Friday, May 26, 2017

THE GOSSIP - LeBron, Steph Curry, Columbus School District and Mount Vernon Nazarene University

COLUMBUS SCHOOLS RANKED AMONG NATION'S BEST - Two Columbus City Schools are among the Nation’s Best!  Columbus Alternative High School (CAHS) and Centennial High School are included in a new “Best High Schools” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Of the Ohio Schools ranked in 2017 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, CAHS is ranked 49th in Ohio and 1222 nationally, earning a Silver Medal. Centennial is ranked 133rd in the state and 2275 nationally, also earning a Silver Medal.

“This is a testament to the hard work of the faculty, staff and community," said Superintendent/CEO Dr. Dan Good. “This is also another illustration that, for our students, your demography doesn’t determine your destiny.”

U.S. News & World Report looked at more than 22,000 schools across the country and used a multi-step program to arrive at its rankings.

Factors that helped determine rankings included whether the school’s students were performing better than expected in their state, how disadvantaged students performed, and college-readiness performance.

MVNU HONOREES RETIREES - A special chapel service was held at Mount Vernon Nazarene University honoring retirees and Recognition of Service recipients. MVNU is grateful for their years of service and they will be greatly missed by their respective academic schools.
“A lot has changed since 1968 when this wonderful place called Mount Vernon Nazarene University came into existence, but one of the things that has not changed over all of the years are those whom God calls to serve here in the context of our faculty and our staff,” said Rev. Joe Noonen, Vice President for Student Life and University Chaplain at MVNU.

INNIS MAGGIORE ADDS PROJECT MANAGER - Canton-based Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning agency, today announced Ashley Johnson has joined as project manager. She is one of three project managers who lead the agency’s teams in the development of client work that is on strategy, on time and on budget.

PROPS FOR MISS AMERICA SCHOLARSHIPS - The Miss America Foundation is proud to announce its recent ranking by as number one out of the 10 Biggest Scholarship Providers in the World!

The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization -- together with the Miss America Organization and its 52 licensed organizations -- is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers. The Miss America Foundation strives to empower young women to achieve their academic and career goals by providing quality scholarship assistance.

The Miss America Foundation offers academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness, and in the performing arts.

IS THE PROPOSAL TO CHANGE SOCIAL SECURITY A TROJAN HORSE? - More than 2.2 million Ohioans receive Social Security benefits, and a proposal to change the way the program is funded is being attacked as a sneaky way of undermining it. The Trump administration is floating what's been described as a "trial balloon" - to end the separate payroll taxes dedicated to Social Security and replace them with general revenue or a consumption tax, similar to a sales tax. But Nancy Altman, president of the group

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