Governor Wolf Visits York on “Schools that Teach” Tour

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits York on “Schools that Teach” Tour Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined students, teachers, administrators, and local leaders on a tour of Central York High School in York to discuss his historic $640 million dollar investment in Pennsylvania’s education system.“This year, the Central York School District received an additional $536,788 for classroom and special education funding,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Combined with the increases secured under my first budget, the Central York School District has received a total increase of $1.1 million for basic and special education in two years.“I know school districts across the commonwealth are still struggling after the devastating cuts to education in the previous administration. I will continue to fight to ensure that all children, despite their zip code, will receive the education that they deserve.”On June 2, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 1552 into law, which established a fair funding formula. House Bill 1552, now Act 35, establishes a fair, equitable formula for allocating new state funds to Pennsylvania schools. The Basic Education Funding Formula accounts for district-based factors including the wealth of the district, the district’s current tax effort, and the ability of the district to raise revenue.Funding for all of Pennsylvania schools has always been a Governor Wolf’s top priority. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf secured an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, a $20 million increase for special education, a $10 million increase for early intervention, and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education. Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf secured historic increases at all levels of education in less than two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention.$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges December 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tokyo 2020 launches second ticket lottery for Paralympic Games

first_img Residents of Japan who don’t obtain any tickets during this lottery will have another chance in the last round of ticket sales in spring. Overseas residents can purchase tickets for the Paralympic Games through designated authorized ticket resellers. For the Olympic Games, which will begin with an opening ceremony July 24, tickets will be available for purchase in spring at ticket booths in Tokyo and through its website. Tickets to five marathon and race-walking events — which have become shrouded in controversy following a unilateral decision in October by the International Olympic Committee to host them in Sapporo instead of Tokyo due to heat concerns — are not yet available. Read Also:Cardboard beds to be used in  Athletes’ Village at Tokyo 2020 During a news conference in November, organizers said it will be “several months” before plans for these events are solidified and “several more months” before tickets are made available. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The application period will run from early Wednesday until 11:59 a.m. on Jan. 29 for residents of Japan. Applicants will know the results Feb. 18. The first Paralympic ticket lottery saw about 600,000 ticket sales while receiving more than 3 million requests. Organizers are aiming to sell more this time. The Paralympic Games’ opening ceremony will be held Aug. 25. Over the course of 12 days, 4,400 athletes will compete in 22 sports across 539 events. The closing ceremony will be held Sept. 6. Tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies will cost between ¥8,000 and ¥150,000. Tickets to competitive events have been priced between ¥900 and ¥7,000 in an effort to attract young spectators and encourage people to attend with family and friends, according to the organizing committee.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TruePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 Games will begin accepting applications Wednesday for the second ticket lottery for the Paralympics. Loading… last_img read more

Football: No. 10 Wisconsin rolls to 54-10 win over Akron behind career day from Jazz Peavy

first_imgFor what feels like a long time, the University of Wisconsin football team has sought consistent production from its two top wide receivers.Lately in the program’s history, it hasn’t happened. But that may change in 2016, if Jazz Peavy and Robert Wheelwright’s play during No. 10 Wisconsin’s 54-10 drubbing of Akron Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium was any indication.Peavy, a redshirt junior, had a career day. He hauled in two touchdowns for the first scores of his Badger tenure. The fifth-year senior Wheelwright caught four passes for 99 yards, including a screen play that went for 47 yards down the Badger sideline.“Rob makes me so much better,” Peavy said. “I’m sure I make Rob better. Practice, games, it don’t matter, we’re always pushing each other.”It was arguably the most productive day for Wisconsin receivers in nearly three seasons. The last time two UW (2-0) receivers had more than 100 yards was the 2012 Rose Bowl, when Nick Toon and Jared Abbrederis both eclipsed the century mark.Wheelwright also said the one-two combo at receivers is a product of the starters feeding off each other.“Use each other each week as motivation,” Wheelwright said when asked how they could improve off of Saturday’s performance. “Try to be better than the next guy.”Wisconsin’s first drive demonstrated they would be dominant all day. The offense drove 83 yards on the first drive of the game, which took nearly seven minutes off the clock. Through the first two games of 2016, UW has outgained its opponents 331 to 11 in the first quarter.After the season’s first two games, the UW defense is responsible for allowing just as many touchdowns as the team’s offense and special teams (one). The defense forced two turnovers on the afternoon. Fifth-year senior safety Leo Musso intercepted Woodson in the second quarter, after junior cornerback Derrick Tindal forced a fumble recovered by senior corner Sojourn Shelton.Senior running back Corey Clement pounded the Akron defense early and often. In just two quarters, Clement carried the ball 21 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Clement was ruled out for the second half with a left leg injury and was on the bench having his ankles taped late in the second quarter.“Seeing that we were up a lot, why risk it to turn into a bigger injury?” Clement said after the game. “I’ve dealt with injuries in the past, and I know it’s nothing to play with.”Clement added he could have ran the ball 41 times if need be.Bart Houston had another solid day under center, despite a shaky start. The fifth-year senior completed 15 of 22 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns, both to Peavy in the second quarter.After Clement’s first touchdown, Wisconsin was driving again when it faced a 4th-and-goal late in the first quarter. UW head coach Paul Chryst opted to keep the offense on the field in lieu of kicking a field goal. Clement made a nice cut to open space, and it looked like he’d score, but he slipped.Akron took over at its own three-yard line. After a false start and an offensive pass interference, redshirt junior Alec James sacked quarterback Thomas Woodson in the end zone for a safety to put Wisconsin up 9-0.“The o-line just slanted,” James said. “They slid pretty hard and I just kind of backdoored it. My teammates made him step up and I was just there to make the play.”A one-yard touchdown run from Clement on UW’s next drive, followed by Peavy’s first touchdown, a 13-yard slant reception, put UW up 23-0. Akron wide receiver JoJo Natson put the Zips on the board with 3:12 remaining in the first half on a 55-yard punt return, during which Wisconsin’s coverage unit looked disorganized and got burned.With 2:10 left in the second quarter, Houston dropped a dime into Peavy’s hands from 34 yards out for the pairs second touchdown connection of the game to increase the Badgers’ lead to 30-7. An Akron field goal as time expired to close the first half made it 30-10.The Badgers went up 33-10 when Rafael Gaglianone’s lone field goal attempt was good from 33 yards out.Redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook replaced Houston at quarterback in the third quarter with efficiency. He completed all five of his passes for 61 yards, including a six-yard touchdown to sophomore fullback Alec Ingold in the flat to up the UW lead to 40-10 and a beautiful ball to freshman receiver A.J. Taylor on a corner route for 35 yards.“It was fun to be out there,” Hornibrook said. “I was excited I got to go in and for the first one it felt pretty good.”In the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman Bradrick Shaw saw his first game action as a Badger. He ran for 74 yards on nine carries, and somersaulted into the end zone to cap a 35-yard touchdown run with 7:54 left in the game to make it 54-10, which held as the final score.Redshirt junior fullback Austin Ramesh had scored his second career touchdown earlier in the fourth and upped Wisconsin’s lead to 47-10.last_img read more