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Is the Valentine One a bargain now?

Is the Valentine One a bargain now?

I remember buying my first radar detector about 10 years ago when I first started driving.  It was a Bel 926.  The Bel 926 was an entry level model, but not the lowest in the range.  At that time, it cost me $129 from Circuit City.  This was a time when laser was still in its infancy and was pretty much nowhere to be found in New Jersey.  All the towns around me used either X or K band, and most of the time they left the radar guns on constantly.  While the 926 was an entry level model, it did pretty well at detecting X and K band and it saved me a bunch of times.

Unfortunately the detector died before I had it very long.  Since I was still in the return period, I was able to return it to Circuit City.  I decided I wanted to get a higher performing model, so I scoured the internet looking for reviews.  If I remember correctly, the top models at the time were the Beltronics 980, the Valentine One, and an Escort model (don’t remember the number, it was 7500 I think).  At the time, no other manufacturer even came close to the Valentine One’s $400 price tag.  For me, and for many of the reviews I remember reading, people had a hard time justifying the $400 price tag as the competitors sub $200 detectors were almost as sensitive.  I eventually decided to go with the Bel 950, but that’s not the point of this article.

Nowadays, Beltronics and Escort both have the best radar detector that cost more than the Valentine One, with the Escort Redline coming it at a whopping $500!  While people go back and forth on which radar detector has better range, the fact of the matter is that both will warn you far before you get to the radar source.  Each unit has it’s PROs and CONs, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t want to argue about those in this post.  The fact of the matter is that the Valentine One is no longer the only astronomically priced for the best radar detectors for 2017.  10 years ago the Valentine One cost $399, and today it still costs the same price even though the unit has been upgraded over and over again and is still one of the top performing units out there.  While $399 is still up there in price, it’s no longer the highest out there and can now be considered a bargain when comparing the price to the Escort Redline, Beltronics STi Driver, and the Escort Passport 9500ix.  Can we consider the Valentine One a bargain nowadays?

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National Art Education Association

National Art Education Association

Red Hook Community Justice Center JustArts Photography program with Teaching Artist Brenna McLaughlin. Minnesota schools are doing much better than schools in some other states when it comes to arts education. Engaging with regional, state-level, and national arts and education organizations to develop, align, and promote policies to support K-12 arts education. Transportation and tuition assistance made possible in part by First Niagara Foundation, Dan and Joan Silna, and the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Our municipal, education, and state leaders need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every district and every school in America. The Department of Art and the Department of Performing Arts with the School of Education.

In 2001, the California Board of Education set standards at each grade level for what students should know and be able to do in music, visual arts, theater, and dance, but a statewide study in 2006, by SRI International , found that 89 percent of K-12 schools failed to offer a standards-based course of study in all four disciplines.

Public schools (pre-Kindergarten – grade 12), principals, teachers, alternative education sites for special needs students, cultural organizations with arts education programs for schools, community service organizations that provide arts programming, individuals trained to implement arts education programs, and professional artists interested in working in educational settings.arts and education

A 2006 national survey by the Center on Education Policy , an independent advocacy organization in Washington, DC, found that in the five years after enactment of NCLB, 44 percent of districts had increased instruction time in elementary school English language arts and math while decreasing time spent on other subjects.arts and education

In the new law, the arts remain a well-rounded” subject and are empowered to be central to a child’s education in our public schools. The Network’s Steering Committee has approved a 7-point Public Policy Agenda These are actions that can be taken by state and school district officials to support arts education. We believe so much in arts education that we’re determined to get it in every school at an affordable price! New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has made arts education a priority in his school reform plans, and the city has launched sweeping initiatives to connect more students with the city’s vast cultural resources. To advocate for a connected curriculum that targets deeper understanding in and through the arts. In 2002, C/SPA was recognized at a national symposium of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) for its outstanding partnership between the arts community and the school district.arts and education

Ministry Of Sports, Culture & The Arts

Ministry Of Sports, Culture & The Arts

Have you been thinking about getting fit, starting an exercise program, and living a healthier lifestyle? The film is devoted to showing how theater departments from regional Pennsylvania schools compete for the annual Freddy Awards (a live television event broadcast from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania) that recognize excellence in high school musical theater productions.sports and arts

As with all public funded programs there is the possibility that Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation’s funding could be cut or delayed. Nestled comfortably on 170 pristine acres in the Catskill Mountains, French Woods Sports and Arts Center offers the perfect balance of Summer Camp in the mountains with clean living and modern facilities. Sports programs often produce extremely competitive students whose careers may peak early in life.

In California, Assembly Bill 2446, awaiting signature by the Governor, will do away with arts education as a graduation requirement for high school vocational students (the theory behind the bill is that making the arts an elective will reduce drop-out rates).

