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  1. Sorry, a search with 'UB math placement' will pull up a chart in pdf.
  2. My dc feel more secure with controlled access. Its been great here, combined with the drug laws, all the trafficking and violence around that has moved off campus.
  3. This school had a gap in their plan...they had opened access at dismissal.
  4. There is also an opinion that mainstreaming emotionally disturbed students does not work well. Funding for public schools is so low that its very difficult to give an E.D. student a preK-6 placement where they can thrive rather than be stressed out all day. Health class and the bullying also is not helping with relationship issues, it could be a lot better in many schools -- instead of hiring a psych and a social worker to damage control. Additionally, others believe support for grandparents or grandparent aged people who are caring for youngsters needs to be more available. Additionally, o
  5. The next invention I want is the IV alarm to ring the nurse's phone/beeper/station. I got good at shutting that thing off, its like a fire alarm in the abiity to make the patient wake up from a sound sleep.
  6. That really depended on where one lived. When I was a kid, the security system was one's dogs. Still is around here, the camera is in addition, just to make evidence easy. Locking up vehicles was done when I was a kid, it was a safety measure in case someone's child was too curious.
  7. If its major surgery, someone will stay with them until they are awake and aware and able to function. After that they don't stay overnight, but take turns during the day and evening. It alleviates a lot of confusion.
  8. You'll have to set your boundaries, she doesn't get to pick what you wear. I haven't been given anything personally of MILs but I've received a few costume jewelry items when she has done a group order. I donate them to the library fund raisers. Someone else of that age group will enjoy them far more than I will. When mil asks, I just say that my mother gave me plenty of jewelry and it would not honor her memory to leave it in the drawer. If pressed, I remind that my husband is my jewelry supplier these days and start talking about what each piece means and where it came from....that'
  9. Have you thought about displaying the pieces? Maybe a shadowbox, alongside any extended family photos or portraits?
  10. I am not sure where you are where you are and are going, but you could easily take a technician job that is shift work and then become a supervisor...perhaps in a QC lab. That would give you the medical and a compressed work week which would allow you to do certs to move up or have time during the week for the family.
  11. I would point out the trashbin if I could catch Dad's eye before he stashes the trash on a shelf. I do not expect a dad to be familiar with store layout, they just don't shop that much. Otherwise I would leave it, as I'm not interested in acquiring toddler germs and I know the store employees will clean it up later. I would ask the cashier to call someone to clean up the food in the floor.
  12. People are free in our country to think and do what they want , within the law. If we enforce selectively, there will be people who take advantage. The parents of minors are responsible for supervision. Unfortunately many parents can't be everywhere at once and some are in denial. Others are looking, but it gets past them and the PD...... http://www.mynbc5.com/article/police-arrest-student-who-allegedly-threatened-mass-shooting-at-vermont-high-school/18205105. I don't know about you, but my kids strongly dislike Valentine's Day and Columbine Day..stresses too many students out. some stude
  13. They discuss alternative schools and find a suitable one. The student may be on homebound instruction until a spot opens up. Any one can attend public school until they age out at 21 if they have not earned their diploma. An uncompelled student can drop out, or go on to a college or work or whatever his life is going to be. A compelled student has parents or guardians who will work with the lawyer, school district, and possibly the family court judge to find a suitable setting.
  14. Yes, that is why I used the qualifier I did. Its also possilble that it doesn't matter to a student who enjoys math, as they often extend on their own.
  15. Tutoring is free at an engineering school...they have math help, peer tutoring, and office hours available for nonminorities, before one needs to consider a paid tutor. Here's Purdue's offering - https://www.math.purdue.edu/academic/courses/helproom , Supplemental Instruction appears to be quite helpful. Many engineering campuses are aware that their students have the ability, but did not have the opportunity in high school to access the honors level of math or develop the study skills, so they are gap filling as they provide the on-ramp. The problem with going to the CC is that v
  16. I live in NY, which has much tighter gun laws (not that criminals respect them). My school district is as tight as a military base, I believe they consulted the military as well as the PD to come up with their protocols, security and communication equipment. After Columbine, all schools had to come up with a discipline plan. My district moves disruptors out of the classroom immediately if middle school age or older. The violent do not go to a mainstream class again until parents/guardians have met with admin and if needed, the family court judge, and determined what will enable the studen
  17. I'd look for a federal job or retrain for a federal job since you will want benefits if you do end up retiring before medicare eligible. In the meantime, you could try insurance adjustor....I know a retired engineer that does this, he contracts for himself and makes above the median as he mostly investigates industry claims that draw on his engineering knowledge. Another very offbeat suggestion is municipal Water Treatment ...lots of work there if you can get in, but really depends on what your skills are and what the city you end up in has a need for.
  18. Sure, but the number of budding psychopaths is small in comparison to those that really will do well with counseling combined with parenting education for the parent(s). Whats tough here is the full inclusion...the classrooms are beyond belief in the sensory distractions, really does not allow small children to center and control themselves. Most parents pull their kids to private school if they can't get out of that, but the poor don't have that option, and the schools aren't funded well enough to allow enough 1:1:6 classrooms. The most violent elementary aged peer of my sons...an
  19. Walmart...they have chairs that are comfy and fold up and will fit all sizes.
  20. There are people researching visualization skills who are seeing a correlation between good 3D visualization skills and success in engineering. Some schools are screening and offering a visual/spatial development course in an effort to improve retention: for ex http://www.engr.utexas.edu/future/undergraduates/visualization, one of the common screening tests was developed at Purdue. The OP's art skills may have developed her 3D skills enough to give her a good chance at success if she can review and nail the concepts and skills she doesn't firmly have from A2 -- using ALEKS assessment as the
  21. Yes, it gave way to heroin and prescription pain killers when psuedoephedrine was put behind the counter in the U.S. Its back, cheaper and purer. Like heroin, its now $5 a hit. Keep in mind heroin is a downer, meth is an upper.
  22. use ALEKS assessment instead of RE A 28 on the ACT with an ALEKS>75 = Calc at UB. she won't have a problem if she's willing to use tutoring as soon as she has a question. My kid landed in that range, had no issue other than the math center hours conflicting with his work hours..he learned to find peer tutoring. Over the summer she could read up on the idea of calc. this 'are you ready' site may also be helpful: http://www.math.buffalo.edu/rur_index.html
  23. The student would fund the gap year, possible with help from a relative offering a room. On the Regents Exam..did you vet the test? The RE in my state will sometimes have questions that can be difficult just because of convoluted way of asking or an expectation that a particular calculator method was taught. i would trust an Aleks assessment more if the student did not take a course that specifically included RE objectives. Look to see if any of the schools do a summer math prep . The engineers I know in school now who are taking nonengineering for fun are keeping up with their
  24. One does not have to live at home for a gap year. On the course load...does she have enough AP/DE that she can lighten her load, so she doesn't have any 17-19 credit hour semesters? will she consider co-op?
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