#BroomChallenge: NASA stands out from the new viral challenge of the broom in balance

first_imgBroomChallenge, the new viral challenge of the networks The tweet surprised a large number of Twitter users getting millions of views, in addition to thousands of likes and getting the new challenge of the moment, the #BroomChallenge, originated. we had to go test it … pic.twitter.com/DNtkOlLRGd– Dyantá D. Harris (@dyantaatnaydh) February 10, 2020The fact that NASA had confirmed this curious event is not entirely true, since there is no evidence or evidence that they said it. However, the fact of being able to keep the broom standing is so impressive that more and more people want to try it. AYE I DIDNT BELIEVE IT AT FIRST EITHER ???????? pic.twitter.com/zHTopEtKah– lito ????????????? (@ carlww5) February 10, 2020Following the popularity of this challenge, astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sarah Noble recorded a video for NASA explaining the reasons why this occurs. The first thing they wanted to correct is that this phenomenon is simply due to physics, in addition to the fact that there is no specific day to achieve it, but that it can be achieved any day of the year.???? ¯ _ (?) _ / ¯Astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sarah Noble responded to the #BroomstickChallenge, showing that basic physics works every day of the year – not just February 10th. pic.twitter.com/4TTbI3mvzd– NASA (@NASA) February 11, 2020 Image: iStock NASA becomes the protagonist of the new challengeThe BroomChallenge tests gravitycenter_img More and more people are using social networks and with it, the content we can find on them is much more varied. One of the things we have seen in recent years are the challenges or “challenges”: from the Trashtag Challenge, a challenge that consists of cleaning natural spaces full of garbage, to the IceBucket Challenge, which consisted of throwing a bucket of water cold above.Currently we can see a new challenge that surprises everyone who performs it. According to a Twitter user, NASA would have confirmed that Monday was the only day on which the gravitational attraction was so strong that even the brooms could be kept standing. The user herself, tested this affirmation of the famous agency and recorded a video where you can see how her broom was standing.Okay so NASA said today was the only day a broom can stand up on its own because of the gravitational pull … I didn’t believe it at first but OMG! ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/M0HCeemyGt– mk (@mikaiylaaaaa) February 10, 2020last_img read more

Colorado Questions Teach for Americas Use in Highly Diverse Schools

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares September 8, 2014; Denver PostOn the heels of school boards in Durham, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania coming forward to say they will not be renewing their contracts with teaching nonprofit organization Teach for America, school officials in Colorado have raised concerns over the organization’s relevance in their school districts as well. Specifically, Colorado has voiced concerns over using TFA teachers to effectively bridge the diversity gap in its students, which in recent years has become a prime concern for Colorado school districts. Quoting from the Denver Post article:“This is a subject many districts are looking at, ‘How do we have teachers that reflect the diversity in our classrooms?’” said Robyn Duran, chief of equity and communications for Adams County School District 14. “But we’re unsure that looking at TFA would translate to what we’re looking for in terms of sustaining that beyond two years.”Colorado school districts have been, for the past decade, addressing diversity concerns in those districts where wide gaps exist by instating teachers who understand how diversity acts as a factor in education.“It’s always comforting to see a similar face at the front of the classroom for some students,” said Langston Williams, who graduated last year from George Washington High in the Denver school district. “It didn’t really happen with me, but sometimes it’s kind of daunting to have to deal with teachers or to really engage teachers, so seeing someone similar to you, or someone you can relate to, makes it that much easier.”Despite the fact that 37.5 percent of the state’s student population was Hispanic or African-American in 2013, only 7.5 percent of the teachers were Hispanic or African-American. According to Richard Ingersoll, a professor of education and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, “This is a gloomy story in the sense that there’s not parity and, furthermore, not enough ground is being gained because the rate of minority students is going up faster than the rate of minority teachers. The gap isn’t being closed.”Sean VanBerschot, executive director of Colorado’s local Teach for America, admitted that TFA’s minority membership was small in Colorado, but the organization had just recently added corps members to Pueblo City Schools.“It numerically is not going to make a difference right now,” VanBerschot said. “We bring in 125 to 250 new teachers every year. But knowing that only 12 percent of teachers in Colorado identify as minority and knowing we had one of the most diverse corps this year, we’re proud we continue to show improvement.”Adams County School District 14 and the Aurora Public Schools in Colorado did not hire TFA teachers this year, in part because of the short two-year commitment, which was also cited as a concern in Durham.—Shafaq Hasan ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more