Mitchell Board of Education approves air unit purchase

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The board approved the action by unanimous vote at the Mitchell Career & Technical Education Academy during the latest regular meeting of the board. Joe Graves, superintendent for the Mitchell School District, said school officials determined the source of the problem was an air unit in the kitchen area. The district let out bids for … Read more

Virginia Tech board approves school’s largest budget | Education

FILE, The Roanoke Times The Roanoke Times The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the school’s largest ever budget last week at $1.74 billion for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The education and general portion of the budget, which includes the University Division and Virginia Cooperative Extension, totals $974 million, a 3.7 percent increase from a … Read more

Asbury Park approves private pool club despite FEMA threat to drop city’s flood insurance

Asbury Park pool club bar rendering

Not quite capping a three-year controversy, the Asbury Park Planning Board this week approved a beachfront pool club that supporters say will fuel the shore resort’s rebirth as an upscale getaway but critics condemn as an exclusive enclave that would further divide the haves from have-nots. The board voted 5-2 vote Monday night to grant … Read more

Aspen Board of Education approves master agreement with teachers

Aspen Board of Education approves master agreement with teachers

Aspen School District teachers wait in line for The Rolling Fork food truck on the school campus while being celebrated for teacher appreciation week on Wednesday, March 5, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times) The idea of a master agreement between the Aspen School District Board of Education and the Aspen Educational Association has been brewing … Read more

Mason City Board of Education approves increasing wages | Education

CHRIS ZOELLER, Globe Gazette Employees of Mason City Schools will see an increase in wages because of approvals by the Mason City Board of Education. Paraprofessionals, food service, buildings and grounds, and certified employees will receive a 1.3% increase in wages and benefits beginning July 1, 2021. Hourly rates for employees at any step of … Read more

US Senate approves bill investing in semiconductors

US Senate approves bill investing in semiconductors

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 in favor of legislation intended to battle back against overseas competition, especially a growing threat from China, including investing more than $50 billion into the making of semiconductors, a product badly needed by the auto industry. The legislation also includes $2 billion in specific investments in older generation semiconductors … Read more

Indiana Board Of Education Approves State’s First Private Virtual Schools

Indiana saw growing interest in virtual education even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced many students online. FILE PHOTO: WFIU/WTIU The Indiana Board of Education approved accreditation for two new virtual schools at its meeting Wednesday. The schools are the state’s first-ever private virtual schools, and both plan to participate in the school voucher program. FaithPrep … Read more

World Health Organization Approves China’s Sinovac Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Use

Mall Theater Converts Into Vaccination Centre In Manila

Topline The World Health Organization has approved a coronavirus vaccine made by China’s Sinovac Biotechfor emergency use as the international health authority seeks to expand the number of vaccines it distributes to fight the pandemic in poor countries, where immunization rates badly trail that in wealthier nations. A healthcare worker administers a dose of Sinovac … Read more

Japan approves chip development project with Taiwan’s TSMC

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will work with around 20 Japanese firms as part of a ¥37 billion project. | REUTERS

Japan has signed off on a ¥37 billion semiconductor research project to develop cutting-edge chip technology in the country with the market-leading Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Taiwan’s chipmaking plants are among the largest and most advanced in the world, and the project is intended to boost Japan’s competitiveness in a key sector. The move … Read more