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KCBS All News
"grant graves" Discussed on KCBS All News
"News, 106 9 and a.m. 7 40 case CBS. There's Casey be asked. I'm Lucie John why some local restaurants no longer expect you to leave a tip. Well, how did the Bay Area fair during 2020 twos fire season actually machia better than you might think? Good morning, I'm Jennifer honchos, CBS News is coming up next. News time 8 31. CBS News special report, the world is remembering Pope emeritus Benedict the 16th who died today at the age of 95. That's been addicted as last public mass before resigning, Vatican spokesman, Matteo Bruni. On Wednesday of 28th in the afternoon, he had received the anointing of the sick in the monastery at the end of the holy mass. The BBC's Paul Adams with moron Benedict the man. A prolific author and musician with a particular love of Mozart, Joseph ratzinger led the Catholic Church for 8 years. But his decision to become the first Pope in nearly 600 years to resign proved more memorable than a lifetime of scholarship. Pope Francis will preside over Benedict's funeral at the Vatican on Thursday, January 5th, the two lived side by side at the Vatican for years after Benedict stepped down from his post. CBS News special report. I'm Allison keyes. News time 8 32 was our news watch continues. Well, now that 2022 is just about over, we're going to take a moment to reflect on the years fire season, as case CBS Keith manconi reports, we actually had some lucky breaks. Telling up the acres burned, 2022 ends up ranking second lowest of any gear in the past decade. And that result was not what many were expecting heading into fire season, given a long stretch with barely any rain. But then, our luck changed. Even though January February and March were record dry, April was pretty wet. And so that delayed things drying out. Paul Rogers, environment writer for the mercury news, timely rains arrived later in the year, once again, just in the Nick of time. But roger says this year also showed us plenty of signs that the climate is changing. I mean, this year, during Labor Day week, California experienced a severe hit heat wave, which showed us the all time hottest temperatures that have ever been recorded in Northern California. So some lucky breaks to be sure, but by no means a sign that California is out of the Woods when it comes to wildfire dangers. We need to continue to adapt and prepare as the climate keeps getting hotter. Keith manconi, and for more reflections on Bay Area news from this year, you can tune into this weekend's CBS in depth program broadcasting tomorrow morning at 8 30 and tomorrow evening at 8 30 as well. Well, tipping your server when dining out something most of us are accustomed to, but actually things are changing somewhat at local restaurants. Liz St. John reports. In Europe and some other places around the world, a service charge is usually built into the bill so no tips are expected. Some Bay Area restaurants are switching to this practice. The problem here is you have a business model that's usually based upon a lot of employees not paid well and efficient model from how the manage it and to run it. So if you train them better and have less people and pay them more, you can actually have a more efficient system and that including the service charge in on the bill is one way to do that. Douglas Keane is a Michelin starred chef and owner of Cyrus in geyser ville. I think the more custom people get to it. And I think it will start with a higher end prefix type of menus that it will become more commonplace, especially if you can build a more sustainable business model for both for the employees and for the business itself. He says using the service charge instead of tips is one way of fixing the disparity in pay where a cook might make 30,000 a year while a server makes a 100,000. This St. John key CBS. Well, if you're looking for a new year's resolution, you might consider volunteering Red Cross volunteer grant graves says he takes a lot of pride in what he does. I really enjoy volunteering because I meet new people, especially the blood drives you meet a lot of new people coming through every 20, 30 minutes. And it's a great way to have some conversations and be a little more social, given we're coming out of the pandemic. I find that to be a huge benefit. But the Red Cross does a lot more than just blood drives, they're also looking for volunteers to help out during disasters like a house fire. It's very satisfying to show up where people are scared. They're hurt. It's literally the worst day of
KCBS All News
"grant graves" Discussed on KCBS All News
"The warning is due to the heavy rainfall that could cause smaller streams and creeks to quickly rise and then create some standing water situations on the roadways. Areas that could see some flooding include Santa Rosa, Petaluma, healdsburg, sebastopol, katari roner park, and others. According to the national weather service, this is not a flash flood situation. It's more of what they call a nuisance type of flooding. And if drivers encounter some deeper waters on the roads, officials say to stay safe and turn back, meanwhile, Bart officials say there could be system wide delays this morning and that is because of the wet weather, Bart reporting there may be delays of up to ten minutes, officials are asking riders to watch their steps on wet platforms and stairways. That service advisory was first sent out just before 6 o'clock this morning. Well, if you want to avoid driving this New Year's Eve, buses or trains make a great alternative as kcbs as David Welch reports, many transit authorities around the Bay Area will be offering up free rides. AC transit Sam trans and VTA are all offering free rides on New Year's Eve and all three are running well past midnight. If you're planning on heading into the city for the fireworks, Jim Allison with Bart says, although it isn't free, Bart is running past midnight. And we'll also plan to have extra event trains to alleviate some of the crowding on the platform. Muni is both plentiful and free