Evergreen teachers approve new contract classes begin Monday

first_imgIn a meeting book-ended by cheering, more than 1,000 Evergreen Public Schools teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve a contract that includes double-digit salary increases.Teachers on Sunday ratified a two-year collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 1,455 to 4 — 99.5 percent approval (three cast blank ballots). Teachers will on average see raises of 11.5 percent, with salaries for new teachers starting at $51,619 and pay for the most experienced teachers with advanced degrees topping out at $98,279. The second year, that will increase to $53,474 to $100,618.The tentative agreement came after a bargaining session that started at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and lasted until 2:57 a.m. Sunday.“It’s a life-changing amount of money,” Evergreen Education Association President Bill Beville said following the afternoon vote at Evergreen High School. The agreement, according to both the union and district, keeps Evergreen teachers the highest paid in Clark County.Clark County’s largest district, which covers much of suburban east Vancouver and has about 26,000 students, will be back in session Monday. The vote ends a week-and-a-half of striking in the district.“We are excited to be welcoming our students and staff back to school and appreciate the hard work both bargaining teams did in reaching a mutually beneficial agreement,” said Superintendent John Steach in a district statement sent by email.Battle Ground Public Schools remains the last district in Clark County where teachers are on strike. Bargaining continued between the district and Battle Ground Education Association on Sunday. Collective bargaining around the state has been heated this year as districts and unions debate over teacher salaries in light of school funding legislation intended to fully fund basic education.last_img read more

Microsoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store

first_imgMicrosoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to Store by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2018 in Windows – 6 commentsMicrosoft plans to move Fonts management from the Control Panel to the Settings application in future versions of the Windows 10 operating system.Paul Thurott managed to get a sneak peak of the functionality already using the latest Windows 10 Insider Build.According to his information, Fonts becomes an entry under Personalization in the Settings application.Windows 10 users and admins get a list of available fonts when they open Fonts in the Settings. Search and filter options appear at the top of the screen; search does what you expect it to do and filter limits fonts to specified alphabets.Fonts appear as the preview sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” so that you see right away how a font looks like.There is a link to the Store at the top that opens the Fonts listing on Microsoft’s Store. It features a single font right now, likely to test functionality.It highlights, however, that Microsoft will distribute fonts through the Store. That’s not necessarily a bad move considering that it guarantees that the font package is clean of viruses and other malicious code. While that is the case for most of the fonts offered on the Web, just like codec packs, font packs sometimes were distributed with malware.Users who don’t want to use the Store have all classic options available to them. It is still possible to download fonts from the Web to install them manually.The Fonts Settings page offers previews of individual fonts that you select. You can uninstall them directly from there, type custom characters for preview, or access font metadata.Uninstall removes the font from the system. It seems likely that the functionality is limited to non-critical fonts just like it is not possible to remove some apps from Windows 10 devices using the Apps Settings page.The classic font page in the Control Panel lists all installed fonts as well. Font previews are limited to three characters though and you need to click again to get a full preview of a font. It features no options to type custom text.Closing WordsMicrosoft has not announced the change yet. The Fonts Settings page looks complete though which means that there is a good chance for it becoming available in the next Windows 10 Feature update.Now You: How do you manage fonts on Windows machines?Related articlesBlock programs from loading untrusted fonts in Windows 10How to install and manage fonts on Windows 10How to install fonts temporarily on WindowsHow to reset Windows font settings and restore default fontsPreview fonts with DP4 Font ViewerSummaryArticle NameMicrosoft moves Fonts management to Settings and downloads to StoreDescriptionMicrosoft plans to move Fonts management from the Control Panel to the Settings application in future versions of the Windows 10 operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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