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The statistics are staggering: Data shows that more than 80% of kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product. United Parents and Students (UPAS) is working to change that.Read More >>
July 20, 2021 Weekly News Report: Democrats propose expanding public education in new budget, AAP says all students & teachers should wear masks this fall, and more.
The most recent Democratic budget proposal includes major advances for public education including free pre-K and community college, though there is a provision “tucked” into this bill that would cut funding for the Charter Schools Program and limit charters’ opportunity to receive federal funds including Title I. (NPR, NY Times, CNN Politics, EdWeek, The Hill…Read More >>
“I realized that the people who were there for me either in college or high school, were a lot of my teachers. When I think about the people who have influenced me it was my teachers,” said Mendez.
This week in education news: To mask or not to mask in schools, Shelby County School Board issues call to action to halt local gun violence, and CA & Federal budgets.
Today was the Senate confirmation hearing for Catherine Lhamon to be the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Reports indicate it was “tense,” and folks dwelled on Title IX issues: sexual assault and transgender students’ rights. (The 74 Million, EdWeek, The Hill Opinion – Arne Duncan, Chalkbeat, US Senate Committee on Health,…Read More >>
It was not until his senior year of college when Anton Blakely’ helped a close friend with a writing project that his passion for teaching ignited. “Read More >>
When Spires learned that all of her seventh grade students had read Angie Thomas’ book, The Hate U Give, in their 6th grade English class, she was inspired to reach out to the author.Read More >>
The annual tradition was founded to create a space for Green Dot seniors across the network to come together and prepare for their transition into the next phase of their lives.Read More >>
President Biden & First Lady Speak to NEA, Summer School Faces Challenges, and Critical Race Theory Continues to be Debated. Weekly News & Views, July 6 2021.
Summer school is well underway across the country though several districts are facing an understaffing of teachers further complicating students’ growth. (NBC News, NY Times, PBS News Hour, CNN, Washington Post, Chalkbeat NYC) Critical race theory is still a hotly debated topic nationwide. In Tennessee and Texas, legislation has passed banning the instruction of…Read More >>
While the year 2020 is not likely to be described as “picture perfect,” it did turn into a perfect picture project for our students.Read More >>
June 29th Weekly News Report: Delta Variant, CA Budget, and Private Meetings with Republican Legislators in Shelby County.
Editor’s Note: This weekly media report covers national news in K-12 education, with a focus on Los Angeles and Memphis. Please be in touch with email@example.com with any questions.Read More >>
Many of the City of Champions graduating class were part of the original group of students who started in the first 9th grade cohort in 2017.Read More >>
This spring, Bluff City High School in Memphis, celebrated our first graduating class. This event signified the ending of a special era and the beginning of a new adventure.Read More >>
Even with the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, our GSAs have found new ways to build, inform, and connect—virtually.Read More >>
For Juneteenth, LaShawnae Smith has created a structured lesson with space for discussion to help students learn and appreciate Juneteenth.Read More >>
For 16 years, mock interviews have helped Green Dot students build comfort with the interview process with professional volunteers.Read More >>