Justin Murphy and Georgie Silvarole Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 11:22 AM EST Dec 16, 2018 Editor's note: This story accompanies a larger package about the disparities faced by students of color, particularly African-American students, across Monroe County's suburban school districts. Links to the other stories are below. Will Barrett, an 11th-grader at Fairport High School, has avoided the pitfalls of many other suburban students of color. He takes several Advanced Placement classes and doesn't have any disciplinary problems. Even so, he said he is constantly confronted by the sort of overt racism that many white people believe disappeared generations ago. He recalled one instance where another student said that black people come from the jungle. Black people commit the vast majority of crimes, the white student continued, so the country would be better off without them. A teacher overheard the comment, Barrett said, but instead of intervening with the white … [Read more...] about For black suburban students, challenging interactions are routine
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Calendar Saturday, December 1, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Arts & Exhibits COMING ADVERTISING BANYAN DRIVE ART STROLL DEADLINE FOR ENTRY Where: Banyan Gallery When: 5 p.m. Dec. 14 Details: Deadline for entry in the third annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Entry form must be mailed or delivered to Banyan Gallery with check for entry fee to Friends of Lili‘uokalani Gardens. Submit images of artworks electronically. Instructions can be found online at https://bit.ly/2RpeVDj Contact: Jelena Clay, [email protected], 895-8130 Classes SATURDAY, Dec. 1 REVIVAL WEEKEND WITH HENRY AND GRACE FALANY Where: Central Christian Church, 109 Haili St., Hilo When: 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday Details: Henry and Grace Falany are with the Mariposa Revival Center in Mariposa, Calif. Schedule: Healing School, $30 per person, Saturday; and Miracle Service, free, Sunday. Contact: Gracy Perry, 935-8025, [email protected] SCULPTURE Where: The … [Read more...] about Calendar for December 1
Calendar Saturday, November 24, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Arts & Exhibits TODAY, Nov. 24 ADVERTISING 2018 PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION Where: East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo When: Regular EHCC hours today and Sunday Details: This international showcase features 76 unique works created using a full range of contemporary approaches to print media and curated through a selection of 582 submissions representing artists from 28 states, Canada and Mexico. A special Black and White Night event will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 to celebrate with juror Helen Frederick the opening of the exhibit. Contact: Michael Marshall, 961-5711, [email protected] ANNUAL VOLCANO VILLAGE ART STUDIO TOUR AND SALE Where: Studios of six artists in Volcano Village When: 10 a.m. today and Sunday Details: Hosted by Volcano Village Artists Hui. Visitors are invited to meet the artists and view a variety of … [Read more...] about Calendar for November 24
CULTURE & ARTS 10/11/2018 02:59 pm ET A coffee shop is a farmhouse is a hotel lobby is a classroom. In 2018, there’s non-place like home. By Priscilla Frank In 2016, “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines surprised sixth-grade teacher Ms. Nixon with a classroom makeover. The HGTV personalities revamped the Waco, Texas, learning space to resemble a bespoke farmhouse, complete with succulent planters, vintage-inspired bar carts and all-beige everything. School supplies were organized in rustic, wooden crates. A handmade metal sign read, “Life is a math equation. In order to gain the most, you must convert the negatives into positives.” A rust-colored “6” hung on the wall like a cryptic, conceptual artwork. Single, red apples appeared atop each desk, providing jarring glints of color. Shortly after watching the episode, teacher and blogger Melanie Ralbusky gushed about Nixon’s new classroom look on her blog, … [Read more...] about Thanks To Instagram, Classrooms Look Like Chic Barn Houses Now
U.S. Teachers Schools trump In the evening of February 1, Tina Adams peered out the window of her hotel room in Charleston, West Virginia. It had been snowing for hours, and the roads were freezing over. Earlier in the day, she had driven two hours north from coal country to set the stage for a protest at the state Capitol.Adams, a middle school teacher and mother of six, was furious. After 15 years at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School, in Brenton, she made about $47,000 a year—$12,000 less than the national average. Like many of her fellow teachers, she sometimes worked nights and weekends to boost her income; for extra pay, she offered private tutoring for students who had discipline problems or developmental disabilities.It wasn’t always enough, and Adams had begun thinking about selling her beloved Harley-Davidson Sportster to help her daughter buy a car. It was not the kind of life she envisioned when she launched her teaching career. And now, the … [Read more...] about ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It!’: Can Trump Country Withstand the Grassroots Teachers’ Movement Sweeping the Nation?