Programming – MYNYML http://mynyml.com/ Thu, 19 May 2022 21:25:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mynyml.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Programming – MYNYML http://mynyml.com/ 32 32 Expanded tax credit would help more children access after-school programs | Local News https://mynyml.com/expanded-tax-credit-would-help-more-children-access-after-school-programs-local-news/ Thu, 19 May 2022 21:25:00 +0000 https://mynyml.com/expanded-tax-credit-would-help-more-children-access-after-school-programs-local-news/ MANKATO — A proposed extension to a state tax credit would help more children in the Mankato area access after-school programs. The Minnesota K-12 tax credit is designed to cover 75% of educational program costs outside of tuition. The maximum family amount is $1,000 per child, which could be used to purchase books, tutors, musical […]]]>

MANKATO — A proposed extension to a state tax credit would help more children in the Mankato area access after-school programs.

The Minnesota K-12 tax credit is designed to cover 75% of educational program costs outside of tuition. The maximum family amount is $1,000 per child, which could be used to purchase books, tutors, musical instruments, and other extracurricular activities.

The credit is phasing out for taxpayers earning more than $33,500, however, a threshold unchanged since lawmakers enacted the credit in 1997. Raising it, as proposed by the Minnesota House and Senate to varying degrees, would steer helping more families who otherwise struggle to afford program costs.

Jenny Stratton, coordinator of the Connecting Kids program in Mankato, will be watching the end of the legislative session closely in the hope that lawmakers expand the tax credit.

“I feel great about it,” she said. “We have a lot of outreach, and really with COVID, there’s been a lot of thinking about the value of after-school activities for kids and families.”

Connecting Kids, a United Way program in the Greater Mankato area, offers its own scholarships for families, with eligibility tied to federal guidelines on free and reduced school meals. Since the guidelines are more closely tied to family size, eligibility is much more accessible to households earning more than $33,500.

As it stands, only about half of the 300 young people who qualified for Connecting Kids scholarships last year were also eligible for the tax credit, Stratton said. If the proposed changes are adopted, everyone would be eligible for the additional assistance.

“Mirroring (the tax credit) free and reduced meals is more reflective of the child and their living conditions,” she said. “It will open the door to many more families.”

Connecting Kids works with Minnesota Afterschool Advance, or MAA, to help families access tax credits. MAA works with families throughout the process, covering funds for programming in advance.

Otherwise, families would have to prepay for the programs before recovering 75% of the costs on their tax returns. When disposable income is tight, the upfront cost would be too high a barrier for many low-income families.

Rising prices mean it’s time to expand tax credit eligibility, MAA policy director Matt Norris said in a statement.

“With skyrocketing gas and grocery prices, families don’t have the resources to help their students catch up or progress in school,” he said. “That’s why it’s important for lawmakers to modernize the income cap for this tax credit.”

Stratton predicts that more extracurricular offerings will be available to students if the tax credit increases. Currently, the Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota, Mankato School of Music, and Mathnasium are among the academic enrichment programs families can access with the tax credit.

Now is a good time for families to learn about scholarships and tax credits for summer and fall programs, Stratton said. Connecting Kids provides links to MAA on its website at www.mankatounitedway.org/connecting-kids.

Follow Brian Arola @BrianArola

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Returns from the in-person library summer programming https://mynyml.com/returns-from-the-in-person-library-summer-programming/ Tue, 17 May 2022 18:29:07 +0000 https://mynyml.com/returns-from-the-in-person-library-summer-programming/ Returns from the in-person library summer programming St. Petersburg, FL (May 17, 2022) – Readers of all ages are invited to explore Oceans of Possibilities with the St. Petersburg Library System this summer. Free educational summer programming will be offered from May 28 to July 30, 2022 with ocean-themed stories, presentations, crafts, activities and more […]]]>

Returns from the in-person library summer programming

St. Petersburg, FL (May 17, 2022) – Readers of all ages are invited to explore Oceans of Possibilities with the St. Petersburg Library System this summer.

Free educational summer programming will be offered from May 28 to July 30, 2022 with ocean-themed stories, presentations, crafts, activities and more for toddlers through teens – and kids. adults too. The nine-week offer encourages young people, as well as the young at heart, to continue reading and learning over the summer while school is closed. This year’s theme, Oceans of Possibilities, celebrates oceanography.