with extra buses and metro service from 7 p.m. to two 15 a.m.. Steven Chun with muni says if you're riding on New Year's Eve and you want it to be for free. Please don't tap your clipper card or else you will be charged. And if you're coming up to the city from the Peninsula, Dan Lieberman with caltrain says rides are on them. We'll be running free service after 8 p.m. on Saturday the 31st, and that will be going till the end of special late night service at 2 a.m. out of San Francisco. David Welch, kcbs. If you're looking for a way to help your community in the new year, consider volunteering with the Red Cross, you probably think a blood drives when you think of the organization, but Red Cross volunteer grant graves says they actually do a lot more than that. The number one thing we do over 60,000 times a year is respond to home fires. I'm really the only organization in the United States that does that. So when someone's in need, they don't know where they're going to sleep, their house has been burned down. God forbid they have had a loss of a loved one. We're the team that comes out to try to look at how we can facilitate them, connect them to resources. You can also volunteer at a local blood drive or even by driving that blood to the hospitals where it's needed. Graves says he's making a career change to emergency management because of his experience as a volunteer with the Red Cross. Just ahead on Casey BS. I'm Keith manconi, California saw fewer wildfire disasters in 2022. We consider why that happened. And that kind of saved the day. 7 O 8s with the cheka Bay Area traffic has just been crazy this morning because of the heavy rain. I'm sure you're overwhelmed at this point, Ted trying to decipher it all. What's a kind of top priority right now for motorists? Well, right now we've been paying attention to this accident in Oakland to 8 80 northbound right near 23rd avenue in exit, it has been blocking the three left lanes. It's gotten a little bit better in the last few minutes, so I'm wondering if they're starting to open up more lanes, but still right at that accident, you will hit the brakes pretty hard, as well as the situation in South San Francisco one O one southbound right near oyster points earlier accident had the middle lanes blocked. They're still working on that one, but in both north and south directions, there's flooding, particularly in the middle lanes, so that's causing slowdowns, both directions there. One that I do want to mention though is Bart is being impacted by all this. They said there could be up to ten minute delays system wide today due to wet weather conditions. They advise you to watch your step as you're getting on the platforms and right now there is a 20 minute delay between south Hayward and Union City on the Barry S align in the various at Richmond and Daly City directions. This is due to an equipment problem on the train. So if you are taking Bart, do be aware of that being a factor. And CHP and the Dublin area has advised to slow down in The Rain and that hydroplane into the new year is not recommended. Your next update 7 18 on the
The Munk Debates
"grant graves" Discussed on The Munk Debates
"Outside of the classroom. How maybe not only our particular student is doing. But how the students in our state or province are doing our how our country's doing versus another country and that we need grading as a way of ensuring that our educational systems are delivering on the bigger social priorities that we have mandated them to Achieve hopefully a successor around and in the absence of grades. There's an absence of an accountability and it becomes a free for all. What is your reply to that argument about the importance of grades in terms of the accountability of our educational systems. You know i've heard that argument. Made normally in the context of trying to justify standardized testing. And i have a response to that about why standardized tests are not good indicators and that there's also an important difference between showing that kids are learning well or schools are teaching well as opposed to that comparison that you slipped in there. How are we doing better than or compared to other states provinces countries districts which is not about quality and learning. It's about winning victory. But i have to be honest. I've never heard anybody tried to justify giving grades to individual students in terms of holding accountable teachers for how well they're doing overall. Since the great my kid gets tells you absolutely nothing about the overall quality of the school. So i don't even see how that argument florida's a believe that is would begin to justify the process of giving grades in terms of parents who want to know to make sure their kids are doing okay. That learning is taking place their own kids. That's where it becomes important now to look at alternatives to grades. And i think here's what stuff on thinking of utopian thought experiment. But here's what lots of great schools are doing now in place of giving any letters or numbers which turn out to provide a far richer and more informative sense to parents and to the kids themselves than a b. plus or an eighty seven Ever could the first way they do that is by offering narrative comments. Were teachers. describe in words what they've noticed going on and we're the improvement can happen the second way. That's even better is conferences or conversations with kansas with parents with kids and parents or best of all with kids and parents were. The kid is in charge of the session of revealing that possibly by showing examples of the assignments in a portfolio to indicate this process. The reason i believe the ladder conferences is superior to narratives is because a conference can in theory be a dialogue whereas narrative is still a monologue. Even though it's way better than reducing the kid to a letter or number so when those things are done in paris have the chance to experience being walked through. Exactly what's going on the parent. Realizes now i have more information with fewer disadvantages. Then when i'm merely got