Posts Tagged ‘achievement’

The Obama Administration is launching an experimental initiative to provide Pell grants to high school students enrolling in college courses. The initiative targets low-income students.  Click on the “Source” title for the the full article.  Knowledge IS Power! Terri D. Goldson, Sr.

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Source: Obama Initiative Offers Pell Grants To High School Students Enrolled In College Courses

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School shootings are an issue that goes way beyond the walls of school. It is an issue of mental health, parental involvement, home intervention and teaching children appropriate social interaction skills. Children are bombarded by so many inappropriate multimedia images and unrealistic ways to interact or react to situations. They seldom play outside gaining the social skills to navigate through life, but play inside and interact with violent electronic games and view unrealistic television shows that often lack any moral theme. School shootings are a manifestation of many underlying issue that must be addressed or the carnage will continue. The question must be answered; Are we ready to commit, make the change and invest in our children? The answer to that seems bleak as we continue to spend less on education and cut social programs that address the needs of the American people. Knowledge IS Power!

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Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the historic United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Twenty years after Brown, the Supreme Court essentially abandoned its commitment to school desegregation by limiting its review to intentional cases of segregation. Thus, states were under no obligation to fight segregation; but rather only ensure they did not set out to segregate schools. As a result of this lax oversight, schools today are more segregated than they were 30 years ago.

Wendy Lecker wrote this article that appears in the Stamford Advocate, to read the full story check it out right here: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/default/article/Wendy-Lecker-out her-repeatedly-uphold-the-right-4601396.php

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Connecticut Education Information
May 28, 2013 By Jonathan Pelto

Last Friday, Governor Malloy’s Commissioner of Education quietly ended what has widely been recognized as one of the State Department of Education’s most important and successful programs.
For years, a variety of Connecticut school districts have been receiving vital technical assistance from a group of retired superintendents and senior school administrators through a program housed at the State Department of Education.

The program has functioned thanks to a grant through EASTCONN, the Regional Education Service Center. The program has funded four State Department “Leaders in Residence,” along with three retired school superintendents. Together these people have been giving school districts across the state with critically important help on a wide variety of projects.

Together, former superintendents Mike Wasta (Bristol), Patrick Proctor (Windham), Jim Mitchel (Groton) and Leaders in Residence, Rosanne Daigneault, Warren Logee, Robert Pitocco and Salvatore Randazzo have more than 250 years of combined expertise on the cutting edge of making schools succeed. Their expertise ranges from Special Education, to improving teaching to financial management. Some have Ph.Ds. while others have Education Doctorates. All have spent their lives here in Connecticut helping improve our schools.

And now, as a result of Pryor’s most recent decision, towns will be losing the very help and expertise they so desperately need.

For the full story click on the link below:
http://jonathanpelto.com/2013/05/28/news-flash-school-districts-thrown-under-the-bus-as-commissioner-pryor-ends-successful-technical-services-program/

Ansonia reading challenge worth a pie in the face- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut

By Patricia Villers pvillers@nhregister.com / Twitter: @nhrvalley

ANSONIA — On Friday, students who were the top readers in a challenge that John C. Mead Elementary School Principal Terri Goldson launched in September got their reward: An opportunity to throw pies in Goldson’s face.
The students threw whipped cream pies at Goldson, who donned a hat, sunglasses, a towel and a sheet for the event. And that was a good idea, since Goldson was covered with whipped cream in a matter of seconds. The gym erupted in squeals of laughter and applause as he tried to wipe the whipped cream from his face.

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Click here to read the full story:  Ansonia reading challenge worth a pie in the face- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

PrintMany of us watch or have participated in sports; they are entertaining, fun, exhilarating, competitive and challenging. If you have ever experienced coaching, there is nothing more exciting than seeing your team execute a play in a game situation, exactly as you have diagramed it or practiced over and over again. As a member of a team, there is nothing like working together to win a hard fought competition. Sports are analogous to life; all of us have experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. But lack of persistence and the decision to give up after a defeat, is what separates winners and losers in life. In our day to day struggles we can’t win everything, but we sure can try. Orison Marden tells us that there are the wills, won’ts, and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything, the second oppose everything; the third fail everything. Which one are you….are you a “Game Changer?”

There are moments in competitive sports when the game is tight, seconds are ticking away and the final outcome depends on a decision that can change the course of the game. It could be a specially designed play, an extraordinary performance or a poor decision. Regardless of who or what it is, it’s considered a game changing situation.

God has given us extraordinary talents with the ability to achieve miraculous and unbelievable accomplishments. He is an example and the embodiment of the ultimate game changer and has left us, within His lessons, the blueprint for success. In our daily lives we can change our circumstances and influence others. Author Dennis Kimbro tells us that the world waits and takes notice of exceptional people who can separate themselves from the crowd and do things in a creative and exciting way. The world is searching for and craves aggressive and progressive leaders that identify with success and can show others how to attain it. Those successful leaders that I speak of are “Game Changers.”
Success glassTo be a game changer there are a number of qualities you must possess but one of them is persistence. Calvin Coolidge once said;

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unregarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Are you a……”Game Changer?”
You are a…….”Game Changer!”

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Terri D. Goldson, Sr.

By Jonathan Capehart,  The Washington Post

All of this is an investment in the future of this country and striving generations to come.

Read excerpt below.

President Obama went to Georgia to push his State of the Union proposal to work with the states “to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America.” He cited a statistic from the National Institute for Early Education Research that “fewer than three in 10” 4-year-olds are enrolled in this vital early education program. Just how vital was summed up in three charts from the White House.

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One of them I showed you yesterday. At-risk children who don’t go to preschool are 25 percent more likely to drop out of school, 60 percent more likely not to attend college and 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime. As one Alabama business leader said in a New York Times story today, “The evidence is, if we don’t make this investment and we don’t make it wisely, we’re going to pay for it later.”

Click here Obama’s plan: Into preschool, out of poverty  for the full story.

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