While I was preparing this month’s Irbry Review, I couldn’t help but notice that summer was coming to a close!
As summer winds down and many of us prepare for the back-to-school season, it is refreshing to see so many amazing articles that highlight the importance of both parent and community engagement when building a strong educational future for our kids.
With that being said, here are a few articles that caught my eye this month:
For LeBron James, Opening School For At-Risk Kids Is The Culmination Of A Decade Of Work
Today marks the opening of the The I Promise School, a new public school for at-risk students in Akron, Ohio, established by the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools system. “We just want everything for them. Everything and more. So it’s going to mean a lot to me,” LeBron James told ESPN.
Together, Parents Boost Their Children’s Early Learning
First Teacher is well on its way to tackling socioeconomic learning gaps in Boston. Through impactful workshops and activities, “its leaders are bridging racial divides and using a parent-to-parent approach to equip mothers (and a few fathers) to discover and savor their role as essential first teachers.”
‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ by Frederick Douglass
In this article he invites us to reflect on democracy and the meaning of freedom. I view my role with Barbershop Books as that of a freedom fighter. I am fighting to provide children with positive reading experiences that will free them to realize their full potential.
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