a report card that had a letter or a number on it. Thanks healthy so tom. What's your view. This i mean alfi's painting a picture here one that's probably compelling to a lot of frustration parents who feel that the grading system isn't in any way capturing the nuances the complexities of their child. It's like drying rich milkshake through a really really Thin straw. I mean to what extent are are you comfortable and if you're not give us a little more sense of y It wouldn't be the right thing. Just throw it all out and just moved to as as alfi's characterizing here kind of conversations conversations between parents teachers students you know. Make this into a socratic dialogue. Not an exercise in in quantification and qualification. But in this case i do agree with alfie. That the the notion of green serving as a mechanism for ability is i think a pretty weak argument. I really haven't seen that survive. But i do know it's related to a major concern. That parents students reflect when we do surveys. Suppose about the grading foss has that is. They're concerned about the terrible inconsistency. There is a grading policies and practices across features within the same school. As we've tried to understand why inconsistency exists we find. That often comes down to not being any clear notion to the purpose of grady. We'll even what what evidence would best reflect that purpose one of the major steps that we continue to press educators to take on as they look at greeting reform is be clear about their purpose to make that clear and then once that is cleared you can go back to your policies and practices and see whether they they do actually reflect that purpose and what you'll discover as many many don't doesn't i think it's in central us to keep in mind is that there's a long history behind us and actually why we came degrades when we first began looking at the way we reported student learning progress it was just as alpha just narrative reports in the early colonial days when there would be a single teacher purchased for hired for community that they wouldn't have a lot of money to pay the teachers so the community would make arrangements one the nights during the week the teacher would visited different family members and drake dinner than the teacher would talk about the progress students were making what success where they can make improvements he was all done so orally through these sorts of conversations they would have with parents home and continued for many many years and it wasn't until the middle eighteen hundreds where we started passing at our country mandatory swore -tendance policies that we had more more students finishing yellow metre great moving onto high school high schools increased rapidly during the country at that time and then the challenges of doing that became real. We started with doing narrative reports that became difficult for teachers as well. It was the practical constraints that made those hard. I know my very first experience in education was to serve as middle school teacher in the middle. I tie had five different classes of of different students each with over thirty students. So that would mean. I had basically more than one hundred fifty students per day. If i had just a five minute conversation with each of those students that would be twelve and a half hours class if reduced that to just two minutes of conversations maybe of transition. That's seven and a half hours of time. If you divide that across my my five classes that would mean taking an hour and a half per week it wanted to have those conversations that doesn't include the time that a teacher i would have to spend reviewing students were preparing for those conversations and helping students in preparing for this conversations as well. We came to grades because of the necessity of finding the best of a very difficult situation. How can we communicate effectively inefficiently how well students during his schools and make a practical experience for the teachers so granted graves are not a deal and grazed by themselves are not very helpful. A great on the top of a paper gives a kid no idea of what they've done well or how can improve they always have to be supplemented with other kinds of information provided kind of got into direction to students and then to those that are wanting to help students but the graded self though on your position or where your strengths. Weaknesses are committee an advantage in making.
The Sean Salisbury Show
"grant graves" Discussed on The Sean Salisbury Show
"And big twelve not to lose to the well. The two most five teams in the conference are going to the sec statements from both mc you have them. It's not a matter of if as we said last week. It's just a matter of when and winds going to happen and the in the timing will be a couple of years so enjoy why you can the sec's going to gain to new powerhouse. Teams and make it about as powerful as it can get because you're adding to potential championship caliber teams. Although the longhorns of a ways to go and have had a ways to go for a minute but they believe they got the coach. Steve sarkisian to fix it and get it right so. Mc what do we got from statements from both oklahoma and texas. Just one second right back up here. The joint statement is sent out between the two. It's very brief. Just says the university of texas at austin and the university of oklahoma notified the big twelve conference today that they will not be renewing their grants of meteorites following the expiration twenty twenty-five providing notice the big twelve at this point is important in advance of the expiration of the conferences current meteorites agreement the university's intend honor there exist in grants grave rights agreements however both universities will continue to monitor the rapidly evolving collegiate athletics landscape as they consider how best position their athletic programs for the future. Which means the sec gain two teams and in twenty twenty five twenty twenty six area. They will have texas and oklahoma in their conference which will be adding sixteen..