What’s the story behind the Noah Webster Educational Foundation? Our organization’s president Melvin Adams and his wife Sandy share many of the alarming education issues they saw coming to America and how they wanted to provide solutions to help citizens reclaim our schools. May 10, 2022 marks our
Picture this: you’re a teacher and it’s testing time. Students are hushed, absorbed in their exams, when “wham!” Part of the ceiling drops and nearly hits you. You leap back and wonder what’s next to fall. World War II air raid or crumbling Philadelphia public school? The latter. Nationwide, there’s a $500 billion backlog in
Recent gas prices are soaring to record levels, panicking schools across the country. Georgia State Superintendent Richard Woods requested that the Biden Administration allow schools to use COVID-19 relief funds to cover the rising gas prices. According to one school superintendent, Kenneth Dyer, the current fuel prices are something school districts have never seen before.
How can education leaders make a difference today? At our first School Board Summit event a couple weeks ago, NWEF Founder and President Melvin Adams shared this message with new and upcoming school board candidates in Virginia. Check out this clip if you want to help reclaim education: Adams
Despite a surge in coronavirus cases due to the omicron variant, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says schools should remain open for in-person learning, in a recent interview with “Fox News Sunday.” In the fight against COVID-19, Secretary Cardona maintains that “our science is better” and “we have better tools.” He adds that “[students] have
My mother was a teacher. She taught first-graders for several years and enjoyed it. She even included her first-graders in her wedding, a choice she has never seemed to regret. Now, many years later, she still talks happily about her students. She was a resourceful and determined teacher. After leaving her school, she taught us
“If a child eats hot lunch at school every day, they’re having approximately 180 meals out of the year at their educational institution.” Dr. Axe School meals. For many people, these two words bring apathy, if not downright discomfort. Soggy vegetables, wilted salads, and some kind of unidentifiable slosh called “gravy” come to mind.
The Indiana State Teachers Association—the largest teacher’s union in the state—called on state lawmakers to increase teacher pay to compensate for the overwhelming workload and staff shortages. Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) President Keith Gambill said at a news conference on Monday that they’re “slowly making progress” with teacher pay, but that more is needed
The national supply chain shortage has been tough on many organizations this year—and it’s worse than just the expected delayed arrival of Christmas presents. Our nation’s schools have been hit particularly hard as they struggle to bring in basic necessities like food for students. In many school cafeterias, the meals students end up eating weren’t
Students and teachers in over a dozen Atlanta public schools on Wednesday were surprised and excited to hear that they were receiving free laptops. The program is part of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, which equips students and teachers of participating schools with laptops, WXIA-TV reports. "The [Verizon Innovative Learning Schools] program provides free devices, internet