This will be the first year since 2019 that the St. Petersburg Library System’s summer programming will take place in person.

“We are thrilled to once again be able to offer free and engaging summer programming to the community. Now that we’re able to offer in-person summer programming again, the community can make the most of what St. Pete’s libraries have to offer,” said Mika Nelson, St. Petersburg.

Summer programming will begin at the Mirror Lake Community Library, where attendees can pick up a summer programming guide and take-home activities.

Summer Launch Event
Saturday May 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mirror Lake Community Library
280 5th St.N.

Youth summer programming guides include information on free programming, to-go crafts, reading challenges and prizes, curated book sets and more. Additionally, young readers can participate in Reading with the Rays to receive two tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game and other prizes.

The Adult Summer Programming Guide includes information on lectures, talks and more for adult readers, storytellers and adventurers to promote lifelong learning.

The City of St. Petersburg, in partnership with Summer BreakSpot, will provide free meals to children 18 and under at several locations in St. Pete during the summer break. Free meals will be available on weekdays from May 31 to August 5 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. More information and additional locations can be found at stpeteparksrec.org/summerfood.

For more information on the St. Petersburg Library System’s summer schedule, visit splibraries.org.

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What’s the hardest part of transitioning into a career in computer programming? https://mynyml.com/whats-the-hardest-part-of-transitioning-into-a-career-in-computer-programming/ Sun, 15 May 2022 16:55:33 +0000 https://mynyml.com/whats-the-hardest-part-of-transitioning-into-a-career-in-computer-programming/ The answer depends on a variety of personal factors, the most important of which is your current occupation. If you’re wondering if it’s too late to learn to code at 30, 40, or 50, the answer is no. People learned to code in their 60s and beyond, and many career movers found new jobs as […]]]>

The answer depends on a variety of personal factors, the most important of which is your current occupation. If you’re wondering if it’s too late to learn to code at 30, 40, or 50, the answer is no. People learned to code in their 60s and beyond, and many career movers found new jobs as software engineers. Still, there are a few things you should think about if you want to be successful.

I researched this topic myself when I was studying computer science, and I think I’m equipped to give professional insights to people wanting to make the transition, as well as some insights I have after years in software engineering. and which I have seen many others share.

Other responsibilities can delay learning

Whether you’re a parent or already have a stressful job in another field, you’ll have to work harder to find the time and space to learn to code. Coding requires focus and consistency. You’ll need uninterrupted time trying to wrap your brain around complex topics, and you’ll need to stick with it to see results.

You may be prone to ageism

People of various ages can and do work in the technology industry. However, ageism still exists and it is not guaranteed that you will not encounter it during your job search.

Some companies may not be suitable

Long or irregular hours, as well as a lack of confidence in work safety (will the company still exist in a year?) can sometimes irritate you. Due to the nature of the work and the degree of risk involved, these start-up businesses may be unattractive to seniors who have responsibilities such as family and mortgages. Larger organizations can offer more stability, regular schedules, and stronger family and retirement plans.

It’s still entirely possible to learn to code and have a successful career in software development after the age of 30, and there are several benefits of learning to code later in life that can offer you a boost. advantage over your younger counterparts.

Here’s what you can do to maximize your chances of success and some tips for learning to code after 30:

  • Create time to learn. Whether it’s during your lunch break or a few hours after the kids have gone to bed, set aside uninterrupted coding time when everyone understands that you’re off limits and need some peace and quiet.
  • Share your journey with other programmers your age. Learn with a friend or discover people online to share your experience with. Coding can be learned by people of all ages, and having friends who understand your specific issues will make the process more enjoyable.
  • Do not compare with others. Learning to code is not a race, and approaching it as such will only lead to disappointment. Focus on your individual journey, your strengths and your aspirations, rather than the distance you might feel with someone else.

Good luck on your trip!

