Updated 8:26 am CDT, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Independent School District's Gregory-Lincoln Education Center re-opens this month with yet another new principal, its fifth in eight years, the school's new leader will face a tough customer in Shana Pruitt. The Houston Chronicle reports the mother of two daughters at Gregory-Lincoln has grown so exasperated by the constant staff shuffle at the Fourth Ward campus that she avoids engaging with the school. Over the past decade, no Gregory-Lincoln principal has stayed for more than two years. During that stretch, about 40% of teachers, on average, left the campus every year. "I would not participate in anything at the school," said Pruitt, who attended Gregory-Lincoln as a child. "We can say all day and night that it doesn't seem right, that they keep switching teachers and principals, but we can't make anything happen." In the state's largest school district, dozens of campuses like … [Read more...] about Concerns raised about staff changes at some Houston schools
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With its blend of glamour and art school eccentricities, Roxy Music blurred the boundaries of rock music. Formed in Britain in 1970 and led by Bryan Ferry, the band was highly influential in the rock world. It added avant-garde elements of fashion and art to its performances, paving the way for bands such as U2, the Talking Heads and Duran Duran. Before a special reunion performance to celebrate the band's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Anthony Mason sat down with lead singer Bryan Ferry to talk about the band's legacy. "Did you have a sense of what sort of sound you wanted to make?" Mason asked. "I wanted to explore different styles of music," Ferry said. "I didn't want any limitations style-wise. … It kind of ended up being a sort of collage effect." Ferry grew up near Newcastle in northern England where he delivered newspapers and magazines as a boy. "And I would just walk down the street reading avidly all these articles … [Read more...] about Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry looks back on the pioneering art-rock band’s lasting legacy
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When she isn't winning awards for her talent in "A Star Is Born," Lady Gaga can be found in Las Vegas speaking her mind. The singer got political during her Enigma show on Saturday night and doubled down on President Donald Trump as well as Vice President Mike Pence. Gaga also made some blatant digs at Pence's wife, Karen Pence, whose new part-time job struck up controversy. Karen Pence recently accepted a role to teach art at Immanuel Christian School in Virginia. According to Washington Post, part of the school's employee standards say, "I understand that the term 'marriage' has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture." In addition, "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other violation of the unique roles of male and female" are considered "moral misconduct" and violations of the employee agreement. "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" actress Rachel Brosnahan talks about being … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga Gets Political During Enigma Performance
opinion Shawn K. Wightman Published 10:18 PM EST Jan 8, 2019 There are a number of changes coming in 2019 that are going to have major implications for Michigan’s public schools. It requires assigning A-F letter grades to schools in five different metrics: student proficiency in math and English, student growth in math and English, student growth among English language learners, graduation rates, and a school’s academic performance on the state assessment compared to similar schools. The new system will also assign a ranking of significantly above average, above average, average, below average, or significantly below average to each public school for chronic absenteeism, state assessment participation rate, and student performance compared to similar students statewide. By law, these, and other measures, will all have to be established by September 1, 2019. As a matter of fact, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, and West … [Read more...] about Looming changes won’t help Mich. schools