company gather to say thank you.“You are part of our success, without Dominica, without the Dominican passengers our success would not be what it is so it’s just our way to thank you to the population, to the authorities and of course to say thank you to our agents,” he explained.He further commended the company’s agent in Dominica H.H.V Witchurch and Company Limited saying they have been very “lucky” to work with the Dominican company.“I know a lot of carriers that have got problem from time to time with agents,” he said adding, “A company like that, that open all the doors in the country when we need any kind of help, any kind of things to be facilitated, when you have a good agent, that knows everyone, that can knock at every door to open for you, that help a lot and I will say that with Witchurch we have found this.”Gerry Aird Managing Director H.H.V Witchurch and Company Limited, agent for L’Express des Iles said of the thirty year relationship, “It has been an extremely pleasant, rewarding event all those years particularly for the company but not only that L’Express des Iles has served Dominica and Dominicans very well over that time.”In a ceremony conjoined with the feast of St. Peter the refurbished Dublanc Playing Field and Pavilion will be dedicated.Hans Victor Senior Supervisor Shipping and Tours Department said, “Mr. Bellmare and L’Express des Iles has decided to invest almost a quarter million dollars into the village of Dublanc.”This is due to most of the fifteen locals employed aboard the ships hail from the village of Dublanc and the fact that Mr. Bellmare “fell in love” with the community.Victor explained that he met with the village council which informed that they would like the playing field and pavilion refurbished.“It wasn’t in a deplorable state but it wasn’t to the standard that they would have liked it to be so Mr. Bellmare agreed that he would take over this, finance this project and this would be part of him giving back to Dominica, to Dublanc,” Victor said. BusinessLocalNewsRegional L’Express des Iles celebrates anniversary of first call to Dominica by: – July 8, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

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