Education

Local Teacher Recognized

An engineering teacher at Booker T. Washington High School and the High School for Engineering Professionals is one of the eight educators statewide receiving this year’s HEB Excellence in Education Awards. Nghia Le was awarded HEB’s Secondary Education Leadership prize, which honors teachers with 10 to 20 years of classroom experience. The award comes with

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Student Lands Job with Rubberband Bracelet

WORTHING H.S. – Jared Merchant, a senior at Worthing Early College High School in Houston’s, Sunnyside was hired when the employer saw his bracelet. Jared said, “I had on my bracelet during the interview and I was asked what was I certified in? ‘I told them Microsoft Word Expert and HTML5 (Web Technologies) Application Development

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TSU Hosts 2019 Maroon and Gray Affair

By TJ Baker HOUSTON – “Invites of Generation Souls are still being created and crafted in the care of Texas Southern University! The History Monologue has never been Misinterpreted or Misleading while irrational antipathies Marvels {vis-a-vis} Texas Southern University! Teaching – Training – Trusting and never Trading or Trailing away from the Task at hand!

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Race and Reading: Reviving the Reluctant Reader

By Nikitra Hamilton, BA, M.Ed., MLS HOUSTON – To truly understand the state of literacy in today’s United States, we need to go back to the beginning. Literacy has long been used as a method of social control and oppression. Throughout much of history, the ability to read was something only privileged, upper-class white men

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Can’t WE All Just Get Along?

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – “When I grew up there was only two races – BLACK and WHITE! If you were Russian, Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, etc., you was White. But BLACK has always been BLACK! So, nowadays things have changed and they playing the double-edged sword on us…  We got SOME Hispanics who want

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Aldine & METRO Bus Shelter Design Project

ALDINE ISD -Eight teams from three Aldine ISD high schools have been selected to participate in METRO’s bus shelter design project. Six teams from Blanson CTE High School and one team each from Eisenhower High School and Nimitz High School are taking part in the project. The eight teams will present their bus shelter designs

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“THE BREAKING OF BARRIERS”

By Nikitra Hamilton, BA, M.Ed., MLS HOUSTON – In 1962, Malcolm X stated, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” In the decades since, those words have continued to resonate: a rallying

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Aldine ISD to Introduce Two-Way Dual-Language School Choice Program

Language immersion programs help children learn another language while boosting student success. Kindergarten classrooms at several Aldine ISD early childhood/prekindergarten/kindergarten (EC/PK/K) schools will be immersed in a new style of learning this August. Five campuses — García-Leza, Vines, Hinojosa, Magrill, and de Santiago — will implement an English/Spanish two-way dual-language immersion program during the 2019-2020 school

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A Message from Dr. Latonya Goffney

ALDINE -Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney announced three new chiefs and one new assistant superintendent during the March 19 Board of Trustees meeting. The announcement of the new leaders comes after Goffney completed her listening tour. Starting last summer, Goffney met with leaders and key stakeholders to learn what they think is working

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Pathway to Entrepreneurship

Did you know that African-Americans have been behind the curve ball in the area of entrepreneurship via systemic forms of oppression? When reviewing our history, once our ancestors were freed from the bounds of slavery, very few employers wanted to hire them to complete the same work that was completed months prior for free.

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