Board to consider contract with Texas Tech

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 25, 2018 WhatsApp Board to consider contract with Texas Tech Local NewsGovernment Facebook Texas Tech, ECISD logos The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will have a special meeting with its attorneys at 6 p.m. Thursday to talk about a proposed contract with the Texas Tech University College of Education to make Ector Middle School into an in-district charter school.The meeting, which will be largely closed, is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Mike Atkins, the attorney for the school district, said he and Tatiana Dennis, also with his firm, will be on hand.Texas Tech presented its plans at a parent meeting earlier this month at Ector.ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability standards. Ector, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Ector has about 1,500 students. If the board approves the plan it would stay action by the Texas Education Agency and provide more state funding per student.The district asked for applications from colleges and universities to work with ECISD and implement innovative ideas, Superintendent Tom Crowe has said.At the parent meeting, Robert Bleisch, director of Safety Net East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, said conditions for success will include offering tutoring, targeted teacher training, providing tools, equipment and materials to teachers, administrative support and neutralizing barriers. Barriers include irregular student attendance, poor behavior and lack of academic effort, Bleisch said.Bleisch said the focus will be on the whole child, an innovative school schedule and rigorous academics. Reading also will be a focus because if a child doesn’t read, they won’t be going to college, Bleisch said.Electives will include music, art, dance, theater, computers and athletics. Bleisch added that there also will be a focus on college and career readiness.Texas Tech also will monitor attendance, behavior, homework and tests.In an interview last week, Crowe said Bleisch enacted similar plans in California. He added that other districts wanted certain aspects of the plan, but ECISD said, “bring it on.”Crowe said Texas Tech wants to keep most of the teachers and the principal, Charles Quintela, because Quintela’s philosophy fits right in. He added that Tech wants to train personnel at the school not to bend or give.“You still love them and care about them, but you don’t bend,” Crowe said.In education, Crowe said people too often expect immediate results.“Any change worth the while takes three to five years before it just becomes the way we do business,” he said.He said who will be working for whom is still being worked on, but the district — and Tech — want to make sure teachers still qualify for the Teacher Retirement System.“It’s not us against them. It’s a how do we make it work for the teachers and we’ve talked about that. They want to make it work for the teachers,” Crowe said.More Informationcenter_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest ECISD meeting agenda. Facebook Previous articleSmokey Robinson to headline Education Foundation benefitNext articleCHAREN: Playboy comes to Washington, D.C. adminlast_img read more

Unai Emery drops Mesut Ozil selection hint ahead of Arsenal vs Wolves

first_imgAdvertisement Ozil impressed in the Carabao Cup against Liverpool earlier this week (Getty Images)‘I spoke with him on Tuesday. I said to him every time what is my plan with him. When he’s available, when he’s training well, when he’s consistent, when he’s positive he can help us a lot.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Now I am seeing him positive and consistent. On Wednesday with his performance in Liverpool, I think this is the way we want.‘Also I am helping him, supporting him, demanding him. This is the Mesut I think everybody wants.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked if he is concerned about damaging Ozil’s confidence if he leaves him out of the squad again, Emery replied: ‘He has big experience. When you talk about players who are ready to play under high pressure, one is Mesut Ozil.‘I think he has confidence and I think he has respect. When he is in that positive way, when he is available consistently, he has the respect from us and from every supporter.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 8:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil is in contention to start against Wolves (Getty Images)Unai Emery has hinted that Mesut Ozil could keep his place in Arsenal’s starting XI for their Premier League clash against Wolves on Saturday.The 31-year-old made just one appearance in the Premier League this season but his performance against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening has now put pressure on Emery to keep the midfielder in the side.Ozil has been left out of seven matchday squads in the Premier League this season but Emery has already confirmed that the midfielder will be in contention for Wolves’ visit to the Emirates Stadium.‘He is in the squad and I think he has the possibility to play,’ said Emery.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Unai Emery drops Mesut Ozil selection hint ahead of Arsenal vs Wolves Advertisementlast_img read more

Cosmodyne nets LNG peak shaver deals for east coast utility

first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy of Solar Gas Turbines)US engineering company Cosmodyne has been chosen for multiple liquefaction projects by an unnamed North American utility company.Cosmodyne said that it will contract directly with the utility company and collaborate with its EPC contractor for the project execution.The peak shaver, the company was contracted to provide will be fabricated in Cosmodyne’s Cryoquip facility in California. It utilizes Cosmodyne’s in-house developed turboexpander technology and proprietary ethane removal system which can handle a wide range of gas compositions.Commenting on the order, Cosmodyne general manager, George Pappagelis said, “traditionally, utilities prefer a turn-key approach to minimize risk, but lately we are seeing more interest in purchasing equipment directly.”For this contract, the client is cutting the cost while having a direct line-of-sight to decisions to decisions on the technology being provided.last_img read more