March 29, 2018 Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Releases AAPI Language Education Schools (AAPLES) Initiative SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Advocate to state and local educational institutions for space to hold classesSeek private and federal grants for resources for capacity buildingShare curriculum, instructional materials, and pedagogical strategies for mutual benefitHold professional development meetings, with the scholarly input of educational faculty in Penn State and other interested universitiesCollaborate in undertaking research on home/school connections, student needs, learning strategies, and instructional practices to enhance teaching.Such schools may include teaching arrangements that are not formally established such as those that meet outside of a school setting. In areas where no such arrangements exist, local community leaders or parents who intend to start schools can send their information. This network will help provide information and resources to start community-based schools in your area.The AAPLES initiative is part of ongoing work by the Commission to learn about the challenges facing the AAPI communities and how the Commission can leverage its collective strengths to effectively advocate, promote resources for, and best serve the state’s diverse AAPI communities.Any community-organized school interested in participating in AAPLES may complete the online form for their community-based school here; registration is free. Asian Pacific American Affairs, Education, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs released online a statewide initiative entitled Asian American and Pacific Islander Language Education Schools (AAPLES).The Commission is looking to establish a network of community-organized schools in Pennsylvania. Community-organized schools are community-based schools that teach Asian or Pacific Islander heritage languages, English as a second language, and other school subjects specifically to students from Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.The purpose of the AAPLES initiative is to bring together teachers and administrators of these schools to:
MASON CITY — It’s been a week since the City of Mason City decided to close off playground equipment at the city’s parks due to the COVID-19 situation, a move that was further reinforced by Governor Reynolds taking the same action statewide on Monday. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says law enforcement will continue to monitor the playgrounds, skate parks and basketball courts in an effort to discourage use of those now prohibited areas. “The city continues to work to address those. I’d encourage people when they see those congregations of individuals to report those to the police department. We have posted signage and barricades, and sometimes people disregard those. We’ll continue to address those as we can.”Highland Park Golf Course remains open for people who want to get out and play a round as a form of recreation and exercise. Burnett says they have put a strict set of rules in place to deal with coronavirus. “Everything from not touching the flag, to sanitizing carts, to recommending that no more than five people be near or at the clubhouse, just to essentially get people checked in and checked out. There’s no congregating whatsoever at the course. Those who have violated those rules have been strongly reprimanded and warned that they would not be allowed to use the course again.” If someone sees a violation of the restrictions, they are encouraged to contact the Police Department at 421-3636.