Written by: Reagan Flowers, PhD Continually improving our schools is necessary and highly impactful; however, it doesn’t tell the whole story. As referenced in the article, Better Schools Won’t Fix America, school inequality is based on much bigger issues and takes a closer look at why schools in some neighborhoods have more impressive resources and […]
Written by Reagan Flowers, PhD As students start anew this academic year, we don’t want them to wonder about who they are, we want them to know that they are inspiration and celebration. Every student can tap into the drive that is required to take great care of their mind, body, and soul. It is […]
Class of 2012 When I look out at you, I am looking at me. As I once sat where you sit today without knowing that this day would come, providing me an opportunity to speak with you on your graduation day. My mind is flooded with memories of what my day was like when I […]
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the highly publicized education reform effort championed by the George Bush administration, has not been synonymous with school improvement. The involvement of the federal government in education at the state and local levels has not translated to improved student and teacher performance, rather NCLB put into place rigid guidelines that […]
REAGAN FLOWERS CSTEM CEO FILES FOR HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE SEAT
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Art education is important in the development of creativity within children and serves as an outlet for student expression. When school budgets are cut, art programs are traditionally the first to be eliminated. All of the talk about STEM has over shadowed the decline of art education programs in P-12 schools. We believe the integration of art into STEM education is a viable solution.
The “No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act” of 2001 was created to implement standardized tests to measure student success and teacher performance (accountability). Ten years later, the education system is still experiencing educational disparities due to the lack of well-prepared and qualified teachers in critical areas such as math, science and literacy. American students will continue to lack skills to compete in a global market regardless of demographic and racial backgrounds without the proper resources mentioned.