Gov. Wolf to Nominate Noe Ortega to Serve as Education Secretary

first_img Education,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced today his intention to nominate current Pennsylvania Department of Education Deputy Secretary of Postsecondary and Higher Education Noe Ortega to serve as the next Secretary of Education. Ortega will replace Pedro Rivera, who will continue to serve as Secretary until he becomes President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Oct. 1, 2020.“Noe Ortega has a proven record of advocating for equity and access for all students,” said Gov. Wolf. “Recently, Noe has been spearheading Pennsylvania’s efforts to diversify our educator pipeline to make our classrooms better reflect the students we educate, and his expertise will continue to advance the department’s mission of ensuring Pennsylvania’s learners have access to the educational opportunities that will help them succeed.”Before joining PDE in 2017, Ortega spent eight years at the University of Michigan (U-M), where he held several academic and administrative roles, including working as the Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and as the Managing Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. Ortega also spent nearly a decade working in the areas of financial aid and enrollment management at both public and private universities in Texas and served as a P-16 Specialist for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He also spent nearly seven years as director of a language institute in Japan where he trained teachers in the area of early childhood language acquisition.“Under Pedro Rivera’s leadership Pennsylvania adopted the landmark basic education funding formula, the Future Ready PA Index, an innovative school measuring tool for communities to more easily evaluate how their schools are performing, and implemented a school improvement strategy to provide struggling schools with resources and guidance to help them develop plans responsive to local conditions and needs,” said Gov. Wolf. “His leadership has been critical during the commonwealth’s response to COVID-19 and the relationships he cultivated with education stakeholders during his tenure have strengthened the ties between state and local partners and allowed local schools to inform state education policy.”Ver esta página en español. August 04, 2020 Gov. Wolf to Nominate Noe Ortega to Serve as Education Secretarycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Bryce Love’s knee injury reportedly raising red flags for teams

first_imgBryce Love tore his ACL in Stanford’s final game of the regular season — and it could hurt his chances of being selected in the first or second round of next week’s NFL Draft. Love underwent a medical recheck ahead of the draft, which revealed stiffness in his knee. According to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources, the condition is raising red flags with NFL teams. Executives are worried Love won’t be able to regain his full power, and if he does, there’s concern it will take him a significant amount of time to get back to 100 percent.  Love announced in January that he tore his ACL against Utah on Dec. 6 and that he underwent surgery Dec. 18 on his right knee. He did not play in Stanford’s Sun Bowl victory over Pittsburgh on Dec. 31 because he wanted to “focus on being completely healthy and prepared” for the draft. “There is a specific condition that people have seen before, there is medical literature on it, of that stiffness around the ACL,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero explained on “Up To The Minute Live.” “There are different ways you can treat it, potentially another surgery, it would be up to whatever team drafts Bryce Love to figure out what the procedure is going forward to make sure that he’s on track.”Another medical issue in the draft: Stanford RB Bryce Love’s stiff knee have raised red flags for NFL teams about regaining his movement and explosiveness after ACL reconstruction. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/Iy0pSyXKW5— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 19, 2019NFL Network reported the condition won’t make him undraftable, but he will likely go in Rounds 4-7 due to the lingering effects of the injury. Related News “Obviously, there’s no such thing as an ideal injury, but I’m on the path to recovery, and my goal remains the same — getting drafted by an NFL team and being the ultimate professional,” Love told Yahoo Sports in January. “I’ll be back better than I’ve ever been.”After rushing for 2,118 yards in his junior season, he finished second in the Heisman Trophy race behind Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in 2017.Love returned for his senior year to be with his teammates and because he wanted to finish his undergraduate degree with the hopes of becoming a pediatrician after his professional football career ends, Yahoo Sports notes. He finished his senior season with just 739 total yards as his yards per carry dropped from 8.1 to 4.5. NFL Draft 2019: Raiders reportedly ‘super impressed’ by Dwayne Haskinslast_img read more