Keeping it simple and straightforward
Volume 1, Issue 2
Remembering Strong Female Role Models
Suffragist and women’s rights activist Alice Paul would have turned 131 on Monday, and her birthday is being celebrated with a Google Doodle. Paul, who died in 1977 at the age of 92, was one of the leaders of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified in 1920 and gave women the right to vote. She dedicated her life to securing equal rights for all women.
“Few individuals have had as much impact on American history as has Alice Paul. Her life symbolizes the long struggle for justice in the United States and around the world,” the Alice Paul Institute says. “Her vision was the ordinary notion that women and men should be equal partners in society.”
Thanks to women like Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ruth Ginsburg, Sally Ride, and Elenore Roosevelt all of our students have equal rights and equal opportunities to succeed in becoming whatever they dream to be.
Also, with a strong leader like Dr. Janney, we are reminded that our students should be at the center of everything we do. Let's put them first and give them every possible opportunity to reach their full potential.
"I think if we get freedom for women, then they are probably going to do a lot of things that I wish they wouldn’t do," she said shortly before her death. "But it seems to me that isn’t our business to say what they should do with it. It is our business to see that they get it."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving."
"All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
We need to remember to support all of the needs of all of our students. Here are some questions to ponder as you plan your interventions:
- What are we doing for our SDC students?
- Are our teachers well trained in true differentiation?
- Is it appropriate to place an ELD 1-2 student into English Credit Recovery or intersession intervention? Can that student recover their credit any other way?
- What needs to be done to show that my school is meeting the needs of ALL students?
Congratulations to Monica Cacho
January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr Holiday
January 19 - Illuminate Training at PDC
January 25 - Board Meeting 6 PM @District Board Room
January 27 - DAC Meeting 9-11:30AM @Parent Center
January 28 - DELAC Meeting 9-11:30AM @Parent Center
February 2 - Foster Youth Meeing 9-11 @Parent Center