Aldine ISD Trustees Approve Raises for All District Employees

The Aldine ISD Board of Trustees approved pay raises for all employees during a special called meeting on Monday, June 24. The raises are part of the district’s 2019-20 budget. Starting next year, teachers will receive a 7 or 8 percent increase, depending on their experience levels. Teachers with 0-5 years of experience will receive

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ST. PHILIP’S COLLEGE HOSTS TEXAS SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBER PETE FLORES’ GOOD SAMARITAN VETERANS OUTREACH AND TRANSITION CENTER FIELD VISIT

SAN ANTONIO (June 24, 2019)–––After completing a momentous first legislative session, serving on five Senate Committees and passing various bills to better all areas of Texas District 19 that includes St. Philip’s College, a first-year statesman observed best practice programs for veterans in Military City USA with leaders, employees and service-providing partners of the Alamo

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Republican-led Property Tax Relief or Deceit: Part 2

By Senator Borris Miles The 86th Legislative Session has come to an end, and one of the most significant issues discussed was property tax reform. The Governor, Lt. Governor and Texas Speaker joined together, and they made it very clear, they were going to pass property tax reform. For the past few years, constituents from

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BLACK WOMEN ARE INCARCERATED FOR THE CRIME OF POVERTY

By Oscar H. Blayton It seems like every day we learn about another facet of the cruelty of the American criminal justice system. Ava DuVernay’s blockbuster documentary on Netflix, When They See Us, has heightened the furor over the fact that, in America, law enforcement means “control” rather than “justice” for people of color. And

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Booker T. Washington High School RS Deer Ranch Retreat

By Jennifer Charles Booker T. Washington, High School Teacher Specialist Students and staff at Booker T. Washington High School recently chose to partake in an experiential learning exercise offered by RS Deer Ranch. Roy Douglas and Shirley Ann Malonson, the owners, did not disappoint, providing real life lessons in entrepreneurship, community reinvestment, philanthropy, and practical

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Hardly a National Election When Six States Decide Who Wins the White House

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Let’s crunch some numbers in the 2016 presidential election. Trump and rival Hillary Clinton made a combined 250 plus official campaign vote trips to Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. This was exactly 250 plus more visits than they made to California and New York, the nation’s most populist

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