Governor Wolf: Grant Brings Sandy Hook Promise to Over 70 Schools

first_img October 15, 2018 Education,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that $1 million has been awarded to Pennsylvania for over 70 schools to implement violence prevention programs through the Sandy Hook Promise, which was created after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.“Parents and students deserve to have confidence that our commonwealth’s classrooms are safe,” said Governor Wolf. “There are many approaches to preventing violence, and this funding builds on holistic efforts, including a $60 million investment from the state, to help schools and communities make our classrooms safe places for children to learn.”The funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (USDOJ) Office of Justice Programs was awarded through the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program and authorized by the STOP School Violence Act enacted in March 2018.The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been working with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP). The funding will be used to implement SHP’s Start With Hello and Say Something, which are among SHP’s Know the Signs programs aimed at empowering students. Start With Hello encourages and guides students in creating socially inclusive school communities, while Say Something trains students to recognize the signs and appropriately intervene when they identify someone as exhibiting behaviors that they may be a threat to themselves or others.Today’s announcement follows the release in August of the Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force created by Governor Wolf and the Auditor General Eugene DePasquale after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The previously announced $60 million investment through the School Safety and Security Committee, as well as the existing Safe School Targeted Grants, are working together equip schools and communities with a range of the tools to prevent violence.“Pennsylvania schools are working to create environments where every student, staff member, and visitor feel valued and respected,” said Education Secretary Pedro Rivera. “This grant will empower students and spark an expansive grassroots effort to improve the climate in schools across the state.”The funding will allow SHP to provide training to more than 70 schools across the commonwealth.Schools receiving training include: Allentown City School DistrictBuilding 21 AllentownFrancis D Raub Middle SchoolHarrison-Morton Middle SchoolLouis E Dieruff High SchoolSouth Mountain Middle SchoolTrexler Middle SchoolWilliam Allen High SchoolBethlehem Area School DistrictBroughal Middle SchoolEast Hills Middle SchoolFreedom High SchoolLiberty High SchoolNitschmann Middle SchoolNortheast Middle SchoolBristol Township School DistrictArmstrong Middle SchoolBrookwood Elementary SchoolKeystone Elementary SchoolMill Creek Elementary SchoolRoosevelt Middle SchoolTruman Senior High SchoolClairton City School DistrictClairton Middle School/High SchoolErie City School DistrictCentral Career & Technical SchoolDiehl SchoolEast High SchoolHarding SchoolJoAnna Connell SchoolNorthwest PA Collegiate AcademyPfeiffer-Burleigh SchoolRoosevelt Middle SchoolStrong Vincent High SchoolWayne SchoolWoodrow Wilson Middle SchoolHarrisburg City School DistrictCamp Curtin AcademyCougar AcademyHarrisburg High SchoolHarrisburg HS – SciTech CampusMarshall Math Science AcademyRowland AcademyLebanon School DistrictLebanon Middle SchoolLebanon Senior High SchoolMonessen City School DistrictMonessen Middle SchoolMonessen Senior High SchoolReading School DistrictNortheast Middle SchoolNorthwest Middle SchoolReading Intermediate High SchoolReading Senior High SchoolSouthern Middle SchoolSouthwest Middle SchoolSoutheast Delco School DistrictDarby Township SchoolDelcroft SchoolHarris SchoolSharon Hill SchoolSusquehanna Community School DistrictSusquehanna Community Elementary SchoolSusquehanna Community Junior/Senior High SchoolUnion Area School DistrictUnion Area HSWoodland Hills School DistrictWoodland Hills AcademyWoodland Hills Intermediate SchoolWoodland Hills Junior/Senior High SchoolYork City School DistrictDavis SchoolDevers SchoolFerguson SchoolGoode SchoolHannah Penn Middle SchoolJackson SchoolMcKinley SchoolWilliam Penn Senior High SchoolChester Community Charter SchoolFirst Philadelphia Preparatory Charter SchoolKeystone Education Center Charter SchoolNew Day Charter SchoolLawrence County CTCJefferson County-DuBois AVTSFor more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf: Grant Brings Sandy Hook Promise to Over 70 Schoolslast_img read more

