Posts Tagged:public schools

Jennifer Hudson Joins the Battle for Equality in Schools for Minority Students

By Evette D. Champion Jennifer Hudson performed at the Stand for School Equality rally on October 7 at the Cadman Plaza in New York. Over 15,000 parents, students, and educators attended the campaign organized by The Families of Excellent Schools in an effort to stop separate and unequal schools all over New York. The American Idol…

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The Disturbing Plight of New Orleans’ Veteran Black Teachers: Does Anyone Really Care?

By Ryan Velez New Orleans’ strength and recovery following Hurricane Katrina have become a model of determination for the entire nation. However, Edweek is calling attention to a post-Katrina phenomenon that is under the radar for many: the dismissal of many of the city’s veteran black teachers, along with nearly all of the 7,000 employees…

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What is the Most Innovative School in the Nation?

By Evette D. Champion In an effort to break away from the norm, here are some innovative schools in the US that intend to set themselves apart. STAR School (Flagstaff, Arizona) This charter school, which educates students from K-8, prides itself on being environmentally friendly. The facility, which opened in 2001, relies on 245 solar…

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Wake Up Black America: Your Public Schools are Being Privatized

By Angela Wills The search for racial bigots in the U.S. may be taking place in all the wrong places because many  black schools are being trolled by some of the wealthiest people on the planet. These billionaires may not be card carrying members of any publicized racists organizations, but they are definitely a huge…

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Supporting Black Excellence in Public Schools

By Giovanni Zaburoni Pan-Africanist writer and historian John Henrik Clarke said, “To control a people you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold…

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“It’s the 21st century — you don’t need desks!” (Video)

Principal Donna Connelly, of the Spuyten Duyvil School in Riverdale, California, told teachers, “It’s the 21st century — you don’t need desks.” She then instructed the teachers during instruction time to empty their desks and filing cabinets and then discarded them. When teachers asked where they are supposed to grade papers, she stated, “Use the…

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Who Should Set America’s Public School Agenda?

Who Should Set America’s Public School Agenda? A recent letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation included a small section on education and the following line: “It is really tough to create more great public schools.” The Gates Foundation has led several endeavors into education reform, but none of them have worked out really…

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