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The Rev. Dr. Charles Morris says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Catherine Dickson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (7) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Even prior to the 2010 earthquake, students at the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti’s St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, stretched the space available at the school. Rebuilding plans call for more classrooms. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] A New York Episcopalian has taken the lead in the effort to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti’s St. Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, which was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.Mary White’s gift was celebrated March 10 during a reception at the presiding bishop’s residence in the Episcopal Church Center in New York.The specific amount of the donation was not announced at the reception but Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori thanked White for her “willingness and generosity in offering a lead gift for the reconstruction of St. Vincent’s new facilities.”“It is a remarkable statement – a remarkable witness – to what is possible,” she said, also thanking White “for challenging us and helping all of us to be more generous and to help heal the world.”White is a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Manhattan and a physician.She said during the gathering that she feels “quite confident that the Episcopal Church, arm in arm with the Haitian church, can rebuild Haiti in a way that will be supporting social, cultural, educational and medical efforts throughout the country; not just in Port-au-Prince, not just with St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children.”White said she was inspired to make her donation by all she has heard from Episcopal Church leaders about “what progress has been made [in Haiti], what progress can be made and the conscientiousness with which it is being done.”Her gift, she said specifically to St. Vincent’s Director Pere Sadoni Leon and Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin, is meant to show that the church has “great confidence” in the work they are doing.“The earthquake of 2010 destroyed not only St. Vincent’s facilities, but also St. Vincent’s children’s hope in a better future,” Sadoni told the gathering.Knowing that St. Vincent’s will be rebuilt is not only great news for its children “but also for the handicapped sector in Haiti,” he said.What Leon called “this fabulous donation” will rebuild the destroyed infrastructure of the center and will help to improve and extend its program to serve more people than before the quake, he said.“If you could see my heart and the hearts of the children, you would understand at which level we consider this donation.”Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori March 10 hosted a reception to thank Mary White, center, for her “lead gift” to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti’s St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The center’s director, Pere Sadoni Leon, left, later said White’s gift will also rebuild the hope of the children at the school. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceJefferts Schori, noting that both Leon and White mentioned hope in their remarks, said the hope that St. Vincent’s represents to Haiti, as well as to the Episcopal Church and the world, is about “the reality that there’s a place for all God’s children in the world.”White’s donation and the work of St. Vincent’s “gives children who would be discarded in other places a real role in the rebuilding of the nation. They are not only the recipients of care, they become participants and the partners in helping to heal the nation,” the presiding bishop said. “That is a remarkable thing to make possible.”She urged those at the reception, all of whom support mission and ministry in Haiti, to “keep telling the story of possibility, the story of healing that flows out from generous hearts across the world.”White’s journey to her donation decisionWhite said in an ENS interview prior to the reception that her decision to take the lead on the St. Vincent’s rebuilding was the unexpected outcome of an exploration she began close to 14 years ago when her parish mounted a capital campaign that raised approximately $50,000 specifically for mission projects. She first became aware of the needs in Haiti when she traveled there as chair of a parish committee to choose those projects.While the majority of that mission outreach money went other projects, some parish members did take mission trips to Haiti and White continued to work in the country, including being involved with a birth center called Maison de Naissance near Les Cayes. She first met St. Vincent’s Director Leon when he was rector of the Episcopal congregation in Torbeck near Maison de Naissance. From people connected with Children’s Medical Mission to Haiti and others, White said she’d heard about St. Vincent’s for many years.White, a doctor of internal medicine who specialized in infectious disease, also went to Haiti two months after the 2010 earthquake and worked in a field hospital near the border with the Dominican Republic on the grounds of an orphanage.The 2010 quake destroyed St. Vincent’s as well as the Holy Trinity primary, secondary, music and trade schools, the Convent of the Sisters of Saint Margaret and Holy Trinity Cathedral (all part of the cathedral complex), and the Episcopal University of Haiti, College Saint Pierre (a secondary school) and the diocese’s income-producing rental properties.Mary White and Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin share a laugh March 10 during a reception