Whats school like in Tenakee Springs without a school

first_img The commons in the Tenakee Springs School building. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)The commons in the Tenakee Springs School building. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau) 1 of 5 Yakobi Nash and his mother Iris at the Tenakee Springs Independent Learning Center. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)Yakobi Nash and his mother Iris at the Tenakee Springs Independent Learning Center. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau) Camille Chase swings on the Tenakee Springs playground in November 2016. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)Camille Chase swings on the Tenakee Springs playground in November 2016. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau) Megan Bush leads kids to the playground for their afternoon recess at the Tenakee Springs Independent Learning Center. Bush is the’s center’s facilitator. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)Megan Bush leads kids to the playground for their afternoon recess at the Tenakee Springs Independent Learning Center. Bush is the’s center’s facilitator. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau) Chris Mannino has a 6-year-old daughter named Ila who she home-schools and takes to the independent learning center in Tenakee Springs on the three days it’s open each week.Listen NowManino said she only started thinking about home schooling her daughter after the town’s school closed back in 2013.“Prior to that time, no absolutely not, home schooling was barely a word I knew,” Mannino said.”It was nothing that we were pursuing or interested in.”The school reopened, but ever since, Mannino has been doing research to help figure out how she would home-school her daughter. She said that’s why this year when the school shut down, she was ready.“So, I wish our school was open,” Mannino said. “I wish we had enough students to have a regular school. That would be my first choice. But since we don’t, I feel like I’ve had time to prepare to do this.”The Tenakee Springs School closed this summer after its enrollment fell to single digits. But then, the school building reopened as an independent learning center that gives home-schooled kids a place to socialize and take part in group activities.Mannino enjoys being so close to her daughter but said sometimes it’s kind of tough.“Home-schooling a 6-year-old, there is no break,” she said.The entrance to the Tenakee Springs School building. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)Tenakee Springs is a small Southeast Alaska town on Chichagof Island, about 46 miles southwest of Juneau. In 2015, the state reported it had about 140 residents. It also has a small student body that fluctuates from year to year. Frances Ziel said some families were already choosing to home-school before the closure. After the school shut down, she said the district wanted to support them.Ziel is a regional school board member for the Chatham School District. She said last school year, student enrollment in Tenakee Springs dropped from 11 to five students when one family moved away. State education funding drops sharply when enrollment falls below 10 students.“What we decided to do was turn the brick-and-mortar building into an independent learning center,” Ziel said.Frances Ziel, right, during an advisory school board meeting. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)The learning center gives the community a chance to use at least some of the school’s resources.Ziel guessed there are 12 school-aged kids in town and seven of them enrolled in distance education through the Chatham School District. The district is working with an accredited distance learning school that sends parents materials to help them home-school their children. What parents can’t provide at home, their children look for at the learning center.“All children that are enrolled in Chatham School District can come here three days a week,” Ziel said. “They have two tutors here that are available if they are so needed or wanted by the students or parents.”Kids are also given access to the school’s library, gym and classrooms; and they can come to special events like an upcoming talk on octopuses.Mannino said she would get a lot more downtime during the day if her daughter were going to traditional school. Without the learning center, she’d almost get none.“And that’s one thing that’s been really nice about the independent learning center. Ila can work with Megan and another couple of younger children for an hour or two, three days a week,” Mannino said.Megan Bush is the independent learning center facilitator. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)Megan Bush is the independent learning center’s facilitator.“Pretty much anything and everything that the ILC needs, that’s me,” she said.One of her duties is to supervise a 4-year-old, and two 6-year-olds including Ila, Mannino’s daughter, during the afternoon.“So I consider my job to be providing opportunities that they’re not getting in their home school education. A big part of that is, especially for the younger ones, is social time,” Bush said.The learning center is open three days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it serves kids of all ages. Bush said the building could easily accommodate 20 to 25 kids if the town had that many. Instead, she usually sees less than 10.“From 9 to 11, I’m tutoring the middle and high school students,” Bush said. “I have one middle schooler and four high schoolers that come up here regularly and two more that come up here more occasionally.”Chris Mannino isn’t sure what her family would’ve done if they had to home-school without the learning center. She said moving would’ve been one option on the table. Ila Mannino climbs playground equipment at the Tenakee Springs Independent Learning Center. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)Ila Mannino climbs playground equipment at the Tenakee Springs Independent Learning Center. (Photo by Quinton Chandler, KTOO – Juneau)last_img read more