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Celebrate belugas with virtual programming next week https://mynyml.com/celebrate-belugas-with-virtual-programming-next-week/ Sat, 14 May 2022 07:12:11 +0000 https://mynyml.com/celebrate-belugas-with-virtual-programming-next-week/ The three-day event will include talks and activities In this September 2017 file photo from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, beluga whales arch their backs at the surface of the water. Of the five distinct Alaskan beluga populations, only Cook Inlet is listed as endangered. (Courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and […]]]>

The three-day event will include talks and activities

In this September 2017 file photo from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, beluga whales arch their backs at the surface of the water. Of the five distinct Alaskan beluga populations, only Cook Inlet is listed as endangered. (Courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

The Defenders of Wildlife, a national conservation organization, is launching its 3rd annual “belugapalooza” virtual programming next week, to celebrate and raise awareness for endangered beluga whales in Cook Inlet.

The three-day event will include lectures and activities.

May 18 from 4:40-5:30 p.m. kicks off, with a presentation by Jill Seymour, Cook Inlet Beluga Recovery Coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, on Cook State Belugas Inlet. The event will also include a quiz. Register for the Zoom session at https://defenders-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpd-iurDkuGdVcz485y4bkxwsAcsVm7cYT.

Storytelling is the topic of the May 19 session, which will also run from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Different people will share their connection to belugas in the region and what they hope for the species in the future. Register for the session at https://defenders-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdu2trj8iHdB9Pcirb2nbAtmr2JI7-XN4.

The final session will be May 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and will include a presentation on the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan by two researchers. Register for day three at https://defenders-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-CprzMrGNBRIf5bnVO5QYK01ijyPj5i.

Contact journalist Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.


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Google I/O pinball game shows how apps can span phones and the web https://mynyml.com/google-i-o-pinball-game-shows-how-apps-can-span-phones-and-the-web/ Wed, 11 May 2022 22:46:00 +0000 https://mynyml.com/google-i-o-pinball-game-shows-how-apps-can-span-phones-and-the-web/ In collaboration with his Google I/O conference, Google on Tuesday released a pinball game meant to show off one of the company’s favorite programming tools. The pinball game is built with Flutter, a framework to help developers write software that will work on Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, and the web. You can try it by […]]]>

In collaboration with his Google I/O conference, Google on Tuesday released a pinball game meant to show off one of the company’s favorite programming tools.

The pinball game is built with Flutter, a framework to help developers write software that will work on Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, and the web. You can try it by loading the website in a browser.

Very Good Ventures has been writing the app for the past 10 weeks, chief executive David DeRemer said Wednesday. Curious developers can check out Google’s Flutter talk on Google I/O.

To Google I/O, Google announced several new productsincluding its lower end Pixel 6A smartphoneNew Pixel Buds Pro headphones and updates to its Android 13 beta. And he teased some upcoming deals, including his Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones and Pixel Watchcoming this fall, and its Pixel tablet scheduled for 2023.

On Android, the pinball app will ask you if you want to install it as an app on your home screen. This illustrates Google’s efforts to blur the lines between web apps and native smartphone apps that run natively on iOS or Android.

Flutter plays a role in this effort. It’s easy to build an app that runs on one of two smartphone families, the web, Windows, and MacOS, DeRemer said. “It really is a thing that can do almost anything,” he said of Flutter.

The pinball game also uses a game engine called Flame designed to speed up game development, Google developers said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Cross-platform programming can be difficult due to interface differences, but the pinball game makes some accommodations. On a desktop browser, you use the right and left arrows to operate the flippers. On phones, you tap the left and right sides of the screen.

But factors like different screen sizes can mean misfires. When testing with Chrome on a Google Pixel 6 Proa phone with a relatively narrow screen, the rocket icon used to launch the ball is usually off the edge of the screen.

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4 Tips for Playing Sic Bo Casino Games https://mynyml.com/4-tips-for-playing-sic-bo-casino-games/ Tue, 10 May 2022 10:40:51 +0000 https://mynyml.com/4-tips-for-playing-sic-bo-casino-games/ If you are new to the Sic Bo casino game, there are several things you need to know before you start playing. The first thing is to understand the probabilities. In Sic Bo, you can place bets on all nine and twelve zones. You also need to know when to place big and small bets. […]]]>

If you are new to the Sic Bo casino game, there are several things you need to know before you start playing. The first thing is to understand the probabilities. In Sic Bo, you can place bets on all nine and twelve zones. You also need to know when to place big and small bets. By learning about odds and how to manage your bankroll, you can play the game smarter and maximize your profits.

