Today's Date: July 26, 2021
Statement by the Prime Minister to welcome Canada's 30th Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon   •   Pops AI Virtual Health Assistant and Glucometer Now Available at Best Buy   •   The Leader's Edge/Leaders By Design Celebrates Twenty Years of Outstanding Leadership Development and Diversity Commitment   •   Nada Llewellyn Joins Kramer Levin as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer   •   Express Launches First-of-its-Kind Community Commerce Program as it Builds to $1B in E-Commerce Sales   •   Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, 30th Governor General of Canada Installation Speaking Notes   •   Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Named Honorary HBCU Executive Leadership Institute Fellow at CAU   •   Cornerstone Building Brands Leader Heather Hollis Receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award for Leadership and Excellence   •   RecruitMilitary Joins Efforts with American Corporate Partners to Bring Mentorship Opportunities to Transitioning Veterans and F   •   Sally Beauty Holdings Appoints Erin Nealy Cox to the Board of Directors   •   Back-Tooth-School Effort Reminds Parents and Caregivers that Good Grades Begin with a Dental-Check-Up   •   Florida Blue Recognized as "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" for 7th Year   •   Hollywood Trafficking Film Aspires Faith in God and Premieres At Global Event July 30   •   Independent Consumer Research Reveals 25% of Insured Adults Delayed Emergency or Essential Treatment During Pandemic   •   Excelling High School Students Will be Inspired at American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation   •   Clubhouse Media Group Hosts Los Angeles' Top Influencers To Raise Awareness And Funds For Homeless Youth At #YOUMATTER Launch   •   DAV to Host Day of Inspiration for Tampa Area Veterans   •   Louis Hernandez Jr.'s Foundation For A Bright Future Awards Step Up Scholarship to Angelica Gonzalez of California and Brandon S   •   Apple Dominates with 59 Percent Revenue Share in Tablet Apps Processors in Q1 2021, Finds Strategy Analytics   •   Cesar Gonzalez Named Head of Operations for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
Bookmark and Share

School Reform Discussed At Black Caucus Confab

MEMPHIS -- As Memphis City Schools enacts groundbreaking reforms to turn around the low-income urban district's troubled history, Deputy Superintendent Irving Hamer is sharing the city's story of increasing the effectiveness of its teachers at the Congressional Black Caucus' mid-year conference in Tunica, Miss., on Friday.

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American NewsWith the recent announcement by the Obama administration that individual states will be allowed waivers for No Child Left Behind in order to craft reform minded education policies, the need for leadership at the local level is becoming even more clear. In Memphis, teachers, small business owners, CEOs, policy makers and religious leaders are working together to improve the education offered to the city's young people.

The reforms in Memphis are based on the fact that teachers are the single most important in-school factor for student success.Memphis stands out as a leader for its work in better evaluating teachers, holding them to higher standards than in the past, better recognizing their dedication and compensating them for their improvements. The Teacher Effectiveness Measure, created by MCS teachers for MCS teachers, is both a process of evaluation and a tool to facilitate continuous growth. Through TEM and a network of tools and professional supports, struggling teachers can become more effective and those who are already excelling can continue to improve.

The district's work also includes a celebration of individual Memphis teachers and of the profession of teaching overall. Through billboards, public service announcements, and awards, the "I Teach. I am" campaign is bringing the inspiring stories of Memphis' educators' skills and dedication to the public square.

In Memphis, administrators and teachers teamed up to earn a $90 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to transform its schools. The business and philanthropic communities of Memphis have since pitched in to contribute another$20 million for this work. 


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News