How to Live Stream the 2019 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

first_imgTech This Out: Samsung Galaxy Note 10, GamesCon and Disney+More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpAmazon Kindle Oasis 2019 Dunk Tank Test03:37OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0003:2403:24 How can I live stream the 2019 Hungarian GP in the U.S.?ESPN has exclusive broadcast rights for F1 on television in the U.S., syndicating the Sky Sports F1 feed from the U.K. entirely without commercials. The Hungarian Grand Prix will be shown on ESPN2, which you can access either through your cable or satellite provider as well as via the ESPN app, so long as you authenticate with your provider’s login credentials.ESPN’s race day coverage actually begins an hour and a half before the lights go green, on ESPN3 with Formula 1: Pit Lane Live at 7:30 a.m. ET, or 4:30 a.m. PT. Coverage then moves to ESPN2 at 8:30 a.m. ET, or 5:30 a.m. PT, for Formula 1: On The Grid. The race kicks off at 9:05 a.m., again on ESPN2. Qualifying also airs on ESPN2, and the three practice sessions will be shown on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN2 again, in that order.If you don’t have a way to tune into ESPN’s coverage, you could always go the F1 TV Pro route. This is F1’s own global streaming service that offers the full broadcast experience for the race, qualifying and practice sessions. There’s live timing and scoring, on-board feeds for every car and a wealth of archival content as well, featuring classic races from decades past. F1 TV Pro costs $10 for a month-long subscription.Where can I live stream the 2019 Hungarian GP in the U.K.?F1 fans in the United Kingdom will have to tune into Sky Sports F1 to watch every session of every Grand Prix weekend for the remainder of the season. Those who don’t have access to the paid F1 network can tune into Channel 4’s highlights packages after the race, during primetime on Sunday nights. Notably, the Sky Sports team of David Croft and Martin Brundle don’t call the races on Channel 4; that honor falls to Steve Jones and David Coulthard.Sky Sports’ race day coverage from the pit lane commences at 1:10 p.m. BST; the event starts an hour later, at 2:10 p.m. Qualifying begins at 2:00 p.m. BST on Saturday, and Practice 1 and 2 are slated for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, respectively. Practice 3 kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday.British fans without terrestrial TV won’t be able to tune into F1 TV Pro, as that service is not available in the U.K. However, in lieu of that, you could spring for a Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass, which will set you back £9. There is also a week pass available, at £15, if you don’t want to miss other sessions besides the race.Where can I live stream 2019 Hungarian GP behind-the-scenes content?Fortunately, the answer to this one is simple and free: YouTube. Formula 1 posts all of its supplementary Grand Prix content to the website, including driver briefings, highlights for each and every session and the Paddock Pass — roughly 15 to 30 minute-long programs that dive into the storylines surrounding the weekend, once after qualifying, and then again before and after the race. It’s a great way to keep up with which teams are looking strong leading up to the Grand Prix — not to mention when, where and how both Haas drivers have had their latest on-track collision.On television, fans in both the U.S. and U.K. can catch Sky Sports’ half hour-long preview show on Thursday called Welcome To The Weekend. In the U.S., this program airs on ESPN3 at 12 p.m. ET, or 9 a.m. PT. In the U.K., it airs concurrently at 5 p.m. BST.How do I use a VPN to live stream the 2019 Hungarian GP?If you’re traveling outside the country, but don’t want to miss the race, a virtual private network, or VPN, could be an ideal choice. Choosing a service could be a challenge, but fortunately, we’ve tested out many different offerings to find out who offers the best overall VPN. Our top pick is ExpressVPN, which offers superb speeds that will meet the needs of most users, but you’ve got other options as well.Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN costs as little as $6.77 per month if you sign up for a one-year contract, and there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you just need ExpressVPN for the race weekend, the shortest subscription available is $12.95 for a month of access.View DealCheap and secure, NordVPN is just $2.99/month for a three-year contract, while a month of service costs $11.95. NordVPN uses 2048-bit encryption, and makes it easy to use streaming services.View DealPerformance is just average, but TunnelBear is one of the simpler VPNs out there. At $9.99 for one month of service, it’s also a solid lower-cost option if you just want to use the VPN during the Grand Prix weekend.View Deal Red Bull’s wunderkind, Max Verstappen, is showing at the Hungarian Grand Prix why he’s being touted as the next big thing in Formula 1. Coming off his second victory of 2019 in Germany, he now has pole position in Budapest. And you can watch all the action with an F1 live stream today.This weekend, the circus heads to Budapest, Hungary for the last stop on its summer tour before a month-long break, followed by the Belgian Grand Prix on Sept. 1. Will Mercedes be able to reclaim their dominant poise at the Hungaroring, or will Red Bull and Ferrari prove they’re here to stay? Here’s how to live stream the 2019 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix to catch all of the action.When is the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix?The actual race kicks off Sunday, Aug. 4 at 3:10 p.m. local time in Budapest — or 9:10 a.m. ET and 6:10 a.m. PT, for those in the United States.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

