Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
February 2016 is African American History Month. This year’s theme is:
Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories
The mere imparting of information is not education.
-Carter G. Woodson
“Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us.”
-Pope Francis, from his Address to Congress [September 24, 2015]
America’s students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever
before, reaching 82 percent in 2013-14!