By closing schools that are not being optimally utilized and pulling resources together such as reading specialists, counselors and therapists, and highly certified teachers, students in the district will have access to additional instruction as well as social and emotional support
In such a crucial time, how does a youth learn?: Through repetitive action of repeating something over and over and over and over until finally, it becomes their, own, thoughts — learned behaviors.
Well, here we are America two years plus and knee deep into the Trump-lead White House. A White House lead by a man who has had three wives, five kids by three different women, abortions by a mistress, has no basic understanding of the Bible, is a casino owner, has had multiple failed business and six to seven bankruptcies, but who’s counting right?
Recently, I have seen a shift in the discussion about education in our community. More and more, we are beginning to have some real conversations about equity and the actual challenges: Decades of inequitable systems have deeply segregated our community. When I see school leaders boldly acknowledging these disparities to our community and committing themselves to the thorny and laborious path toward equity, I am inspired. Though the decision made over this past year by the Tulsa Public Schools’ Board of Education around whether to eradicate the name of a warrior for slavery from a public school was fraught with struggle, ultimately, the board did the right thing and listened to the voices of those most impacted.
Nonblack Americans are questioning why Serena Williams, the tennis star, is drug tested nearly twice as many times as the other players. Black America already knows the answer to that question. So, let’s get straight to the point.
Recently, the editorial board met to build out a fair and effective system for making political endorsements.
[A few weeks ago], two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks here in Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend who arrived shortly after his friends had been handcuffed. The men were supposedly “causing a disturbance” and “refused to buy anything.”