Small and big bets

However, savvy players should avoid betting on the high payouts, which tend to give the house a 2.77% edge. Here are some tips for reducing the house edge when playing Sic Bo. You can also follow the strategy described in this article to avoid losing money on small and big bets.

To maximize your chances of winning Bet Sic Bo (แทงไฮโล)games, you should avoid making alternative bets. Although these are tempting at times, they rarely yield big payouts. Instead, stick to small and big bets and you will surely avoid going broke. By following these tips, you can play it safe and have more wins than losses. Here are some examples of big and small Sic Bo bets:

A small bet pays one for one. When you place this bet, you are betting that the total of the three dice will be a number between four and ten. You are betting on the number that will come out three times and you hope it will come out as the Triple. You also bet on two of the numbers you have chosen. This bet pays two to one if the dice show the same number.

When playing Sic Bo, you should always keep in mind that it is a game of luck, not skill. However, a good strategy can help you limit your losses while aiming for a particular profit. When playing Sic Bo, be sure to choose your bets carefully and never bet more than you can afford to lose. It is crucial to gamble responsibly and never place a bet that you cannot afford to lose.

Bet on 9 or 12

You may be wondering if betting on nine or twelve is a good Sic Bo bet. In general, this is not the case. The only difference between these two bets is the size of the payout. When you place a bet on nine you get a payout of six to one, while betting on twelve will get you a payout of twelve to one. This is a medium risk bet.

You can also bet on doubles. If you bet on doubles, you get the same amount as if you bet on singles. Generally speaking, you should not bet on doubles unless you are sure of your strategy. However, it is possible to place a single bet on nine or twelve. Similarly, betting on doubles does not guarantee you any winnings, but it can help you win more frequently.

Choosing the right betting option is an important step in Sic Bo. Although there is no definitive rule for winning at the game, you can use previous results as a guide. When playing Sic Bo casino games, it is best to stick to basic bets, such as Big and Small bets, Single Dice bets and Odd/Even bets.

The house edge and payout percentage are the same for all Sic Bo casino games. You can find different promotions on Sic Bo, so be sure to check your website frequently for any bonuses. Always remember to read the rules and bonus details before placing a bet. You can always make a bet on 9 or 12 if you feel confident in your decision. There are many other factors to consider when placing a bet, and it is best to consult a professional before making a decision.

Mix bets

There are several strategies you can use to make money playing Sic Bo, but they all have different results. One of them is to mix up your bets. This is an important strategy when playing Sic Bo because different bets have different payouts and requirements. However, you should keep in mind that no strategy can guarantee you a profit. Also, it is essential that you know when to leave the table.

Playing ไฮโลออนไลน์เดิมพันขั้นต่ำ ten บาท, it is wise to start by betting a lower amount on double or single numbers. In this case, you have more chances to win. You must also bet on a single number, such as eight. It would also be a good idea to place two units on the double numbers 1, 2 or 3. Also, if you have enough funds, you can play several games at the same time.

In Sic Bo, the highest payout comes from the triple hit, which will produce a profit of 199 units. Payouts are similar to other types of games, but a triple hit in Sic Bo can net you nearly $1,000 in profit. By learning how to use this betting strategy, you can make bigger wins. A common strategy is to double your bet when you lose and reduce it to one unit when you win.

Despite its intimidating appearance, Sic Bo is a relatively new game. However, compared to dice-based games, this game is simple to understand. In Sic Bo, players select a number from three dice, with 216 possible outcomes. The lowest number will be three and the highest number will be eighteen. If you get a set, you’ll win 18:1!

Balanced Sic Bo strategy

If you are a newbie to Sic Bo, you might be wondering what is the best way to play this game. It is a game that involves betting on the outcome of a single dice or different combinations of dice. To win, you need to understand the betting table and its options. Sic Bo has several betting areas. You can bet on a single dice, a combination of dice or the outcome of multiple dice rolls.

A balanced strategy will help you spread your risk and win big. If you want to win, you need to look for bigger wins and double your bets with the total. This strategy is for experienced players and can lead to a stable return. But it’s not the best for beginners, so be sure to follow it for a few games before making the decision to use a more sophisticated strategy.