Club World Cup: Monterrey to face Liverpool after beating Al Sadd

first_imgRelatedPosts Thiago Alcantara completes Liverpool move Liverpool reach agreement to sign Thiago from Bayern Gunners, Reds battle for Community Shield glory A stunning long-range shot from Leonel Vangioni and an awful mistake by Gabi set CONCACAF champions Monterrey on their way to a 3-2 win over Al Sadd on Saturday. The win earned them a place in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals against European champions Liverpool. The Mexican side, who had to survive a second-half fightback by their opponents, were rewarded with a tie against England’s Premier League leaders on Wednesday. The European champions have a bye to the last four. Al Sadd, who qualified as champions of host nation Qatar, were playing in their own stadium. But their fans were outsung by a noisy contingent of Monterrey supporters behind one of the goals. The stadium was only around half-full, a similar problem to that which dogged the recent world athletics championships held in Qatar, which will also host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Mexicans hit the crossbar early on and went ahead when Vangioni collected the ball in midfield. He took one touch and rifled a left-foot shot into the top-right hand corner of the net from 35 metres in the 23rd minute. Al Sadd, coached by former FC Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez, had more possession. But Monterrey increased their lead in first-half stoppage time after an extraordinary misjudgement by Gabi, the host team’s most experienced player. The former Atletico Madrid player sent a ball back deep into his own half from near the touchline, but it was intercepted by Rogelio Funes Mori who scored easily. Asian Footballer of the Year Akram Afif wasted a glorious chance to pull one back for the hosts by side-footing over the bar when unmarked. But Baghdad Bounedjah did claw one back after getting in front of a defender to head in after 66 minutes. Carlos Rodriguez then added a third for Monterrey in the 77th minute, before Abdelkarim Hassan pulled another back for Al Sadd in the 89th minute. Hassan’s goal was with a similar effort to Vangioni’s to ensure a nervy finale for the Mexicans. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Al SaddClub World CupCONCACAFLeonel Vangioniliverpool fclast_img read more

Gfinity Esports Australia reveals Alienware as Presenting Partner

first_imgHT&E Events and Gfinity Esports Australia have announced that Alienware will be the Presenting Partner for the inaugural 2018 Australian Elite Series. The release states that “the investment represents one of the largest commercial partnerships in Australian esports history”. Not only will Alienware, a subsidiary of Dell, become the Presenting Partner, it will also be the official hardware partner in the PC hardware category. The deal will see Alienware receive “significant visibility and engagement across Gfinity Australia’s events and broadcast platforms”.Dominic Remond, incoming CEO of Gfinity Australia, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alienware on board as our presenting partner sponsor for the inaugural Gfinity Elite Series. As passionate supporters of the gaming community, their brand and products are a perfect fit for our ambition to create Australia’s first city-based professional esports league. He continued: “Esports is a highly sought-after space, and this partnership is a demonstration of the great commercial potential brands can see in Gfinity Australia’s Elite Series. We’re thrilled that Alienware has jumped at the opportunity to help bring a new wave of esports into Australia. It will enable them to further connect with a valuable, tech-savvy, younger audience”.Ben Jackson, Dell ANZ General Manager for Consumer and Small Business, said, “The Alienware brand is synonymous with high-performance gaming globally and we’re thrilled to be the Presenting Partner of the Gfinity Elite Series for 2018. Alienware has long recognised the importance of esports for the Australian gaming community and as the gaming scene has continued to thrive, we have been looking for the right partner to help bring esports to the forefront here. We want to elevate and further legitimise the sport and see how far we can take it in Australia to bring it on par with other world leading esports communities. Alienware is committed to delivering the best hardware for gamers of all levels so that they have the most immersive gaming experience possible. It is a great way for us to build on our community as this exciting new league launches in Australia.”Esports Insider says: Great news coming out of Gfinity Australia as the company’s expansion continues. Interestingly there’s Omen in the UK but Alienware over in Australia so we’ve got some tasty variety and competition. Can the Australian players out dab the UK though? Only time will tell..last_img read more