My 5 Future Ready Takeaways

HOUSTON IS FUTURE READY ARE YOU? I advocate on a daily basis for students across the country (globe in many cases), who happen to live with cancer or some other chronic illness…it’s what I do.  I advocate for students who would prefer not to be treated any differently than their peers and whose simple desire […]

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Students WIN with New Education Bill

I’m certain there will be those who will highly disagree with the new bills signed into law yesterday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.  I am, however, beyond thrilled that if implemented correctly (because implementation and strategic planning is crucial) thousands of students will have an opportunity to achieve a level of success not so dependent […]

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Celebrating Title IX: Ladies We Are Powerful

It was just 40 years ago (40 years ago Friday, June 22, 2012–few days late posting nevertheless) that women earned the right to access equal educational opportunities as their male counterparts. Under Title IX, the federal civil rights mandate declared it was unconstitutional to discriminate on the basis of sex. While much has been accomplished […]

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Is Brown a Birthday Worth Celebrating?

         With a looming budget crisis in public education, many school districts across the country are slicing expenses for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year.  Some districts have proposed budget plans that would alleviate upwards of $27 million dollars from their operational budgets.  To compensate for such drastic changes school districts are sacrificing human capital in the […]

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Understanding The Journey: From the Eyes of An Educator

The faces of our American Schools have proven to be saturated with a complexity of issues that are just as vast as the diverse students they serve. As an educator, I’ve come to understand the urgency for solutions to problems that engulf our educational system, specifically those within urban communities. In recent times, I’ve become […]

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Stand For Change

The old cliche says, “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”. Some Washington teachers have clearly opted to stand for themselves and students attending a middle school in Washington. They’ve taken action by going on strike and not falling for overcrowded classrooms anymore. Although District Administrators contend that the schoosl aren’t as […]

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