By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 19, 2018 at 2:35 pm | UPDATED: October 19, 2018 at 3:11 pm Leah Remini and Jada Pinkett Smith opened up this week about ending a public feud that was sparked when Remini, an ex-Scientologist-turned-anti-Scientology crusader, made the claim last year that the “Girls Trip” actress had been a member of the controversial organization. Pinkett Smith subsequently denied being a member of the Church of Scientology, issuing a tweet saying she had studied Dianetics and Study Technology, referring to practices developed by Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. However, the actress, 47, insisted that’s as far as her involvement went. “I am not a Scientologist,” she wrote. I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 With People reporting that the women … [Read more...] about Was Leah Remini really wrong to call Jada Pinkett Smith a Scientologist?
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ENTERTAINMENT 10/18/2018 04:47 pm ET "It was realizing that there was two broken little girls in us," Pinkett Smith said. By Cole Delbyck Jada Pinkett Smith has been on a mission to put old feuds to bed ― be it with Gabrielle Union or husband Will Smith’s ex-wife ― and now she’s turned her attention to Leah Remini. The “King of Queens” alum claimed the actress was a “longtime” member of Scientology in an interview with The Daily Beast last year, sparking a heated exchange between the two. “What was really emotional about it was realizing that there was two broken little girls in us that were abandoned by their fathers and turned into fighters who clashed,” Pinkett Smith told People about resolving her conflict with Remini. “You have to treat people with kindness because you don’t know what they’re going through,” she added. “When she told me her story, I had so … [Read more...] about Jada Pinkett Smith And Leah Remini Quash ‘Emotional’ Scientology Feud
By Jane Stueckemann, Staff writer Published 11:17 am CDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 David and Sheree Suchma, of Oak Ridge North, spent their entire careers in education before retiring in 2011.And now, after a combined 71 years of teaching, they have a new school named after them.At their board meeting Sept. 18, the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to name the new Flex 19 campus, a 1,000-student capacity K-6 facility to open in August 2019, the Suchma Elementary School. less David and Sheree Suchma, of Oak Ridge North, spent their entire careers in education before retiring in 2011.And now, after a combined 71 years of teaching, they have a new school named after them.At their ... more Photo: Jane Stueckemann/The Villager / Jane Stueckemann/The Villager Flex 19, a K-6 facility in the Oak Ridge feeder zone that is to open August 2019, will be known as the Suchma Elementary campus. … [Read more...] about Villager Q&A: new school namesakes, David and Sheree Suchma, discuss education careers
New York By JASMINE C. LEE JUNE 29, 2018 To gain entry to New York City’s eight ultracompetitive specialized public high schools, eighth graders must take a common entrance exam. Out of about 600 public middle schools, just 10 account for more than 1,200, or 25 percent, of the offers to attend one of the elite schools, according to Education Department data. These 10 middle schools are disproportionately Asian and white, in a school system that is two-thirds Hispanic and black. How Many Students at Each Middle School Received Offers Six or more offers Fewer than six offers Specialized high school Circle size is proportional to the number of offers made to the students at each school. Source: New York City Department of Education |Note: Detailed data for schools with fewer than six offers was not made available. These schools may have anywhere from zero to five offers. The schools with the highest numbers of offers are mostly in some of … [Read more...] about See Where New York City’s Elite High Schools Get Their Students
INDIANAPOLIS — The Gary Community School Corp. once again will have a dedicated middle school after the Indiana Distressed Unit Appeals Board on Friday approved new grade configurations recommended by the district's emergency manager.Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, all Gary students in grades 6 through 8 will attend the same school, rather than going to classes in a building with either elementary students or high school students.Emergency Manager Peggy Hinckley said the restructuring will allow the district to offer more courses geared toward middle school students, as well as sports, arts and other co-curricular programs that generally are not now available in most Gary schools.The change also means that going forward Gary's elementary schools will serve students in kindergarten through 5th grade, while West Side Leadership Academy will educate students in grades 9 through 12.Hinckley said no final decision has yet been made on which building will house the middle … [Read more...] about Banneker Achievement Center may become Gary’s new middle school