Male African American teachers play key role at Fairley HS

Male African American teachers are playing a key role at Memphis’ Fairley High School, mentoring black male students, and helping them make the correct decisions as they prepare them for college, leadership, and life. At Fairley, 52 percent of the enrolled students are male African Americans, as well as 32 percent of the teaching staff.…

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Special education is a lifelong vocation for MLK MS teacher

Special education is something very close to Ms. Jennifer Ponton. The Martin Luther King Middle School teacher has been doing it for the past 26 years, bringing her experience in the matter from many places outside of Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Ponton has lived the necessities of special education students herself. Her brother and two sons…

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Wooddale Middle School increases ESL students in new School Year

Wooddale Middle School’s English as a Second Language students increased to 137 in the 2022-2023 school year. This is the highest number of enrolled students in the last few years, prompting the need to add a fifth specialized teacher to provide the resources to accommodate the mainly Hispanic students. “Our ESL number has increased in…

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King Middle School parents volunteer as an act of love

Sheryl Marie Jackson and Adriana Vazquez have extended their love and care for their kids, who attend Martin Luther King Middle School, to all the students at the Green Dot Southeast Texas school in Beaumont, Texas. Jackson and Vazquez are two of a growing number of volunteer mothers who give back to the school by…

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UPAS Assembly approves platform for 2023 Los Angeles communities

When United Parents & Students held their ninth annual assembly, its members unanimously approved the five point Community Invested Platform presented by the community based organization. Over 250 parents and students came to the assembly, held at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College, the first one held with the public since 2020 and the start…

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Fairley’s Duke Deuce returns to school, donates to band department

When Patavious Isom graduated from Fairley High School in 2011, his band teacher told the aspiring musician that when he became a successful artist, all he wanted from him was to come back to school and share his experiences. Fast forward 11 years later. Isom returned to Fairley this fall to share his experiences and…

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