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Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Releases AAPI Language Education Schools (AAPLES) Initiative

first_img 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:last_img read more

Vet suggests permanent ban on Luzon pork

first_imgIn ordering a 90-day ban in October, Mayor Jerry Treñas said ASFreaching this city is possible. Iloilo City is a major entry/exit point ofinter-regional conveyance through the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan,Iloilo and Iloilo International Port in Barangay Loboc, Lapuz district. The city government ordered a three-month temporary ban on livepigs, hog carcasses, pork, pork products, and by-products from ASF-affectedareas in October. In proposing the permanent ban, Forteza pointed out that cityremains sufficient in pork produced locally or sourced from Mindanao and Cebu. In fact, he said, Iloilo City remains ASF-free. There is no known vaccine against ASF but it does not pose a health riskto humans. The Food and Drug Administration should investigate this, hestressed. The task force has over 40 personnel.Forteza also said its operation is estimated to cost P1 million every quarter. Iloilo City, according to Treñas, is No. 3 in terms of frequency of shipcalls annually (11,853), No. 4 in cargo (491,719 metric tons) and No. 4 inpassenger traffic (2.4 million). ILOILO City – To protect this city from the African swine fever(ASF), the City Veterinary Office is recommending a permanent or an extensionof the 90-day ban on pork and pork products from Luzon and ASF-affectedcountries.  ASF causes high fever, loss of appetite, hemorrhages, and death amongdomestic and wild pigs, thus it is a threat primarily to the hog industry, thento industries that deal with pork. It also threatens food security. “We looked if worth bala angP1 million…and we feel that it is very important,” said Forteza. “We will recommend to the Sangguniang Panlungsod to make permanentthe ban, or extend it. This needs an ordinance,” said Dr. Tomas Forteza, city veterinarian. But he did not discount the possibility that some pork and porkproducts from Mindanao and Cebu may actually be from Luzon. Forteza said the city government also formed inOctober a task force on ASF to, among others, inspect markets and secure thecity’s entry points from the possible entry of pork from ASF-hit areas. “There is an urgent need to adopt preventive measures to protect the hogindustry of Region 6,” stressed Treñas./PNlast_img read more