The overall finding is that the combined actions of many individuals, over time, within a supportive structure, set Shamrock Gardens on a success trajectory. Those reform efforts did not bear fruit in one year and did not originate from one person. Reform has taken time, sustained efforts, trust, strong leadership, adhering to basic educational principles (small class sizes, rigorous curriculum, data-informed and flexible instruction), teacher collaboration, community involvement, and district-level support. Most important, end-of-grade test scores cannot begin to adequately measure this dynamic process and, while important, cannot be the sole indicator of success. - See more at: http://ui.uncc.edu/story/cms-school-turnaround-harvard-educational-press#sthash.sHMwDnrM.dpuf
"Ignorance of each other is what has made unity impossible in the past. Therefore we need enlightenment. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience createsunity. Once we have more knowledge about each other, we will stop condemning each other and a United front will be brought about." - Malcolm X (05/19/1925 - 02/21/1965)
Frederick Augustus Douglass, orator, activist, and abolitionist, was born a slave in Tuckahoe, MD, on this date February 14, 1817. Douglass was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp issued on his birthday 150 years later.
Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety. 14 November, 1960
An online Montessori resource tool for teachers and parents, with videos and articles that illustrate Montessori classrooms and best practices. Produced by the Association Montessori International/USA.