Emerson Teacher Elected To Help Lead Nation’s Largest Teachers Union

Gina Harris speaks during an Illinois Education Association annual meeting in April following her election as one of seven directors for the more than 130,000-member education union, which is an affiliate of the nearly three million-member National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union. || Courtesy IEA/flickr  Friday, May 6, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Gina Harris, a bilingual resource teacher at Emerson Elementary School … Continue reading Emerson Teacher Elected To Help Lead Nation’s Largest Teachers Union

Black History Month Begins In January For Maywood Youth; Local Mentoring Nonprofit Wins Statewide Recognition

Youth with Maywood Youth Mentoring (MYM) show a pull-out of key events and people in African history during a recent post-Kwanzaa, pre-Black History Month breakfast hosted by MYM. Author Mary Morris, below, presents ideas and concepts from her body of educational work at the breakfast. || Nicholas Samuel Tuesday, January 12, 2016 || By Nicholas Samuel  “Our history is like the relationship between a mother and … Continue reading Black History Month Begins In January For Maywood Youth; Local Mentoring Nonprofit Wins Statewide Recognition