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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
HOUSTON – Did you know that historians estimate that one in four cowboys were black? How is this so, when majority of the films in popular culture depict cowboys as white males like John Wayne and Clint Eastwood? Unfortunately, our American history books also failed to be inclusive when exposing our students of color
The distance the robot had to travel and every turn the robot would make was developed knowing the size of the table, the distance to the original block and the distance to the destination. Before the robot can even walk, the students had to configure it using software and dozens of small pieces. Should the robot walk like a man or roll like a truck?
In the 2016-2017 school year, Campbell-Rhone was named a School Support Officer for the same district she previously attended, taught, and led. When asked to support Worthing High School, she noticed that some of her former students were not performing to their fullest potential.