It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
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Fiona Kelliher Detroit Free Press Published 3:56 PM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Charges in the case of 11 mummified fetuses found in the ceiling of the defunct Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit likely will come down to their gestational age — a fact that determines what paper trail, if any, exists for investigators to sniff out. Michigan state law calls for the reporting of a stillborn fetus when the fetus has reached 20 weeks or 400 grams. Not disposing of dead bodies after agreeing to provide funeral services within 60 days after the body is received is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 90 days and/or a maximum of $10,000. Typical ways of identifying the remains — like visual cues, dental records or fingerprints — are impossible in this case because of the fetuses' mummified state, said Daniel Spitz, chief medical examiner in Macomb County. That means investigators will instead rely … [Read more...] about Fetuses’ age will be factor in Cantrell Funeral Home charges
By Tyler White, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Updated 11:49 am CDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 A rainstorm from Oct. 17–19, 1998 set all-time records for rainfall and river levels, resulting in the death of 25 people, and causing more than $500 million damage from the Hill Country to the counties south and east of San Antonio. less A rainstorm from Oct. 17–19, 1998 set all-time records for rainfall and river levels, resulting in the death of 25 people, and causing more than $500 million damage from the Hill Country to the counties south ... more San Antonio Floods ----flood water damaged sheds and in the area of F Street Oct 18, 1998. Phtoo By Kevin Geil.. San Antonio Floods ----flood water damaged sheds and in the area of F Street Oct 18, 1998. Phtoo By Kevin Geil.. Photo: KEVIN GEIL, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS A rainstorm from Oct. 17–19, 1998 set all-time records for rainfall … [Read more...] about Record-setting flood of 1998 that killed 25 happened 20 years ago this week in the San Antonio area
PUBLISHED: 13:56 07 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:01 07 October 2018 Judy Rimmer The Lion's Mouth in Aylmerton, north Norfolk Picture: NITAYA SIRIKAN Nitaya Sirikan As the leaves turn from green to red and gold, East Anglia’s countryside is full of amazing places to see trees in all their glory. Here are 21 places where you can enjoy all the shades of autumn. The Lion's Mouth in Aylmerton, north Norfolk Picture: NITAYA SIRIKANAs well as the areas listed below, other autumn sights highlighted or photographed by readers and Twitter users include Higham near the Suffolk/Essex border, a group of horse chestnuts near Norwich Road in Ipswich, the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo site near Woodbridge, a tree bursting with berries at Leiston ... and the list goes on! 1. Felbrigg Hall and the Lion’s Mouth, Aylmerton, Norfolk: The National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall estate includes hundreds of acres of woodland, with maples, sycamores, beeches and … [Read more...] about 21 places to see autumn colour in East Anglia
Some high-profile Minnesotan political figures have been publicly endorsing a K-12 public school model that seeks to bring an array of social services into the school to help not just students, but their families as well. It’s called the “full-service community school” model — a longstanding concept that has been proven to increase enrollment, improve attendance and academic outcomes and more. Yet it’s only taken root in a handful of districts in Minnesota in the last couple of decades. Gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz has listed expanding this model across the state as a hallmark of his education platform. And on the campaign trail earlier this month, he talked about how students aren’t going to learn if they come to school hungry, or in need of a dentist visit, or “out of a home of trauma.” These are the sorts of things that “need to be there,” he said of the social services that full-service community schools often offer … [Read more...] about The ‘full-service community schools’ model is getting high-profile political support in Minnesota. So what is it?