Lori Higgins Chalkbeat Detroit Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 24, 2019 Kenya Posey has taught the American Revolution before, but never before has her lesson on this moment in history looked like it did on this day. There was the animated Otto Brumit, who literally squirmed in his seat at Davison Elementary-Middle School as he begged his teacher to pick him to answer a question. There was the team of Aniyah Paige and Kayleigh Nixon, who insisted on being the first to describe the loyalists and their beliefs to the class. So many students, in fact, wanted to share their knowledge that Posey frequently had to remind them they were running short on time. For Posey, getting kids so deeply involved in her class last week takes a lot of hard work. “It’s kind of like you’re going back to school,” said Posey, a 15-year veteran teacher. Still, despite all the extra work, “It was time for a new curriculum,” she said. But the new curriculum comes with some … [Read more...] about Detroit teachers face growing pains, and victories, of new curriculum
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St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt knows what it’ll take for the Bonnies to advance to the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season. There will be no at-large bid, as there was a year ago. The path forward is clear. “The only way we are going to reach our ultimate goal, to get to the NCAA Tournament, is to win the conference tournament,” Schmidt said. “That’s the only way. Our record isn’t good enough. And it’s easier to win three games than to win four games. So that’s the simple math.” Schmidt was speaking after St. Bonaventure (16-15) defeated Saint Louis, 66-57, in the regular season finale on March 9, after the surging Bonnies had won seven of their last eight games to finish in fourth place in the Atlantic 10 standings and earn a double-bye in the conference tournament. That was the first step to salvaging a season that began with 10 losses in their first 14 games. It figures that the next is a quarterfinal matchup … [Read more...] about St. Bonaventure surges into A-10 Tournament, brings lessons from last season
Arguably the most competitive Class A boys basketball region in South Carolina will need a one-game playoff to decide its champion as Charleston Math & Science battles Lowcountry Leadership on Friday night at St. John’s High School.Region 4-A has been so competitive this season that the league’s fifth-place team, Baptist Hill, has recorded wins over the top two teams. However, the two teams playing Friday have led the league from start to finish.Each team has a win over the other during the regular season. Lowcountry Leadership forced the one-game playoff with a 51-43 win on Wednesday night. Charleston Math & Science won the first meeting, 50-48.“It’s really like a state playoff game and it will be an awesome environment,” CMS coach Ryan Smith said. “In terms of the atmosphere and having something significant on the line, this is a really big game. We’re so close in terms of the matchup. Both teams have high expectations going into the … [Read more...] about Charleston Math & Science faces Lowcountry Leadership in high school basketball showdown
He Helped Build an Artists’ Utopia. Now He Faces Trial for 36 Deaths There. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Max Harris did chores and collected rent at the artists’ warehouse where he lived. Now he faces trial for the deaths at a concert there — including some of his close friends. Max Harris at Santa Rita Jail. Credit Credit Katy Grannan for The New York Times Supported by ByElizabeth Weil Dec. 12, 2018 Once a week, Max Harris is allowed to leave his 6-by-12-foot cell to go outside. The first thing he does, before the other inmates arrive in the small cement yard in Santa Rita Jail, is run around and yell, “Safari!” as he picks up all the bugs — the furry moths with leopard spots, the grasshoppers in jade armor. He wants to move them out of harm’s way before other men in red-and-white-striped jumpsuits start playing basketball. Sometimes he’ll find a … [Read more...] about He Helped Build an Artists’ Utopia. Now He Faces Trial for 36 Deaths There.
Lori Higgins Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 The teachers were staring at a piece of paper with a small pencil drawn on it. Their trainer asked them: How long is the pencil? To find the answer, the teachers broke apart some of the small, colorful 1-centimeter cubes that were sitting on their table, placing them side by side underneath the pencil. The answer: About 11 centimeters. The second-grade teachers will replicate this lesson, part of a unit on measurement, when their students return for the 2018-19 school year. This summer, though, they're the ones in the hot seat — learning how to pull off an ambitious revamp of the K-8 literacy and math curriculum in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Read more: The district, dogged for years by dismal test scores, learned earlier this year via an audit that its curriculum is outdated, inferior and not aligned to the Common Core State Standards, a set of expectations of what students must learn … [Read more...] about Understanding why is focus of new Detroit math curriculum