Quarantine troubles? Kristin Chenoweth revealed that in the beginning stages of the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns she feared her boyfriend, Josh Bryant, might end their relationship.“I think I maybe had a crying moment,” Chenoweth, 52, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, November 11, reflecting on her freak-out. “And I said, ‘Are you ever going to? Are you going to break up with me?’ Because, you know, we were together 24/7.”- Advertisement – The Candy Land host noted that fear of the relationship ending came after seven weeks of quarantining with the guitarist in New York City.Josh Bryant and Kristin Chenoweth. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock“That is really a testament to our relationship,” she explained. “He just held my hand. I think I held his at different times, and we were there for each other. That’s really what it’s about.”The Broadway star revealed that the pair have kept up with their date nights amid the pandemic, but they do look different.- Advertisement – “Golly. That’s a separate interview,” she joked. “Honestly, I’ve never really been that girl. I think I’m going to take life each day as it comes, especially now during this time.”The couple are, however, gearing up for the holidays and hoping to make the most of the celebrations after a rough year.“I don’t think any of us will disagree that 2020 has been not the best. But the good thing is that in my family, around the holidays, we don’t play around,” she explained. “When it comes to food, we eat. I personally am not a cook. I like things that come in packages.”Chenoweth revealed that she is turning to Kellogg’s Do It Yuleself DIY recipes and ideas on how to make the holidays extra special … and super simple.“I like to open and eat, OK. Open and eat. It’s a two-stop shop,” she said, noting that Kellogg’s crackers has created different cheeseboard how-tos for gatherings small and big. “Really, I’m just here to remind everybody about snacks!”With reporting by Christina GaribaldiListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! “He’s a cook. I’m not. Let me repeat, I am not,” Chenoweth told Us while promoting her partnership with Kellogg’s crackers. “I know he loves to cook. We would do our grocery store runs in the middle of the night, so as to be safe, and he would get all the ingredients and he makes a great chicken pasta parmesan.”The Pushing Daisies alum noted that she makes salad during their romantic meals, which means “opening up the bag and pouring into a bowl.”The Holidate actress was first linked to Bryant in August 2018. Although they’ve gotten closer amid the pandemic, Chenoweth doesn’t know if they’ll ever get married.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Gov. Wolf Visits Kindergarteners Using PAsmart-Funded Robots to Learn Coding SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 15, 2019 Education, PAsmart, Press Release, Schools That Teach Prospect Park, PA – Governor Tom Wolf toured the Interboro Kindergarten Academy in Delaware County today to talk with kindergarten students using robots to learn about programming and coding. The Interboro School District purchased the robots with a grant through the governor’s PAsmart program which is expanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in classrooms across the commonwealth.“Preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow starts by bringing STEM learning directly to students today,” said Governor Wolf. “These students will experience tremendous technological advances in their careers in every job. Programs like this are preparing them now with the skills to thrive.”The governor has secured $70 million for PAsmart over two years. In the inaugural year, the Wolf administration awarded nearly $10 million, of up to $35,000 each, to 765 schools, including Interboro Kindergarten Academy, to expand computer science classes and teacher training. An additional $10 million in advancing grants, up to $500,000 each, was awarded to 24 schools and community partnerships. The remaining $10 million supported apprenticeships and job training. The grant availability for this school year will be announced soon.“PAsmart provides the funding so schools, industry and communities can build the partnerships that focus on great STEM learning. This is about investing in our future so people can compete for good-paying, in-demand jobs and emerging businesses expand here and strengthen the economy for everyone.”During the tour, the governor visited kindergarten students using KIBO robots purchased with PAsmart funds. Teachers use the robots to engage students in small groups to learn about computer programing and coding.The PAsmart grant also enabled teachers in the school district to attend multiple workshops on design thinking, coding and engineering as well as participate in the Pennsylvania Computer Science for All Summit, held by the Department of Education. From that experience, the district created a K-5 computer science curriculum that blends hands-on and technology-based programming.PAsmart has made Pennsylvania a national leader in STEM and computer science education. Accomplishments under Governor Wolf include:Ranking second in the nation for investments in computer science education;Advancing Pennsylvania to third in the nation in the number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and making the commonwealth the fifth largest producer of STEM graduates;Establishing standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools;Joining the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a bipartisan initiative organized by Code.org, to advance policy, funding, and professional learning for computer science education.The State Board of Education recently directed the Department of Education to begin the process of updating Pennsylvania’s science standards.