at the presiding bishop’s residence in the Episcopal Church Center in New York to honor White’s major donation to St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAfter the quake, White said, she heard about the plans to rebuild the cathedral. “I listened and I listened and I know how important the cathedral was to the people – not just Episcopalians but also the people in Port-au-Prince – as a central meeting place. But I couldn’t connect as a person to wanting to contribute towards it,” she said.At St. Vincent’s “the needs there are more in sync with who I am. These are children, many of whom have been abandoned by their parents. I’m an adoptive mom; I’m a physician and it’s a place where a lot of medical care is given.”White said she also thought St. Vincent’s would be a “great place for St. James parishioners to be able to contribute” in terms of their time and talent as well as treasure, sharing their skills with students and faculty, and perhaps others in the community. Noting that she didn’t want to “force it on” St. James’ members, White said “it just seemed like getting that facility built would allow for a lot more people to help.”‘God meant this to be’So she invited Elizabeth Lowell, director of the Episcopal Church’s Development Office, to speak to St. James’ Partners in Mission group about volunteering in Haiti in the face of the U.S. State Department’s seemingly standing warning about travel in Haiti.As Lowell spoke, White said she began to see more and more ways in which having new facilities at St. Vincent’s could result in more people connecting with the school’s ministries.“Then we left that meeting and I said to her: ‘I want to rebuild St. Vincent’s,’” White recalled.Her gift is by far the largest donation White has ever made. “For me as an individual I have never done anything like this; not even close,” she said.White says her decision to donate to St. Vincent’s was an emotion-filled epiphany.“When I told Elizabeth as we walked out of St. James, I started to cry,” White said. “It felt like a relief” because she now knew how she wanted to spend some of the money she had received in a divorce settlement.“I felt euphoric afterwards,” she said. “I did feel afterwards that God meant this to be.”St. Vincent’s past and futureWhen it was founded in 1945, St. Vincent’s was the first school for disabled children in Haiti and is still the only place teaching braille to the blind in the country. About half of its current 250 students are blind; the others have multiple physical disabilities. They are taught in 12 classrooms and more such space is part of the rebuilding plan.The school is a long-standing part of what Bishop Duracin calls a “gospel of wholeness” that the Episcopal Church of Haiti, known locally as L’Eglise Episcopale d’Haiti, has preached and practiced since its founding in 1861. It is a gospel, Duracin has said, which “can serve people in their body, their mind and their spirit.”The plan to rebuild St. Vincent’s calls for an increased enrollment of 525 students (165 of them residential). New dormitory space is needed to accommodate that latter group.There also are plans for a medical clinic with orthopedic and pediatric care as well as eye, ear, and surgical care. The clinic will serve the surrounding community beyond the school.A planned guest house at the center will provide a place for people on mission trips to stay on the grounds, and it will provide some income for operations. Roof-top gardens are planned where students and faculty can raise food to supplement the students’ two daily meals while providing them with skills. It is expected that the gardens might also produce enough food that could be sold for income.The school has already installed a water-purification system that eliminates the need to buy bottled water and could eventually become another source of income.The school’s prosthetics workshop has been rebuilt, with the help of Catholic Medical Missions Board, Physicians for Peace and Hanger Orthopedic Group. Some of the older deaf children are learning a trade there. St. Vincent’s also is home to Haiti’s only hand bell choir – all of whose members are blind.In Léogâne, the diocese’s Faculté des Sciences Infirmières, its nursing school, was undamaged by the 2010 temblor and plans to expand its programs and make a connection with St. Vincent’s. An Episcopal University-approved four-year occupational and physical therapy training program will be located near the nursing school. Those students will intern at St. Vincent’s.A student at the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti’s St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, studies braille in November 2008. The center is still the only place teaching braille to the blind in the country. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceWith the pledge to rebuild St. Vincent’s, White sees the chance to deepen the connection between the Episcopal Church and the school, and the country as a whole. She said she hopes she will be able to volunteer routinely at the school.Making deep connections with people in need is important to White. She serves on the advisory board of the Boston-based Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, which advocates for legal rights for Haitians and has lately been involved in a lawsuit against the United Nations to compensate victims of a widespread cholera epidemic in the country.White also has spent the last eight years volunteering for the human rights project of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan where she conducts physical exams for people seeking asylum in the United States.White’s donation is not the end of fundraising for St. Vincent’s. “All of the needs for St. Vincent’s are not being satisfied by this gift,” she said. “There are many more opportunities for people to give from a big to a small level.”To that end the church’s development office aims to raise an additional $5 million for the school with $1 million each targeted for medical equipment and dormitory and classroom furnishings, and $3 million for an endowment to provide some operating income. A video about the school and those needs is here.White wants Episcopalians and others to remember that all of the church’s work in Haiti needs their support.