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By Staff Frenship ISD said Thursday that the teacher who wrote a controversial Facebook post was fired. She was not mentioned by name in the statement but she had been previously identified as Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher at Bennett Elementary … Continue reading
By Karen Michael & Adam D. Young A Frenship teacher said she apologized after writing a Facebook post saying she was “almost to the point” of wanting segregation regarding a racially charged police issue in McKinney. Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher … Continue reading
Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves with a big idea to reinvent education: Making public colleges and universities tuition-free. I couldn’t agree more. Higher education isn’t just a personal investment. It’s a public good that pays off in a more … Continue reading
By Rebecca Klein Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling declared segregated schooling of black students unconstitutional, many American schools with high minority populations continue to receive fewer resources and provide an education that’s inferior … Continue reading
By Alana Semuels Hawthorne Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky, looks like what you might imagine a typical American suburban elementary school to be, with students’ art projects displayed in the hallways and brightly colored rugs and kid-sized tables and chairs in … Continue reading
By Quassan Castro In order to achieve success in the classroom with African American and Latino students, the educator must understand the population that he/she teaches, as well as consistently analyze if his/her teaching practices are effective. If you do not understand … Continue reading
What a teaching aid! It’s brief but will make learning about electricity, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla (I’ve always liked Tesla) more interesting for youth as an introduction. This is a very cool series.
First it was Ms. Williams-Bolar in Ohio. Now it’s Ms. McDowell. Obtaining an education is a basic civil right, to me. It is also one of many responsibilities a parent has towards their children. This country has created a climate of … Continue reading
This is an excellent suggestion, along with extending the school day. The extra month and time will allow for a deeper more extensive coverage of subject matter allowing students mastery time of material, thereby higher academic achievement. http://politics.usnews.com/news/articles/2010/09/27/obama-suggests-extending-school-year.html.