No. 4 Syracuse field hockey avoids upset with 3 2nd-half goals in win over Bucknell

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 After trailing 2-1 to unranked Bucknell (4-6, 1-1 Patriot League) at the half, No. 4 Syracuse (10-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) surged back with three second-half goals to secure a 4-3 victory in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania on Sunday. SU junior back Lies Lagerweij led the charge for SU with two goals in the second frame.Although the Orange narrowly avoided an upset, it dominated play, outshooting the Bison 20-8. Syracuse goalie Regan Spencer had a quiet day, registering two saves. Bucknell goalie Emily Finn came up with 11 saves to thwart the Orange.Syracuse started the game slow, allowing a goal off a Bucknell corner 3:54 into the first half. The Orange tied the game at one with 48 seconds left in the opening half when Serra Degnan picked up a loose ball following an Emma Lamison shot. But 17 seconds later, Bucknell answered with a rebound goal of its own to head into halftime with a 2-1 lead.Lamison got Syracuse on the right track to start the second half with a blast from the top right to tie the game at two. From there, Lagerweij paced Syracuse with two key goals late.Bucknell found the back of the net in the closing seconds of a half again when it converted on a corner with 24 seconds left in the game. But Syracuse was able to hold on to get the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will next host No. 3 Duke (9-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) on Friday at 5 p.m. Commentslast_img read more

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Rice U study Safety has many meanings for parents with children in

first_imgShareJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice U. study: Safety has many meanings for parents with children in schoolsHOUSTON – (Feb. 5, 2018) – Safety, just behind family and community engagement, is one of the most import drivers of parents’ satisfaction with their child’s school. “In traditional public schools, safety is just as important in driving overall satisfaction as teachers, and even more important than academics and learning,” according to a study by scholars at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.Credit: 123RF.com/Rice UniversityIn contrast, safety is slightly less important than teachers among charter-school parents.The inaugural 2017 Collaborative for Customer-Based Execution and Strategy (C-CUBES) Benchmark K-12 School Study is based on a nationally representative online survey of 7,259 parents conducted during October through November. The goal of the ongoing study is to provide an evidence-based approach to incorporate the stakeholder input in strategic planning and execution for public schools. The margin of error was plus or minus 1 percent at the 95 percent level of confidence.The meaning of safety may not be well understood by many school leaders and district administrators, the study’s authors said. A multivariate analysis conducted by the research team identified five components that represent 77 percent of the overall concept of safety:Children are physically safe (22 percent).Children are mentally safe (20 percent).Students are free of violence (14 percent).Schools use adequate disciplinary measures in dealing with disruptive students (12 percent).Schools are consistent and fair in enforcing disciplinary policies (9 percent).“Safety in schools is not an elusive concept,” said study leader Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at Rice. “By focusing on these five concrete areas, public schools can improve parent satisfaction with safety, which should help them to attract and retain families.”“We now have evidence, using the voice of the customer, that safety includes both physical and mental safety of children. More importantly, it has a component of consistency and fairness in developing and enforcing school policies. Our study shows the three biggest drivers of overall satisfaction are safety along with teachers and family and community engagement.”According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 65 percent of public schools reported that one or more violent incidents had taken place, which amounts to an estimated 757,000 incidents during the 2013-14 school year. “School safety is a real issue for children enrolled in our schools,” Mittal said.Additional members of the research team include Jihye Jung at Rice and Shrihari Sridhar and Yixing Chen at Texas A&M University.C-CUBES released its inaugural 2017 study on public schools and parent satisfaction, which focused on family and community engagement, Nov. 29. A summary can be viewed here. A second study, released Dec. 5, found that traditional public schools are less likely to earn an A or A-plus from parents than private or charter schools are. A third study, released Dec. 14, found that traditional public-school parents who are “very dissatisfied” with their child’s school are 2.5 times more likely to switch to a charter school than parents who are “very satisfied.”For more information about and insights from Jones School faculty research, visit the school’s Rice Business Wisdom website, http://ricebusinesswisdom.com.-30-Follow the Jones Graduate School of Business via Twitter @Rice_Biz.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews. AddThislast_img read more

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