Every year that teacher Anne Tinsley taught kindergarten at Flagstaff’s Emerson School, the 40 or so members of her class got to visit the fire department and sit on the huge fire truck. The class size in 1950 was no exception. The group is pictured on the fire truck across Leroux Street from the fire station. The children are bundled up and the truck sports tire chains on the rear wheels, so the photograph must have been taken during the winter months. Mrs. Tinsley, wife of a Northern Arizona University history professor, was one of 10 finalists for Teacher of the Year, before moving into administration as a curriculum adviser. Her kindergarten room was on the sunny south side of the Emerson School building, which now houses the Flagstaff/Coconino County Library’s youth department. Mrs. Tinsley was remembered for her loving but no-nonsense approach to early childhood education. Kindergarten was available in Flagstaff comparatively early. At first, class was in the basement … [Read more...] about Teachers Certified in Early Education in 1920, but Funding Was Scarce
With so many students gone for the summer, teachers may now have time to prepare a different kind of lesson plan. Help students prepare a better future for themselves with practical knowledge about financial planning. Let young people know the younger they start saving, the easier it will be to reach their goals. With so many students gone for the summer, teachers may now have time to prepare a different kind of lesson plan. Help students prepare a better future for themselves with practical knowledge about financial planning. Let young people know the younger they start saving, the easier it will be to reach their goals. Let us introduce you to the Social Security Educator Toolkit. This is a rich resource for teachers and advocates. Our Information for Educators page contains a toolkit with information and resources to educate and engage students on Social Security. It includes: >> Two lesson plans with objectives; >> Infographics and handouts for each lesson plan; … [Read more...] about Access Social Security’s educator tool kit
Marjorie Menzi has spent decades helping youth learn about Alaska, national government When she worked in the Legislature, Marjorie Menzi lived a block away from the Alaska State Capitol. She could easily go home and eat lunch or do laundry during her lunch hour. Though not everybody in town has as easy access to the Capitol as that, Menzi has spent decades trying to get people — especially young people — to realize that they have easy access to being informed about what their elected officials are doing. “It’s like, there really isn’t any excuse for not knowing what’s going on in our state government and then nationally,” Menzi said. “We just hope that they’re inspired to understand that it’s our responsibility as citizens in a democracy.” Menzi, now 75, has been heavily involved in the Legislature, the Department of Education and the League of Women Voters of Alaska (LWVAK) since moving to Juneau in 1971, and is … [Read more...] about People of Juneau: Civics education advocate encourages involvement at young age
A record $1.45 million in college scholarships awarded by Broward Education Foundation to Broward County Students FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — It was joyous occasion for more than 300 seniors from Broward County Public Schools as they received scholarships ranging from $500 to four-year tuitions at Broward Education Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship Award Ceremony presented by BrightStar Credit Union. Broward Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to transforming the lives of Broward County Public School students through the support of quality education, awarded a record of $1.45 million in college scholarships. Broward Education Foundation, which initiated the https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund to raise funds for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, annually awards scholarships to qualifying students who fall short in their financial ability to pursue a post-secondary education. The … [Read more...] about A record $1.45 million in college scholarships awarded by Broward Education Foundation to Broward County Students
click to enlarge Give a read to the new public school basketball star LeBron James is backing to serve at-risk kids in Akron. Imagine It's a part of the Akron School District. It is NOT a charter school. It is NOT a private school. They aren't skimming students from motivated families who might already be achieving in school. They are SEEKING out students who need help in reading and math. There will be long school days and intensive tutoring. But that's not all. But it will also focus on factors outside the classroom. Services will help parents with stress related to their strugles. There will be extra activities to keep kids out of trouble in idle time. There will be family services, including job placement assistance and a food bank. James remembers the freedom a bicycle gave him as a child to escape dangerous neighborhoods. Every student will receive a bicycle. The I Promise school embodies James' pledge not to ever forget where he came from. Imagine if the Walton … [Read more...] about LeBron James, education reformer. Attn. Waltons.