first_imgAcross the U.S., 2,800 dedicated teachers were considered and carefully narrowed down to 25 outstanding semifinalistsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 10, 2018 – 2:53 pm On Oct. 10 the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum proudly announced the 25 semifinalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award, champions of music education nominated by grateful students and parents. Full-time public and private teachers from all 50 states received a total of 2,800 nominations via www.grammymusicteacher.com, and the one winner will be announced during GRAMMY Week.”Music and the arts should be a part of every child’s education,” said 2018 MEA honoree Melissa Salguero, while receiving her award at the 2018 GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends. The following champions of musical creativity in education, representing 16 states, make that goal a reality every day and are now in semifinal consideration for next year’s honor:2019 Music Educator Award SemifinalistsMichael Antmann, Freedom High School, Clermont, Fla.Jeff Ball, The Grand Street Campus High Schools, Brooklyn, N.Y.Deanna Bell, Vestavia Hills Elementary East, Irondale, Ala.Jeremy Bradstreet, Dublin Coffman High School, Dublin, OhioJohn Burn, Homestead High School, San Jose, Calif.Victor de los Santos, Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, Calif.David Dehner, Cornerstone Christian Schools, San Antonio, TexasElizabeth Hering, Churchill High School, Canton, Mich.Paul Holzen, Parkway Central Middle School, Dardenne Prairie, Mo.Brandi Jason, Liberty High School, Sykesville, Md.Gary Meggs, Arkansas High School, Texarkana, Ark.Henry Miller, Sierra Vista Middle School, Lake Forest, Calif.Brian Querry, Charles A. Huston Middle School, North Apollo, Pa.Michael Raiber, Oklahoma City University, Norman, Okla.Amy Rangel, Glendale High School, Burbank, Calif.Jeffery Redding, West Orange High School, Orlando, Fla.Joshua Shaw, Coronado High School, Lubbock, TexasScott Sheehan, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Hollidaysburg, Pa.Mickey Smith Jr., Maplewood Middle School, Sulphur, La.Craig Snyder, Penncrest High School, Garnet Valley, Pa.Sarah Todd, Mary Lyon Elementary School, Chicago, Ill.Matthew Trevino, Roan Forest Elementary, San Antonio, TexasHelen Walker, Doby’s Mill Elementary, Camden, S.C.John Weatherspoon, Lake Worth Community High School, West Palm Beach, Fla.Heath Wolf, Farmington Junior High, Kaysville, UtahFrom this list, 10 will advance to consideration as finalists, announced this December. The remaining 15 semifinalists will receive an honorarium of $500 and their schools will receive matching grants thanks to the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Museum’s Education Champion Ford Motor Company Fund. Outreach for this program has been assisted by the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, NAMM Foundation, and National Education Association.The recipient of the sixth annual honor will be flown to Los Angeles to participate in GRAMMY Week festivities and attend the upcoming 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in addition to receiving an honorarium and matching school grant. The remaining nine finalists will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and their schools will receive matching grants. While the selection is competitive, the Music Educator Award shines its light on all educators who “made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.”Nominate Your Favorite Music Teacher For The 2020 Music Educator AwardRead more News Education Champions: 2019 Music Educator Award Semifinalists Announced Email 2019 Music Educator Award Semifinalists Announced education-champions-2019-music-educator-award-semifinalists-announced Twitter Facebook last_img read more

first_img 12 smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop 13 Photos Smart Home Gadgets Video Cameras Security Tags These devices sound like they’d come in handy and would do a good job at deterring theft. What are some other reasons you’d use them? Maybe you don’t want to walk all the way to the front door just to find out your visitor was a solicitor. Maybe you have mobility issues. Or maybe you want to catch creeps like this guy. There’s a wide array of reasons and a wide array of smart doorbells to choose from.So we want to know: Do you own a smart doorbell already? Has it paid off? Have you caught a thief in the act? If so, please share! If not, do you find yourself wanting one? What features are you looking for? If you don’t want one, how come? Check out the poll below and cast your vote to answer these questions and more. If you’d like to explain your vote further, please join us in the comments.Check out previous installments of CNET Asks here, and cast your votes on a wide range of topics. If there is a particular question you’d like to see asked, or if you’d like a shot at being featured in a future edition, join us at CNET Member Asks and submit your topic idea.  Share your voice 1:58 Now playing: Watch this: Read more: 7 smart doorbells that make screening visitors oh-so easyRead also: Netgear adds a smart doorbell to its Arlo home security lineup I was taught as a child not to open the door to just anyone and I still think that’s a good rule. And now there’s a device that makes it easier than ever to keep strangers out. The smart doorbell concept is simple: Someone rings the bell or approaches your door and you get a push notification to your phone — which then shows you a live video of your front step. Some smart doorbells allow you to chat with your visitor through your phone and a speaker inside the buzzer. Some allow you to unlock your door from your phone. One of the most important features is the motion-activated camera, which can help guard against would-be porch pirates who could be after your deliveries.   Comments 17 Things to consider when choosing between brands (other than cost) include the live view resolution, the latency between doorbell and push notification and the two-way audio. You can check out our list of smart doorbells and their respective features here. CNET Asks 9 smart doorbells to try nowlast_img read more