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April 2010 Blog Posts (6)

CLE Welcomes Max Xavier Hanny to the World

The CLE family has a new member! Max Xavier Hanny, son of Liji and Allyssia Hanny, was born on Monday, April 19, 2010. Big sister Malia, age 6, is thrilled, though I'm told she's adjusting to having to share mommy with her little brother. Apart from being a little sleep deprived, our friend Liji is overjoyed and relieved that both his wife and son came through the delivery safely. Papa is once again back at the Boys & Girls Club in Benton Harbor where he continues to practice… Continue

Added by Cheryl D. Fields on April 30, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

On the Ground: Humbled by hospitality in W.Va. mine country

This came from our friend Marsha Timpson, who lives in coal mining country in West Virginia. The sentiment expressed matches the generosity we experienced in working with Big Creek People in Action the past few…

Added by Dale Nienow on April 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Texas' Clout Over Textbooks Could Shift With Market-ED WEEK Article

Published Online: April 22, 2010

Texas' Clout Over Textbooks Could Shift With Market

With the Texas board of education expected to adopt controversial new standards for social studies next month, many observers and news outlets have emphasized that the…


Added by S. Kwesi Rollins on April 22, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Teacher's Open Letter to Governor Chris Christie - a must read!

An open letter to Governor Chris Christie

By wearepsu8

March 30, 2010, 1:23PM

To The Honorable Chris Christie,

I am the enemy. I never realized this until your election to governor. In a few short weeks, you have made this fact explicitly clear to me. A large portion of your budget address was about my profession, and how we have caused the problems this state now…


Added by S. Kwesi Rollins on April 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Funding opportunity for those working with youth.

The Office of Adolescent Health released an announcement that it is appropriating $75 million for programs offering adolescent pregnancy prevention services. You can find the RFP here:

Interested parties should send a letter of intent to submit proposal by May 3.Agencies not already on…


Added by Cheryl D. Fields on April 7, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments

Equal Education for Girls of Color

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Capitol Hill briefing on the need for national policy changes to improve educational outcomes for girls, especially girls whose families are considered low-income. This year, legislators and policy wonks on Capitol Hill are deciding what changes to make to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The act, which was originally passed in the mid 1960s during the Johnson administration and was most recently reauthorized in 2002 under the name No…


Added by Cheryl D. Fields on April 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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