“For the Episcopal Church’s mission as a whole, Haiti is not done. There is still the cathedral, there are still several other entities that need to be rebuilt,” she said.Lastly, she said, “I want to encourage people to change their thinking about Haiti; to feel confident about Haiti’s future.”“Buildings are being built to the highest standard of earthquake- and hurricane-resistant architectural standards; it’s being done deliberately and carefully, and in many ways environmentally soundly and I hope that this gift will not just lead to other gifts big and small but to a greater sense of confidence in Haiti’s future.”“Everybody just thinks that Haiti is doomed and that it’s never going to climb out of its hole. I hope that this [donation] is one of those things that’s going to show that people have confidence in Haiti and its future … Haiti is not hopeless.”— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 March 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm Thank you Dr. White for stepping forward. This school and the people it serves is a critical element to the recovery of Haiti. Fr. Leon is a dedicated leader and good steward for the children. The work is beginning, and it will take solid engagement on the part of many people for years to come. Rector Albany, NY Tags Haiti Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 11, 2014 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Mike McIntyre says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA October 13, 2016 at 9:38 pm Hello, I am a teacher who reached out to Belinda Paillant, one of your teachers, last year, Our students exchanged pen pal letters, but now I would like to get back in touch with her. However, I am afraid she and the school are in bad shape. I would love to get in contact with her again, but also to see what supplies your school may need from us. My students are very interested in putting together a care package for her class. Please let me know what we can do, and how we can reconnect. Merci beaucoup Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR March 11, 2014 at 10:38 pm Hats off to Dr. White! This is a moving and heartwarming story of hope for children with handicaps in Haiti. Thanks for this fine, well-written story. It seems to be a careful, well thought-out plan for this work. May God bless this venture in mission and ministry. And may many more be moved to give of time and money to it. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL March 12, 2014 at 11:48 am I spent many years as a volunteer dentist at Saint Vincent’s School for Handicapper Children beginning in 1986. It was a program sponsored by the National Church called “Volunteers for Missions”. It was a one year commitment but I fell in love with this “arm pit” of our hemisphere and continued to go there for about 15 years. I am now in my 92nd year and can die in peace if Sister Joan’s dream continues. As an Associate of the Sisters of Saint Margaret, I keep up with their progress and occasionally send monies for their work.Peace,Frank Green Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA March 12, 2014 at 12:32 am Thank you to Dr. White, for her inspiring generosity fueled by nothing less than the “greater love” that lays aside one’s life and earthly rewards for others. There are no more deserving children than these, to whom have been given hope and life. The people of Haiti have endured much and are still standing, with a double measure of strength and dignity instilled when they were created in the image of God. Having visited there twenty years ago, with my then 12 year old son, we witnessed the light of Christ burning brighter than any darkness can withstand or ever overcome. Thanks to Dr. White’s gift to St. Vincent’s School and the loving efforts of many past, present and future members of the body of Christ, hope for Haiti is an ever-unfolding reality. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Teresa Payne Gocha says: Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Press Release Service Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Frank A. Green D.D.S. says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bonnie Estss says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church’s Haiti rebuilding effort gets major boost Gift makes possible rebuilding of St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm I was a Volunteer for Mission at Ecole St. Vincent in 1985-6, my time there was cut short by the revolution and expulsion of Duvalier. I have many many memories of that remarkable school, Sr. Joan and the wonderful children who still live in my heart. I’m delighted, and grateful that such an infusion has been given for the school. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Serena Beeks says: March 12, 2014 at 12:30 am God bless you, Dr. White! St. Vincent’s has done an incredible job of fulfilling its mission under the most challenging circumstances. Your gift will make a vast difference in the quality of life for the children served there and in working conditions for the staff.