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Schedule theoretically useless computer courses https://mynyml.com/schedule-theoretically-useless-computer-courses/ Sun, 08 May 2022 18:49:29 +0000 https://mynyml.com/schedule-theoretically-useless-computer-courses/ When it comes to schools with the best computer science programs, the University of Chicago is not among the first universities that come to mind. Indeed, UChicago ranks 28th in the nation for IT. While not terrible, such a low ranking in a popular and highly employable major is hardly impressive for a university that […]]]>

When it comes to schools with the best computer science programs, the University of Chicago is not among the first universities that come to mind. Indeed, UChicago ranks 28th in the nation for IT. While not terrible, such a low ranking in a popular and highly employable major is hardly impressive for a university that costs more than four times as much as several universities ranked above it, such as the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley, which have in-state tuition fees of around $40,000 and $44,000 respectively.

The problem starts with UChicago’s current undergraduate curriculum: it promotes a more theoretical approach, but doesn’t supplement theory with more applicable and concrete material. Although theory is an essential component of computer science and helps to distinguish between true computer scientists and mere “programmers”, the UChicago computer science department does not prioritize equipping students with short-term marketable skills. Developing skills in relevant programming languages ​​and widely used software tools should be given just as much priority as theoretical knowledge. While the computer science department’s recent decision to restructure its introductory course sequence will allow it to provide more instruction in programming languages, it should continually revise its curriculum to include the most relevant software tools used in IT. ‘era.

To understand how little importance UChicago places on programming skills, just watch the current introductory sequence, especially the introductory course. CS 151 focuses on key concepts but does little to develop the student’s programming and software skills. Although the course provides a satisfying overview of the field by covering the basics of programming, data structures, lists, graphs, trees, and other fundamental topics, these topics are taught through various programming projects in Racket , a functional programming language that is not widely used. in the real world. By the end of the course, a student may have mastered the concepts but will have no experience with programming languages ​​useful for most research or career settings.

While using a language like Racket for an introductory course has some advantages, it has bigger drawbacks. Most incoming students with a background in programming do not have prior experience with the language, as it is more common for languages ​​such as Python or Java to be taught in high schools. Thus, Racket creates a level playing field by ensuring that few individuals have the advantage of extensive language practice. It also introduces students to functional programming, useful in certain areas of computer science such as machine learning. Racket’s benefits, however, end there. Subsequent courses for the major never use Racket again, and the syntax of the language does not relate to any other language used in the rest of the introductory sequence. As fellow columnist Tejas Narayan pointed out, the course further deters students who struggle with the language from majoring in computer science. Amid these drawbacks, Racket’s benefits aren’t enough to justify using the language in the first computer science course.

Universities with more respected computer science programs introduce programming concepts alongside theory in their introductory computer science courses. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the premier computer science school, begins its computer science curriculum with a Python programming course. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) also teaches Python in its introductory course. The first course in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s computer science major program teaches students about the features and libraries of Java and explains fundamental programming concepts such as object-oriented programming, encapsulation, and programming. ‘abstraction. These universities, all much higher ranked than UChicago in terms of computer science programs, teach theoretical computer science and useful programming skills.

Professionally, students who had the opportunity to pursue computer science studies before college have an advantage over those who could not. I gained basic knowledge of Java and Python through programming experience in classrooms and on the high school robotics team, and when I realized that the UChicago curriculum would not equip me entirely of relevant and modern software and programming skills, I searched for online certifications in institutions. like UCSD and University of Michigan to show my skills in these areas on my resume. Without these experiences, I could only list Racket and C on my CV – a skill set not particularly attractive to employers or researchers looking for interns experienced with Python, Java, JavaScript, SQL and other tools. commonly used. languages. By failing to include instructions on programming, especially when most other universities teach this material, UChicago puts students with no previous experience at a disadvantage compared to other computer science students across the country. Having more extensive and up-to-date programming skills opens the door to opportunities that deepen one’s experience in computer science, and the University of Chicago should prioritize the inclusion of this material.

