Take Precautions Against Hot Temperatures October 8 – 12, 2015

first_imgPublic Safety Take Precautions Against Hot Temperatures October 8 – 12, 2015 Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 4:22 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Make a comment It’s HOT out there Pasadena! Weather officials are predicting excessive heat for Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles County area for this weekend. This means an increased risk for heat-related illness and issues for the elderly, infants, outdoor workers and those venturing outdoors, including our animal companions.The City wishes to remind everyone to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City for any alerts and updates.Due to the big weekend international soccer match at the Rose Bowl Stadium, the annual Open House at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Rose Bowl Flea Market and all of the other great weekend activities in Pasadena, it is especially important that people going outdoors stay hydrated, use sunscreen, wear hats, seek shade and just do over exert themselves. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Retired Service Members Counter Violence in Brazilian Schools

first_imgBy Nelza Oliveira July 18, 2019 The government of the state of Rio de Janeiro announced the hiring of 1,000 reservists who will begin work in public schools in the second semester of 2019. The idea arose from a March attack that led to 10 deaths from two armed students at a public school in the city of Suzano, in the state of São Paulo.More schools around the country are hiring reservists and military police officers to fight violence. In Rio de Janeiro, service members will monitor building entrances to stop armed students, act as inspectors, and mediate conflicts.Schools managed with support from the police, Armed Forces, and Fire Department to reduce the country’s crime rate, especially among children and youth attending public schools in more vulnerable areas, is a concept Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro endorses.In January, the Department of Education created the Deputy Secretary Office for Civilian-Military School Development to implement and strengthen new management models in public schools, based on standards used in the Brazilian Army’s (EB, in Portuguese) 13 military schools across the country. The model, however, doesn’t include the educational curriculum, which remains the responsibility of academic staff. Service members would oversee areas such as discipline, administration, and school installations.The 13 military schools, both public and private, have an above-average national performance, as per the National High School Examination, which enables admission to universities, and per the Basic Education Quality Index (IDEB, in Portuguese), which measures national education quality on a scale from 0 to 10. Most students in these schools are service members’ children. The competition for placement in these schools can reach up to 270 students for each opening.A total of 120 public schools in 17 states are modeled after EB military school. Goiás holds the majority, with 60 public schools and 65,000 students enrolled. In 2018, there were more than 20,000 applications for 5,000 available spaces. Major Oscar Alveólos Military Police Public School of Goiás, which went from 5.0 to 6.1 points on the IDEB scale in only two years, illustrates the success of the model.Betting on the modelThe program in Rio de Janeiro dubbed Care will hire reservists, as well as military police officers to patrol areas near schools and to respond to calls in the event of threats.“All professionals who will be working on the program are also trained for conflict mediation, through a partnership with the Court of Justice. The expectation for these operations is that they will increase the sense of security and generate benefits, including a reduction of student drop outs, due to improved security to attend classes,” said Pedro Fernandes, secretary of Public Education of Rio de Janeiro, at the Care launching ceremony, on April 17.At the onset of 2019, the secretary of Public Education created the Shared Management School in Brasília, choosing to hire military police for community patrols and to counter violence in schools. The pilot project operates in four schools with nearly 7,000 students. Schools were selected based on basic education development indexes, education quality, human development, and the violence rate where they operate.“The distribution of police officers is based on the need of each educational network. All military police officers have been trained to work in schools,” the Public Affairs Office for the Federal District Public Security Secretariat told Diálogo. In the capital, the Dr. César Toledo Military Police Public School is proof of the program’s success with an IDEB score of 4.7 in 2007 and 7.5 in 2017.“The school environment is noticeably more peaceful, and teachers can work at ease,” the Public Affairs Office for the Federal District Public Education Secretariat said. The initiative also helps reservists, who want to continue to work and leverage the expertise acquired in the Armed Forces.last_img read more