We need more community support and cohesive education policies statewide that enables educators, schools and districts to address critical issues such as student discipline.
A note from Executive Director JC Bowman to the ProEd Local Leaders team that we wanted to share. I want to wish each of you a Merry Christmas. So, it is important to me that I share a story from my Christian faith. If people know anything about Jesus, it is that he was a … Continue reading Merry Christmas, ProEd Leaders
Children hate when their parents fight like children, unable to control their emotions. Teachers can tell when students are upset and bring their home life into the classroom. It is a sad and often unspoken truth that educators confront on a daily basis: nobody wins when parents fight. The same is true about organizations, political … Continue reading Nobody Wins When We Fight
I tend to avoid the debates among people discussing reading. I think there is some truth in all sides of a debate. I learned to read early and easily. I am also unabashedly an advocate for children with dyslexia, as it has been an issue identified and championed by our members. I am encouraged by … Continue reading The Reading Wars Continue
I grew up in the idyllic town of Cleveland, Tennessee. Nestled on the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. I was fortunate to be from a town that valued faith, family, and education. It was a quintessential life for an American boy. I lived on Sycamore Drive growing up. I look back and see the … Continue reading Problems with Restorative Justice