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PAOK Takes Greek League Lead with 4-0 Win over Lamia

first_imgATHENS (AP) — PAOK beat Lamia 4-0 Sunday to displace AEK at the top of the Greek league.Aleksandar Prijovic scored twice for the hosts, in the 24th and 88th minutes. Marin Leovac had opened the scoring in the 10th and Dimitris Pelkas added another in the 50th.Lamia’s Nikos Anastassopoulos was dismissed in the 71st with a second yellow card, 16 minutes after coming on.AEK’s 88th-minute goal snatched a 1-1 draw at nine-man Xanthi and avoided an embarrassing defeat against a team that had two players dismissed in the 55th and 72nd.PAOK is a point ahead of AEK and two ahead of Levadiakos — a 1-0 winner at Panetolikos — and Atromitos.Also Sunday, Apollon vs. Kerkyra ended in a scoreless draw.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

New RiceHISD consortium aims to close socioeconomic gaps in Houston education

first_imgAddThis ShareRice University:B.J. [email protected]:Jason [email protected] Rice-HISD consortium aims to close socioeconomic gaps in Houston educationLaura and John Arnold Foundation contributes $1.3 millionRice University and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) are developing a consortium to collaborate on research aimed at closing socioeconomic achievement gaps in Houston elementary and secondary education, officials announced today. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is supporting the effort with a $1.3 million grant.The grant will be used to create the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), which will undertake a rigorous research agenda aimed at understanding and meeting the needs of local education leaders. The main goal is to produce research findings that will lead to more effective and meaningful programs so that all students, regardless of their background and socioeconomic status, have equal opportunities in the classroom.“An important part of Rice’s commitment to the city of Houston is helping to improve K-through-12 education,” Rice President David Leebron said. “This new consortium promises to bring rigorous research to the task of helping our educators achieve the best learning outcomes for our students, who are the future of this city.“We’re grateful to our Rice trustee, Laura, and her husband, John, for providing such generous support for the consortium.”The consortium will be housed at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and will include an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from sociology, political science, history, psychology, computer science at Rice and the University of Houston.“We know that the first step toward closing the achievement gap is putting an effective teacher in every classroom,” said HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. “HISD is grateful to the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for its ongoing generous support of HISD’s Effective Teachers Initiative and for this new research partnership with Rice University.”HERC plans to create partnerships between researchers and K-12 practitioners to evaluate the effectiveness of HISD programs and identify ways to better help educators.“Rather than pursue research solely because it might be of interest intellectually, we want to be sure the education research we produce is useful for local public schools,” said Ruth Llast_img read more