Texas 4th graders rank among nation's Top 10 in NAEP Mathematics gains!
Texas ranks in Top 10 of the States in mathematics gains between 2017 and 2019 for fourth-grade public school students assessed in NAEP mathematics.
"A man was packing a shipment of food contributed by a school for the poor people of Appalachia. He was separating beans from powdered milk, and canned vegetables from canned meats. Reaching into a box filled with various cans, he pulled out a little brown paper sack. Apparently one of the pupils had brought something different from the items on the suggested list. Out of the paper bag fell a peanut butter sandwich, an apple, and a cookie. Crayoned in large letters was a little girl’s name, ’Christy -- Room 104’. She had given up her lunch for some hungry person."
This illustration is typical of educators during this crazy time. The sacrifices teachers, and educators in general, are making in order to meet the needs of their students is an inspiration. THANK YOU to educators for showing what extremes you are willing to overcome to make a difference in the lives of your students. #TeachersAreEssentialToo !
Corporate Partner Spotlight
During times like these, we all realize just how important our Texas teachers are, and how much they deserve our support, just as they have supported us. Is there a teacher you want to thank for the difference they made in your life? Go to TeachersCan.org and use the “Thank A Teacher” prompts to create your own thank you video or post, and use the hashtags #TeachersCan and #ThankATeacher. Let’s let teachers know we are with them, and we appreciate them.
All Texas public school districts (ISD) are invited to enroll in our Network for the 2019-20 School Year. If you were a member previously, we want to invite you back! If you haven’t been a member before, we hope you will consider joining this year.
Become a Friends Corporate Partner
To become a Friends corporate partner, click below to join online. If you have any questions or would like to discuss additional partnership opportunities, please contact Executive Director, Blake Cooper at 903-453-5412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.