What is considered a “relevant” programming tool or software will inevitably change over time, and UChicago’s computer science program should adapt accordingly. Computing, more dynamic than other STEM fields, continues to expand its content. Although its theoretical foundations remain relatively immutable, new tools are constantly being developed for use in real-world applications. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast argue that computer science curricula should inculcate “both the theoretical underpinnings…and also the latest industry needs and trends” to address the shortcomings of early-career computer scientists. The new set of introductory computer science courses will move towards this recommendation by incorporating theoretical components, such as algorithms and data structures, with programming knowledge in Python, which today is one of skills most sought after by employers. Nonetheless, the UChicago CS department should continually modify its curriculum to teach students the most applicable and up-to-date software development tools. This may mean further updating introductory courses to include instruction on new libraries and tools in Python or new programming languages, depending on what is relevant at the time. Teaching this material to students will successfully prepare them for entry into the professional world and ensure that they do not start out with knowledge gaps.

The restructuring of the intro sequence is long overdue, but it should not be the last modification of the program. The CS department should equip students with marketable skills by continuing to adapt to the dynamic trends of widely used software. These skills will eventually open the door to new opportunities that to strenghten the theoretical underpinnings outlined here at the University of Chicago.

Luke Contreras is in his second year at college.

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Proposed Changes to Public French Programs Focus on Student Perseverance and Improving Learning https://mynyml.com/proposed-changes-to-public-french-programs-focus-on-student-perseverance-and-improving-learning/ Fri, 06 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://mynyml.com/proposed-changes-to-public-french-programs-focus-on-student-perseverance-and-improving-learning/ The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is completing its public feedback sessions on its review of French programming. The school board has been revising its French Immersion, Core French and Enriched French streams since 2017 after saying it recognized the need for improved programming. The council commissioned an external review and a final report […]]]>

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is completing its public feedback sessions on its review of French programming.

The school board has been revising its French Immersion, Core French and Enriched French streams since 2017 after saying it recognized the need for improved programming. The council commissioned an external review and a final report was released in 2020.

A review committee comprised of counselors, students, parents, and administrators reviewed the external report and proposed changes to help reduce dropout rates and program access. The changes are reflected in a new vision statement, goals, principles and action items.

“One of the goals is to ensure that we increase student confidence and success, that we increase the quality of French language programming for our equity-seeking groups, and that we also increase the engagement of our students, educators, caregivers and communities towards French as a second language,” said Della Lataille-Herdsman, who serves on the review committee and superintendent of student and welfare on the board.

Della Lataille-Herdsman is Superintendent of Students and Welfare at the Waterloo Region District School Board. (Submitted by the Waterloo Region District School Board)

Proposed changes

Currently, families interested in French Immersion enroll their children in the program in Grade 1; however, up to 40% of students eventually drop out in Grade 8.

The review board looked at several scenarios that emerged from the external review, such as changing the entry point to grade 2, grade 4, or even kindergarten. In the end, the review committee supported changing the entry point to Grade 2 and increasing Core French learning by 50% in Grade 1.

In an online video of the review, school principal Erica Gillespie said the aim was to help families make the best decision about their child’s education and to “ensure that students who enter the program can continue their French immersion until they graduate”.

The committee suggested improving English reading and writing support as well to enable teachers to build a comprehensive picture of student needs early before moving on to French immersion. This will be especially important for students who need academic support, Gillespie said.

The committee also recommended increasing the learning of French over the years. For example, if a student enrolls in French immersion in 2024 to 2025, they will experience 58% of their learning in French until Grade 6, compared to 50% currently.

The committee said there may be more changes in the future related to the program’s limits and its entry lottery system.

Community consultations

The school board has asked the public for comment through consultations launched last week. The last session is Friday.

During a feedback session, the board received questions about admission exceptions, cross-border transportation services, reviewing the registration process, supporting low-income families, and connecting students in French immersion with those in other streams.

Lataille-Herdsman said there have been several questions related to the entry point proposal.

“I would say there’s a balance between families having a common interest in Grade 2. Others are still thinking about it to make those decisions for their child. So it’s varied so far,” a- she declared.

The review committee plans to use the feedback to make final recommendations to be presented to the board in June. If approved, the changes could be rolled out as early as January 2023.