In 2013, the commitment to arts programming expanded, leading to a new name: the After School Sport and Arts Initiative, or ASSAI. The club will work on creative thinking skills, encourage teamwork, and provide students with enriched learning experiences in the area of performing arts. Miami is increasingly recognized as a vibrant, growing business center for the entertainment, arts and sports industries, and particularly as a gateway to Latin America. The annual Ministerial Golf Day, a precursor to the SA Sports Awards took place in Bloemfontein. Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation is right for you. Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre shares its facilities with local schools and clubs, providing a wide range of sport, leisure and arts activities to meet the needs of the community.sports and arts

While the federal government does not have responsibility for delivery of arts and sport facilities and programs at grassroots level (since this falls largely to state/territory and local governments and the not-for-profit sector) it has been widely accepted, at least since the 1980s, that data on participation levels should be collected at national level.sports and arts

Arts Education Tennessee Arts Education

Arts Education Tennessee Arts Education

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week. Since 1996, C/SPA has expanded arts education for all students in the Sarasota County Public Schools; secured funding for new programs and equipment for Sarasota County Public Schools; and developed new arts education programs and created positions for additional arts teachers.arts and education

Presentations: The AIE Coordinator gives talks about the Arts Education Program, grant writing, and Arts Education resources (local, statewide, national) to faculty, school boards, PTO’s, organizations, and anyone interested in the benefits of having strong arts programs in schools.arts and education

The creation of the Network is one of the recommendations included in the Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education, a report published in March 2012 by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) EPLC provides staff and other support for the Network.

Horne, a classically trained pianist and founder of the Phoenix Baroque Ensemble, hasn’t yet achieved his objective, but he has made progress: He pushed through higher standards for arts education, appointed an arts specialist in the state Department of Education, and steered $4 million in federal funds under NCLB to support arts integration in schools throughout the state.

Nearly every school now offers at least some arts instruction and cultural programming, yet in 2007-08, only 45 percent of elementary schools and 33 percent of middle schools provided education in all four required art forms, according to an analysis by the New York City Department of Education , and only 34 percent of high schools offered students the opportunity to exceed the minimum graduation requirement.arts and education

Faculty Of Arts

Faculty Of Arts

All NEW courses and workshops to try this Winter including Life Drawing Fundamentals, Impasto Painting, Stained Glass, Get Exposed To Adobe Photoshop, Statement Ring Workshop and more. The school is home to about 150 PhD students, who are researching on exciting and important topics relevant to the Australian community and to the rest of the world. Prior to this position, Colangelo was chair of the Division of Art at West Virginia University and director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Please note that only educators may make appointment requests on behalf of a school. Arts offers students effective, diverse and high-impact experiential learning opportunities.

The Faculty of Arts scooped the bulk of the top rankings in New Zealand in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The School of Art hosts the Elise Zeller Sauer Fund for Fine Art and the Agnes Croll Blackburne Visiting Artist Lecture Series that enables our students to interact with nationally and internationally recognized artists. Meet the staff from our School and find out more about them through their staff profiles. Department: Arts Innovator Ottilie (Kate) Grisdale From 2009-2012, has had the privilege of co-leading the Ryerson International Issues Discussion (IID) series. Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA) is an independent, not-for-profit art school servicing the Greater Hamilton region. We asked four UBC Faculty of Arts professors from Political Science, Islamic Studies and Gender Studies, and Sociology, to weigh in on what Trump’s victory means for Canada.

Students in the Faculty of Arts have the opportunity to study abroad in over 100 international learning opportunities, including the Faculty of Arts own satellite campus in Cortona, Italy, as well as have access to the Arts HUB Career Centre which hosts the Arts Work Experience (AWE) program.school of arts

The Faculty of Arts supports currently enrolled students with orientation events, enrichment activities and advice on study options such as internships and overseas study; and offers information for future students who wish to study with the Faculty.school of arts

Department: The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, led by Dr. Tisha Ornstein and the Psychophysiology Lab led by and Dr. Kristin Vickers, in collaboration with the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, are carrying out a study examining cognitive functions and treatment efficacy in individuals with OCD and OCD Spectrum Disorders.school of arts

School Of Art

School Of Art

An art school is an educational institution with a primary focus on the visual arts , especially illustration , painting , photography , sculpture , and graphic design Art schools are institutions with elementary, secondary, post-secondary or undergraduate, or graduate or postgraduate programs in these areas. Also in order to create rich arts integrated learning experiences, schools would be required stock up on more resources than they currently have. The Charter recognizes the operational capacity of the school to manage high quality mobility projects. Through a generous grant each year from the Mayerson Foundation, high school students have the unique opportunity to work with visiting artists from around the world. The Schools Liaison Office gives the student a holistic understanding of what is expected of them at university level.arts to school

The affordable and cost-effective setting of the program in a public high school encourages a greater socio-economic and geographic diversity of talented young artists, attracting students across Novato, Marin County and the wider Bay Area. NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of a legislatively created, residential, public high school and the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution.arts to school

The school initiated two EU-Leonardo da Vinci projects: Knowhow (link to pdf booklets: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 ) and Knowhow 2 (link to pdf booklet) , and continues to develop projects and collaborations abroad on all school levels. On the other hand the schools efforts were backed by guidance and support from experts in the field of art and education.

Clubs, community service, and unique school events tailored to meet the interests of young artists, provide additional opportunities for expression and involvement. There are many schools that attest that arts and using art as education can invigorate and rejuvenate entire schools.

And, because we are one of the largest state art schools in Ohio, we are able to offer a diverse array of studio classes and study abroad opportunities, as well as the facilities and faculty to position students for successful internships and careers with organizations such as Disney Animation, Pixar and the Museum of Modern Art.arts to school