“The issues in Cleveland schools are the same as many other districts and we are working to find ways to address them,” Senator Smith said. “I am glad Baton Rouge is taking the lead in finding solutions to this (reading) problem.” Senator Smith said she was recently introduced to the program and wanted to see firsthand how the Read 180 program improves student reading skills. “The students seem to have a lot of confidence in their work and don’t feel like they are being treated differently,” she observed.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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