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Luxembourg expands its programming agreement with RTL https://mynyml.com/luxembourg-expands-its-programming-agreement-with-rtl/ Tue, 03 May 2022 13:57:04 +0000 https://mynyml.com/luxembourg-expands-its-programming-agreement-with-rtl/ Luxembourg expands its programming agreement with RTL RTL Government pledge to pay up to €15m a year for new contract with TV company replaces 25-year-old financing plan Government pledge to pay up to €15m a year for new contract with TV company replaces 25-year-old financing plan Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Photo credit: AFP […]]]>

Luxembourg expands its programming agreement with RTL

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Government pledge to pay up to €15m a year for new contract with TV company replaces 25-year-old financing plan

Government pledge to pay up to €15m a year for new contract with TV company replaces 25-year-old financing plan

Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Photo credit: AFP

Luxembourg lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday that could pay RTL Group up to 50% more per year to continue and expand its television, radio and digital programming.

The new contract worth up to 106 million euros has been approved by Parliament.

The agreement provides that the Grand Duchy will pay RTL, based in Luxembourg but operating in Cologne, up to 15 million euros per year for seven years from 2024, plus 1 million euros for the replacement of equipment . The deal, which would also expand the company’s Luxembourgish-language offerings, was first outlined by the prime minister last year.

RTL’s Luxembourg subsidiary, CLT-UFA, has been producing Luxembourg news, culture and sports programs since 1995. Until 2020, CLT-UFA and RTL Group produced the programs in return for the company’s use broadcasting frequencies in Luxembourg, according to a parliamentary report explaining the new legislation.

But as frequency values ​​plummeted and production costs rose, the company and the government agreed to a contract in 2017 that required the government to pay RTL €10 million a year between 2021 and 2023.

RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, the only general-interest television channel broadcast in Luxembourgish, attracted an average of 138,700 viewers per day last year, compared to 153,000 in 2020, according to the company’s annual report published last week.

The new contract includes more children’s, scientific, sports and cultural programmes, as well as programs in English. RTL will also take on a media education mission and expand cooperation with the University of Luxembourg.

Last year, RTL generated revenue of 75 million euros from advertisements and other sources in Luxembourg, or 1.1% of the company’s total revenue of 6.6 billion euros, according to the company’s annual report. RTL Luxembourg’s combined TV, radio and digital offerings reached 82% of all Luxembourgers aged 15 and over, the company said.

(Additional report by Emery P. Dalesio)


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Hare, programming language for creating operating systems https://mynyml.com/hare-programming-language-for-creating-operating-systems/ Sun, 01 May 2022 22:33:57 +0000 https://mynyml.com/hare-programming-language-for-creating-operating-systems/ When we talk about a programming language, we refer to a series of symbols and codes that allow the programmer to create the different instructions that will be executed within an application, or to control the behavior of a machine. . There are currently a large number of programming languages ​​that offer programmers many options […]]]>

When we talk about a programming language, we refer to a series of symbols and codes that allow the programmer to create the different instructions that will be executed within an application, or to control the behavior of a machine. .

There are currently a large number of programming languages ​​that offer programmers many options to create their projects, including their own operating system.

It is in the creation of operating systems that the launch of a new programming language specially designed to fulfill this purpose.

is about I’ll do, a tool created by Drew DeVault in collaboration with about thirty collaborators whose goal is to provide programmers with everything they need to develop their own operating system.

DeVault hopes that over time, Hare will become an alternative to the C programming languagewhich is quite ambitious, considering that, although not as widely used as it used to be, C continues to be the most important programming language in history, used in the development of kernels that make up operating systems.

Although DeVault’s intention is not to dethrone C, but simplify it to keep its usefulness, since he considers it a suitable tool for developing operating systems, as well as drivers, network software, compilers, System Toolsas well as instructions for low-level, high-performance tasks.

Regarding Hare, DeVault points out that this language provides static typing, accompanied by a manual memory management and one minimum execution time. In the aesthetic part, Hare is presented with a stable and robust design.

However, not everything could be perfect, because at the moment Hare is only available for download on Linux and FreeBSD for x86_64, aarch64 and riscv64, leaving aside Windows and MacOS. In this regard, DeVault expressed the following:

We don’t intend to support non-free platforms, but since the language is standardized, a third-party implementation or fork could easily expand Windows or MacOS support if desired.

Those wishing to learn more about Hare will have the opportunity to do so through the library’s standard tutorial and documentation. Thus, they can also have the possibility of seeing a presentation in PDF.

You can also visit the official website for more information.

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