The social emotional needs of our students is essential! This video and accompanying article present this in a very concise and understandable way. I am committed to making this a centerpiece of our new reforms and initiatives in LP!
It is time that we take seriously the necessary reforms to education in Michigan. I am extremely proud of the work we are doing in Lincoln Park. This work involves scrutinizing and overhauling every system we currently have to provide a high quality educational system that meets the needs of ALL of our students while also providing a supportive and quality working environment for our employees. Please read this article below.
A subject that I feel is extremely important. I was interviewed as a part of the article.
Click below for an article about the affects of spending when it is targeted towards students that need it most.
This is a very powerful video that all of us as adults should view and consider when interacting with kids.
Here is a nice article that takes a different look at the benefits of the common core standards.
The following link is a Washington Post article about the cuts to school funding across the nation.
Lincoln Park has partnered with Wayne Mediation to begin attacking this very concerning issue in our schools. While there are certainly many obstacles that exist for our families in their efforts to get their children to school, we must improve these rates!
Another article outlining the alarming “gap” between affluent and “poor” students. As an educator, it has always frustrated me that we continue to try to “fix” a 16 year old that is behind instead of putting solid programs in place at an early age (birth to 5 years). These need to be inside and outside of the education arena. These have to happen if we are able to truly ensure that EVERY child is prepared and is afforded equal opportunities. I know what we are doing in LP to do our part. There is so much more that can be done at the regional, state, and federal level.
While I will always advocate safety and crime free neighborhoods first….this article address a fundamental problem that the U.S. faces when compared to every other developed nation. It comes down to priorities and treating the cause instead of the symptom.