Note: Each week, The Courier spotlights books newly arrived, or expected to arrive, in the James Logan Media Center
The Floor of the Sky (Flyover Fiction) by Pamela Carter Joern
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Bison Books (September 1, 2006)
From the publisher:
In the Nebraska Sandhills, nothing is more sacred than the bond of family and land—and nothing is more capable of causing deep wounds. In Pamela Carter Joern's riveting novel The Floor of the Sky, Toby Jenkins, an aging widow, is on the verge of losing her family's ranch when her granddaughter Lila—a city girl, sixteen and pregnant—shows up for the summer. While facing painful decisions about her future, Lila uncovers festering secrets about her grandmother's past—discoveries that spur Toby to reconsider the ambiguous ties she holds to her embittered sister Gertie, her loyal ranch hand George, her not-so-sympathetic daughter Nola Jean, and ultimately, herself.
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By Rick LaPlante, New Haven Schools Public Information Officer
The New Haven Unified School District will update emergency-readiness plans and provide employees with emergency-response training after being selected to receive a Federal Readiness and Emergency Management Grant worth nearly $100,000.
The U.S. Department of Education granted New Haven $93,831 to develop emergency plans in compliance with the National Incident Management System and to train staff in emergency-response skills and procedures.
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By Harman Badwal, Courier Staff Writer
Some Logan students are glad they get to sleep in a few minutes longer this year, as the school's new schedule has the regular school day starting at 8:40 a.m. instead of last year's 8:05 start, but some aren't so sure it's a good thing.
The new schedule, under which the regular school day ends at 3:30 p.m. instead of last year's 2:50 p.m. is meant to improve academic achievement, since some studies indicated high school students learn better with a later start. It's also supposed to ease bus scheduling.
Students and faculty have mixed opinions regarding the new schedule.
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