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“Looking back at my own childhood, I saw how important it was for me to mentor young girls in particular. I didn’t have any of that myself. I believe that God has destined me for this role, and that belief drives me every single day.”
In just the last three weeks of this new year, there have been 40 shootings. There were 647 mass shootings in 2022 alone. Firearms are now the No. 1 cause of death among American children.
To deliver transformational change, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona urged everyone to act boldly and unapologetically to address student underperformance and decades of underinvestment.

Cristine Holmer has a lot to be proud of.

As food services area supervisor, managing all of the food services in the Hoover High cluster of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), she is highly respected among her peers. Holmer puts her heart into everything she does, on the job and in her free time. 

She began her worklife running a family-owned business for 12 years. 

“I am proud that 95% of students in my school go on to college. College is a very important aspect for our students who are first generation [post-secondary students] in their families. As soon as students enter our high school, we work to expose them to college readiness.”
Since being recruited by Baltimore City Public Schools 24 years ago, straight out of Lincoln University in her home state of Pennsylvania, Chevelle Lampkin has had one luminescent goal: “To end generational poverty.”
Schools and their instructional and informational infrastructures are common targets for malicious actors.
Endorsement comes just days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Jamaal Bowman in the district to discuss the needs of educators and the flaws of our education system.
As educators we need to find ways to help students in these difficult times. That’s why a red flag went up when word hit the street that the New Jersey State Board of Education was planning to re-establish a graduation test requirement this year.