clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

A charter school leader joins the blogosphere, via Huffington Post

Teachers have blogs, grad students have blogs, professors have blogs, principals have blogs, and now, in what is the first case I know of, a charter school head has a blog!

The savvy woman is Deborah Kenny, founder and chief executive of the Harlem Village Academies charter schools, who put this post on Huffington Post yesterday. The post compiles seventh-graders’ thoughts on the inauguration.

Here’s one of my favorites:

Cariahnna Cintron:
Spoken like a poet, Obama’s words touched me. Obama said, “Time and time again, these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked until their hands were raw, so that we might live a better life.” My grandmother cooks and cleans so that her kids and grandkids come home to a safe, healthy home. She works and works, and she never gives up. She doesn’t know how to read or write, but she’s the smartest person I know. She learns from her experiences and from the experiences of others. She works to make everyone that crosses her path happy. She works to make America a better country. This has been her job for sixty-nine years, and it will be her job until the day she dies.

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn't possible without your help.