Oyster Shells Inspire Scientists To Create Glass Thats Much Harder to

first_img(Credit: Lizard/Shutterstock)Crack open an oyster shell and the inner face shimmers in a rainbow of kaleidoscopic colors. This smooth material, known as mother-of-pearl, is beautiful and resilient – so resilient that it has inspired the creation of virtually shatterproof glass. “Our bioinspired glass is 2-3 times more impact resistant than laminated glass and tempered glass — the ‘standards’ for impact-resistant transparent materials,” says McGill University engineer Francois Barthelat, who led the new research.Catastrophic CrackGlass is an amazing material. It’s see-through, durable and doesn’t degrade in the face of heat or chemicals. But it does have an Achilles’ heel: sharp impacts. What might seem like the smallest bonk can shatter glass.Tempered glass helps protect against minor bumps and dings. The material is compressed at its surface, which helps to prevent cracks from forming. When it does crack, however, the entire material fails and the glass explodes. Laminated glass – where a softer material is sandwiched between layers of glass – does a better job of holding together than tempered glass, but its impact resistance isn’t much better. That’s where mother-of-pearl shines. On the microscopic level, mother-of-pearl looks like it’s made out of tiny building blocks. Under force, the mineral blocks can slide apart from each other. The sliding allows the material to take on substantial blows without breaking.Barthelat and colleagues realized they might be able to take advantage of this structure to make a synthetic glass that duplicates mother-of-pearl’s sliding property, overcoming glass’s inherent brittleness.Unbreakable BiologyFirst, the researchers used a laser to cut “bricks” out of borosilicate glass sheets, which were then laminated. Then the team aligned and arranged the sheets so that the final product mimicked the three-dimensional structure of mother-of-pearl, with a type of plastic (called ethylene-vinyl acetate) acting as the “mortar.”The new glass performs seemingly flawlessly. It’s transparent, does not produce any image distortions and instead of breaking under high stress, it bends. It also outperforms Plexiglass, two types of tempered glass and laminated glass in its impact resistance, the researchers report Thursday in the journal Science. All while being just as strong as laminated glass.Plus, when the new material does break, it does so in a “graceful” fashion, says Barthelat. “Instead of breaking catastrophically with many cracks and shards like regular glasses, our material is much tougher: It ‘dents’ and deforms instead of cracking.”  That means materials made from the new glass would be more resistant to chips, cracks and even small punctures. Barthelat says there are countless applications for the bioinspired glass – everything from windows and windshields to solar panels and touchscreens. And it won’t be that hard to manufacture, he says.“Our fabrication method is relatively easy and scalable,” Barthelat says. “One could make industrial volumes of this material very easily and at a reasonable cost.”last_img read more

Global Microwave Devices Market Business Overview Status and Prospect Forecast 2019

first_imgDownload Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3125515?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. The major market players operating in the industry are L-3 Communications, Thales Group, E2V , API Technologies, Teledyne Technologies, CPI, Toshiba, Richardson, TMD Technologies, RFMD, Triton The report segments the global Microwave Devices market based on factors such as type, application, and region. For the historic period, extensive insights on value, market share, production, growth rate, and price analysis for each sub-segment is offered by the report. Additionally, the report also delves into regional production, consumption, export, and import for the historic period. The regions analyzed in the research include North America, Europe, China, Japan, Middle East & Africa, India, and South America. Finally, the current market status and SWOT analysis for each region are elaborated, which would assist market players to gain a competitive edge by determining the dominant segments. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Microwave Devices industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Microwave Devices industry, followed by industry news and policies. Get a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3125515?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Big Market Research has added a report, titled, “Microwave Devices.” The report not only provides a comprehensive analysis of market overview and dynamics for the historical period, 2014-2019, but also offers global and regional forecasts on market value, volume production, and consumption during the future period, 2019-2024. The report also analyzes the key market players, especially the distributors, along with the industrial chain structure. The evolution of market trends is discussed along with the competitive landscape in various regions, which would help top and emerging market players to determine the lucrative investment pockets. About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for. center_img The report performs an industry chain analysis, focusing on upstream raw material suppliers and major downstream buyers. The data is highlighted through the use of tables and figures, which also include manufacturing cost structure and market channel analysis. Major players involved in the Microwave Devices industry are also delineated, along with their market share and product types. The content of the study subjects, includes a total of 15 chapters: Chapter 1, to describe Microwave Devices product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market driving force and market risks. Chapter 2, to profile the top manufacturers of Microwave Devices, with price, sales, revenue and global market share of Microwave Devices in 2017 and 2018. Chapter 3, the Microwave Devices competitive situation, sales, revenue and global market share of top manufacturers are analyzed emphatically by landscape contrast. Chapter 4, the Microwave Devices breakdown data are shown at the regional level, to show the sales, revenue and growth by regions, from 2014 to 2019. Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to break the sales data at the country level, with sales, revenue and market share for key countries in the world, from 2014 to 2019. Chapter 10 and 11, to segment the sales by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2014 to 2019. Chapter 12, Microwave Devices market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2019 to 2024. Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Microwave Devices sales channel, distributors, customers, research findings and conclusion, appendix and data source. Buy Now @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/checkout/sales/501?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Authentication Services The research extensively analyses the key market players involved in the global Microwave Devices industry. With the help of tables and figures, valuable insights on production, value, price, and gross margin of each player are offered. Contact us: Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail : help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more