2009 Spain Photographs: Pepo SeguraText description provided by the architects. The residential Centcelles, is built on a plot flanked by a network of houses and the N240 road that runs through the neighborhood of Sant Salvador. Three actions are carried out in three distinct phases, temporary and project. The two first actions make up the perimeter of the irregular quadrilateral of the plot and are very different from the formal point of view – volume. Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraRecommended ProductsOffice FurnitureBruagRoom Acoustics Solutions – Dividers for OfficesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreRailing / BalustradesC.R. LaurenceGRS TAPER-LOC Glass Railing SystemRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 25 XXLThe building under consideration belongs to the last stage and closes the theoretical city block, running out of buildable and occupation allowed by the planning and surplus of the previous actions.From the beginning, the reflections on the architectural solution have sought to establish a unique agreement between the existing topography and the built environment.Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraA perusal of the PLACE, topography, orientation, views, urban void, alignments, volumes and compositions, … etc. have given us the initial outlines for the formal definition of the project, which its privileged position we always thought it should exercise of ARTICULATOR of the place and therefore, be a resounding piece that tried to reconcile the relationship between the built volumes and their environment.The visual relationships between the object and the observer must allow establishing a set of volumes able to blur the distinction between the parts and their relationship with the existing urban scene. A network of relationships that help us give some “formal legality” to the project it’s constructed.Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraThe new building is withdrawn from the curved perimeter of the site, is grouped in the center in an “L” shape, takes different heights forming a coherent plastic figure, is ordered as background of the public space that is generated and provides visual continuity with the environment.The site topography also becomes hinge mechanisms, providing different inputs to each level and merging the building with the place.The shops on the ground floor acts as a foundation on which rests or “poses” the building and highlight the public nature of the space generated ahead. Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraThe passage of the abstract form, the result of reflection projection, to the built form, the result of the physical presence of the materials, is what ultimately gives the visual quality of the building which specifies and singles out when we subject it to the requirements of their own realization and construction.That plastic figure materializes in a continuous skin which guarantees a clear and unified view the building, but that specializes to serving the diverse situations of the building program and housing. Finally, the skin is cut and disappears, open to the best views and orientations, leaving visible its interior, this space wrapped, solidified and materialized, where are drawn some modulated serials overtures of housing.Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraThe multiple relationships that interact with the architectural object implicitly ordered and organized a standard program inside, Social Housing, quite strict in its dimensional and programmatic definition. The system of organization adopted solves uniformly the social housing program with three bedrooms, allowing the composition of the different units from repeating parts of fixed dimensions (living room, bedroom and bathroom).Save this picture!© Pepo SeguraProject gallerySee allShow lessYad Lebanim Competition Entry / Moshe Fluhr, Lee Davidson Lehrer, Yinnon LehrerArticlesHelsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Plan 01ArticlesProject locationAddress:C/ Francolí, 21 urb. San Salvador – Tarragona ,SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Social Housing Building in Tarragona / Aguilera GuerreroSave this projectSaveSocial Housing Building in Tarragona / Aguilera Guerrero Year: CopyAbout this officeAguilera | Guerrero ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingCommercial ArchitectureTarragonaSpainPublished on December 12, 2012Cite: “Social Housing Building in Tarragona / Aguilera Guerrero” [Viviendas de Proteccion Publica y Locales Comerciales / Aguilera Guerrero] 12 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Jacqueline Lambiase is still fighting for students Linkedin + posts Twitter ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Renee Umsted Previous articleEpisode 203 – Luka Dončić’s explosive playoff performanceNext articleMary Ruth Jones affects every Horned Frog she meets Renee Umsted RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Chi Omega chapter was one of two sororities placed on mandatory quarantine. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee is a journalism major. She is dedicated to improving her journalism skills to effectively and ethically inform others. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ Twitter TCU 360 staff win awards at the Fall National College Media Convention Facebook printTCU instructed all chapter members of two sororities to quarantine for 14 days to help limit the spread of COVID-19 within their organizations. The news came Tuesday in an email to residents of the Chi Omega and Pi Beta Phi chapter houses from Kathy Cavins-Tull, the associate vice chancellor for student affairs. As of Tuesday morning, TCU reported 175 active student cases of COVID-19; 111 students are living off campus, and 64 are living on campus. The mandate applied to women living in the chapter houses and in other places on and off campus, including those who have not shown symptoms or been exposed to infected individuals. A screenshot of the email from Kathy Cavins-Tull.Women living in the chapter houses were tested for COVID-19 Tuesday morning, and Cavins-Tull wrote in the email that only residents would be allowed in those buildings for the remainder of the quarantine period. This marks the latest in a series of outbreaks in Greek organizations at universities across the country. On Aug. 20, Texas A&M placed two sororities “whose activities and members are experiencing exposure to the virus” under quarantine. Similarly, the University of South Carolina mandated quarantine for two sororities today. Other schools have taken more drastic measures in response to the spark in cases. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for example, transitioned to distance learning after a week of in-person classes following the appearance of several clusters on campus, one at the Sigma Nu fraternity. TCU revealed this week a new COVID-19 dashboard to report case numbers and other related information. Cavins-Tull wrote in an email Monday to the TCU community that the university has “ample isolation bed capacity, should it become necessary.” As of Tuesday, the status of the isolation bed availability was Level Green, meaning there is 65% or higher availability. If the availability drops below 65%, the status becomes Level Yellow, and any availability lower than 30% is designated Level Red.TCU is ranking the availability of protective equipment and maintenance of enhanced cleaning using the same system. “It is our expectation that all TCU community members will follow health and safety protocols so that we can remain on campus and provide an optimal learning environment for many in our community,” Cavins-Tull wrote in the email. Renee Umstedhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/renee-umsted/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook TCU will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 academic year Linkedin
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GRONEMEIER and SKIP HICKAMBOTTOM Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 3:29 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website PUSD Superintendent’s rationale for Madison falls apart if there was systematic cheating at RooseveltPasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald’s relies upon Juan Ruelas’ record in achieving high test scores as Roosevelt Elementary School Principal. The Superintendent justifies denying Madison Elementary School a site Principal selection committee and unilaterally imposing Juan Ruelas as Madison’s new Principal because he supposedly accomplished an educational miracle at Roosevelt. The Superintendent doggedly defends Ruelas in spite of unprecedented resistance from the Madison community, thereby making it a matter of continuing public interest whether Ruelas in fact brought educational improvement to Roosevelt or whether high test scores reflect cheating.The unexplained disappearance of PUSD’s records of the investigation prompted by Roosevelt whistle-blowers warrants concluding that the Roosevelt investigation was a cover-upAfter the May, 2011, State-mandated student testing, PUSD Board of Education Members and the California Department of Education (“CDE”) received 3 anonymous whistle-blower emails complaining about systematic cheating at Roosevelt Elementary School – a May, 2011, email to the Board Members, an August, 2011, email to the CDE, and a January 26, 2012, email to the CDE. In response to our Public Records Act request for the investigation documents that followed up on those whistle-blower complaints, PUSD admits that the investigation documents inexplicably disappeared. Still surviving are (1) a CDE letter determining that there were test irregularities and (2) a couple of emails in which top PUSD administrators communicated relief that California will not have “a Georgia problem” and that PUSD was able to contain the testing scandal resulting from the whistle-blower complaints.PUSD’s “investigation” limited the Roosevelt testing irregularities to only 3 students in a 2011 Roosevelt 2nd grade class. Can we 6 years later, when the investigation documents have disappeared, determine whether the “investigation” uncovered all of the cheating? Or was the investigation designed to just cover up systematic Roosevelt cheating?We can at least begin to answer the questions by drawing the reasonable inference that the investigation documents have disappeared because they would show a cover-up. California law has a common-sense jury instruction that says “If you decide that a party [intentionally concealed or destroyed evidence], you may decide that the evidence would have been unfavorable to that party.” (CACI #204). Applying that decision-making guide to the unexplained disappearance of the Roosevelt cheating investigation documents warrants concluding that the documents show an inadequate investigation designed to contain the scandal rather than to uncover all of the cheating. That conclusion is furthered by looking at what happened in the Sierra Madre Elementary School cheating scandal watched over by the same PUSD administrators at about the same time as the Roosevelt investigation.The Sierra Madre investigation suggests a pattern of investigations designed to cover up cheating, not to uncover itThe PUSD administrators responsible for conducting the investigation that was prompted by the Roosevelt whistle-blowers were IT Director Jay Carnow and HR Director Yolanda Mendoza. Carnow and Mendoza were also over the contemporaneous investigation of cheating complaints at Sierra Madre Elementary School.More investigation documents have survived on the Sierra Madre site than for Roosevelt. The Sierra Madre investigation documents show that, on Carnow’s and Mendoza’s watch, its investigation was designed to avoid discovering the full extent of the cheating problem rather than uncovering it. The Sierra Madre investigation was prompted by 2 parents whose 3rd grade students told them their teacher was coaching them on the tests and by a staff member who was told by a student that the same teacher coached him on the tests. Only 2 of those 3 students were interviewed; these 2 students who were interviewed confirmed the coaching. 