TEXAS VIEW: Community should look beyond STAAR scores

Lynn Imbier

As a group, we really should look outside of point out take a look at scores and rather look at what they suggest.

The Texas Instruction Agency released this year’s Condition of Texas Assessments of Educational Readiness, or STAAR, scores. The scores confirmed a staggering regression in crucial material regions such as math and reading.

Though the scores clearly show regression, we require to just take that data with a bit of context.

Pupils have been not examined by the point out in 2020 mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These scores are a reflection of the discovering gaps the pandemic developed in the previous year and a half of schooling. The STAAR scores are the first tangible look educators are finding into the discovering decline learners professional this year.

Statewide, about four out of ten Texas general public college learners unsuccessful the standardized point out math examinations. Condition data

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GUEST VIEW: A time and place for ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

Lynn Imbier

By Armstrong Williams

It is a extensive-standing custom to air the nationwide anthem prior to kickoff at soccer game titles. Now, the NFL has resolved to follow this custom by taking part in “Lift Each and every Voice and Sing,” which is regarded ordinarily to several Black Us citizens as the Black nationwide anthem.

The song was initially composed as a poem in 1900 by creator and civil legal rights activist James Weldon Johnson. The NAACP coined it “the Negro nationwide anthem” in 1919 simply because of the poem’s powerful affirmation for Black Us citizens who suffered a violent and tragic history as they struggled for liberation. The song is powerful in that it evokes the biblical Exodus from slavery to the liberty of the “promised land.”

For several non-Black Us citizens — specifically these who are Christian — it is a well-regarded hymn. On the other hand,

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Tokyo Olympics Week One Recap: Minnesotans Take Home Olympic Medals

Lynn Imbier

For each Gov. Walz: Happy Sunisa Lee Working day! The 18-12 months-previous Hmong American from St. Paul arrived via when Simone Biles could not contend to provide house the gold in the women’s gymnastics person all-all around, after earning silver in the group all-all around along with her teammate from Isanti, Grace McCallum. In her first Olympics, Lee has come to be the first Hmong American to contend in the Olympics and acquire a gold medal. Lee is also a powerful contender to acquire gold in the uneven bars, wherever she has performed the most tough schedule of everyone else at the Olympics so far.

What’s subsequent:

  • Sunday, Aug. 1: Women’s Vault Last, Women’s Uneven Bars Last
  • Monday, Aug. two: Women’s Flooring Training Last
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3: Women’s Harmony Beam Last

Gopher alumni Bowen Becker claimed the gold medal for the U.S. as component of the 4×100 men’s freestyle

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