Councillor on Harrogate council resigns after health scares to ‘put family first’

Stepping down – Coun Samantha Mearns, who was elected to serve the Scriven Park ward in Knaresborough on Harrogate Borough Council in 2018. Conservative Coun Samantha Mearns, who was elected to serve the Scriven Park ward in Knaresborough on Harrogate Borough Council in May 2018, said it had been a “great honour” to represent local … Read more

Health Care Needs and a New Jail Loom Large in Queens City Council Race

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Council Member Karen Koslowitz (photo: John McCarten/City Council) Queens’ Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park, and Richmond Hill neighborhoods are losing their City Council member, Karen Koslowitz, who has served five terms over two stints but is again term-limited from seeking reelection. The District 29 race to succeed Koslowitz is flooded with nine Democrats running in … Read more

Milwaukee Health Department alerts council that some aspects of lead program ‘mismanaged’

Window sill at a Milwaukee home undergoing lead abatement in 2002

The Milwaukee Health Department alerted members of the city’s Common Council Thursday that it had become aware of mismanagement of “some aspects of our lead program.” The department was mired in scandal and the former commissioner Bevan Baker resigned in 2018 after it came to light that the Health Department had failed to provide services for families of children … Read more

Education leader announces bid for East San Jose council seat

Peter Ortiz spends his days walking down the Alum Rock business corridor, talking to small business owners. Next year, he hopes to walk the top floor of San Jose City Hall. Ortiz, who serves as a Santa Clara County Board of Education trustee, announced Thursday he is running for the San Jose City Council District 5 seat, … Read more

Council Bluffs Schools reshuffles administrators as five leave district | Education

Mark Schuldt, who has served as the chief of elementary schools since 2017, will serve six elementary schools as well as the two middle schools next year. Schuldt joined Council Bluffs Community Schools in 1998 as a teacher at Longfellow. In 2004, Mark served as a K-12 Math Consultant for AEA 13 (now GHAEA). He … Read more

James L. Moore III earns American Council on Education Reginald Wilson Diversity in Leadership Award

James L. Moore III was awarded the American Council on Education’s Reginald Wilson Diversity in Leadership Award for demonstrating leadership and commitment on a national level to the advancement of racial and ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations in higher education. Credit: Courtesy of Barbara A. Carter James L. Moore III, Ohio State’s vice provost … Read more

Peoria City Council uses COVID-19 relief money to avoid borrowing

Peoria City Hall is shown in a file photo. Leslie Renken/Journal Star

PEORIA — Within five minutes, the Peoria City Council committed just over $10 million of its $47 million received as part of the latest federal COVID relief package to help end furloughs and anticipated borrowing to balance this year’s budget. The council’s votes means that planned borrowing of up to $10 million, needed to help plug … Read more

Higher education council renews CCRI’s president Hughes contract

CCRI President Meghan Hughes brought in $274,401.01 in 2019. Journal file photo.

PROVIDENCE — Meghan Hughes, president of the Community College of Rhode Island, received a three-year renewal of her contract Tuesday night. The Council of Post-Secondary Education unanimously approved her contract after meeting for an hour in executive session. The vote came despite strong opposition by the faculty union, who recently penned a letter to council chairman Tim … Read more

Prada Leans On Diversity Council For Representation Following Blackface Crisis

An employee sanitizes the front doors of the Prada SpA store on Avenue Montaigne, in Paris, France, … [+] on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. As the capital of the world’s No. 1 tourist destination, Paris has no shortage of hotels for all tastes and wallets, from the dumpy dive to the pillared palace, where a … Read more

New Warsop health hub ‘not a replacement’ for closed leisure centre, council confirms

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A councillor has raised concerns about plans for a new ‘health hub’ in his parish and fears residents are being “led up the garden path” by the council. Mansfield District Council has confirmed plans for the new leisure facility as part of a £6 million investment into Warsop. It comes as part of the authority’s … Read more

UK Cyber Security Council to Tackle Education, Standards

UK Cyber Security Council to Tackle Education, Standards

Recruitment & Reskilling Strategy , Security Awareness Programs & Computer-based Training , Training & Security Leadership Dr. Claudia Natanson Describes Vision of U.K.’s New Self-Regulatory Body Anna Delaney (annamadeline) • June 5, 2021     Dr. Claudia Natanson, chair, UK Cyber Security Council The U.K. Cyber Security Council is a new self-regulatory body for the … Read more

Kentucky school choice law challenged by Council for Better Education

Students from six parochial schools wore yellow scarves in solidarity for school choice and held signs during a small rally in the capitol rotunda as part of national School Choice week. Jan. 27, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A group who fought for — and won — a landmark education case in Kentucky says it plans to sue over the state’s new school choice law.  In an email sent to all Kentucky superintendents obtained by The Courier Journal, the Council for Better Education said it expects to sue Monday to stop the … Read more

Groves Council Frees Up More Money For Roads In Current Budget

Groves Council Frees Up More Money For Roads In Current Budget

Loxahatchee Groves Town Council members agreed Tuesday, June 1 to shift funding for Okeechobee Blvd. corridor improvements to its 2022 budget, opening the door for the use of money in the current budget on other road projects. At stake is the town’s commitment to provide $735,000 toward $3.2 million in improvements along Okeechobee Blvd. that … Read more

Council prosecutes in fake designer clothing case

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24 May 2021 Trading Standards officers from Cheshire East Council have secured a successful prosecution against a woman who sold fake branded goods on the Internet. Tanya Fletcher, of McNeill Avenue, Crewe, appeared before South Cheshire Magistrates at Crewe on 18 May, charged with offences under the Fraud and Trademarks Act. The council’s trading standards team … Read more