4 students seated near one of the students were also interviewed; 1 of those nearby students confirmed teacher coaching which led him to change at least 1 of his answers. The teacher was interviewed and denied coaching. Dr. Carnow completed the CDE’s Irregularity Report Form and reported 3 students involved, ignoring the 4th nearby student who confirmed coaching. The Irregularity Report Form reflects no discipline in the matter. The only remedial measures were additional proctors after the investigation and further training of the teacher.The Sierra Madre investigation was plainly inadequate. When more than half of the small sample of 7 students confirmed coaching, the investigators should have assumed that the teacher was unlikely to just coach that small group but rather was probably coaching many more students; the investigators should have tested that assumption by further interviews. Uncritically accepting the teacher’s denial was not an investigations best practice. Minimizing the infraction as limited to only 3 students was unjustified, both because it inaccurately ignored confirmation by a 4th student and because it ignored the probability that the teacher was engaged in systematically coaching students rather than just isolated coaching of the 4 students that the limited interviewing uncovered.PUSD should have investigated the case more than the superficial interviews it conducted of a few students. All of the students in the class should have been interviewed. PUSD could have and should have contracted to have the teacher’s test booklets subjected to erasure detection. Erasure detection determines, where there is an erasure, whether the answer was changed from wrong-to-right or from right-to-wrong. If the teacher is coaching students to change from wrong-to-right, there will be statistically significant higher wrong-to-right corrections. For budget reasons, the CDE stopped regular erasure detection from 2009-2011, but PUSD could have contracted to get it done in this case where there was other cheating evidence.) With erasure detection testing in hand and with confirmation of more teacher coaching than just 4 students from interviewing the whole class, PUSD could have had overwhelming misconduct evidence to support teacher discipline.Bottom line: the administrators who allowed a cover up of Sierra Madre’s cheating would likely allow a cover-up at Roosevelt.More evidence of a cover-up Thursday night from a Roosevelt whistle-blowerThe foregoing is indirect evidence of systematic cheating at Roosevelt. A Roosevelt whistle-blower will surface at Thursday nights’ PUSD Board meeting during the public comment period around 7 pm. In Part-2, we will discuss the implications of direct evidence of cheating at Roosevelt.Skip Hickambottom and Dale Gronemeier are local civil rights attorneys; they represent Madison parents, teachers and community members who are seeking, among other demands, that PUSD reopen the investigation of cheating at Roosevelt during the time Ruelas was Principal. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment
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June 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Inks Two Missionaries FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State head football coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday the addition of Cole Motes and Jack Rigby to the Aggie football program. Both players will serve two-year LDS Church Missions before enrolling at USU.Motes, a 6-foot-6, 240-pounder from Thatcher, Ariz. (Thatcher HS), earned Arizona Class 2A honorable mention all-state honors as both a tight end and defensive end as a prep senior. Motes, who is a 247Sports three-star recruit, helped Thatcher HS to three-straight state championships from his sophomore to senior seasons. Motes also earned all-region honors as a senior and was named his team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. During his senior season, he caught eight passes for 158 yards (19.8 ypr) and two touchdowns on offense and recorded 48 tackles, which included 1.0 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss, while adding one interception that he returned 44 yards on defense.Following his senior season, Motes was named the Thatcher High School Athlete of the Year as he also earned all-region and all-state honors in basketball, along with being named his team’s Player of the Year, and was a state qualifier in the discus and state runner-up in the shot put on the track & field team.Motes was also named his basketball team’s Player of the Year following his junior season as he earned honorable mention all-state and all-region accolades, along with qualifying for state in both the discus and shot put on the track & field team. Motes also earned all-region honors in basketball following his sophomore season.Rigby, a 6-4, 200-pound tight end from Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS), earned Utah Class 6A second-team all-state honors following his senior season as he caught 35 passes for 620 yards (17.7 ypr) and six touchdowns. As a prep senior, he had seven catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns against Clearfield HS and seven catches for 111 yards and one touchdown against Lone Peak HS. As a junior, he caught 14 passes for 152 yards (10.9 ypr). Rigby also played basketball at Davis HS. Written by Tags: Cole Motes/Jack Rigby/Utah State Aggies Football Robert Lovell