Louisiana public education is plagued with problems. Students aren’t graduating from high school, students who can’t read are being asked to write book reports, teachers either don’t care or are underpaid—you get the picture.
Sylvia P. Simms, a community advocate and broadband adoption outreach coordinator for Comcast and the Urban Affairs Coalition, was appointed to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the Mayor announced yesterday. Simms will fill the vacancy left by SRC member Lorene Cary who, after a leave of absence due to health reasons, will not seek reappointment.
Jen Baker, a seasoned teacher at Frenchtown School (N.J.) for the last 10 years, has always embraced technology to enhance learning for her students and to make her classroom more engaging. She now can share her expertise and enthusiasm with a broader audience in her new role as Tech Coordinator for Hunterdon County Education Association.