Thursday, March 1, 2012
In honor of Black History Month, students at Fairfax Elementary School completed the thought, "I have a dream" with their own hopes
Students at Fairfax Elementary School celebrated Black History Month by adding their own hopes to the famous "I have a dream" speech. Students wrote one or two sentences to complete the thought, "I have a dream." Above is a photo gallery of some of the students who participated and their dreams for how they would improve the world.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Union leaders scheduled the event on the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Updated 1:21 p.m. Monday: The Cleveland Heights Teachers Union scheduled a rally for today, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, to reaffirm its opposition to Senate Bill 5. The rally was going to be in the Cleveland Heights High School courtyard, but due to rain, it will now be in the auditorium. The controversial bill that reduces the rights of public workers, including teachers, firefighters and police officers, to collectively bargain and strike passed both the Ohio Senate and House. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law Thursday. Union president Tom Schmida said the event was scheduled on April 4 to commemorate King, who was speaking on behalf of sanitation workers on strike in Memphis, TN, when he was …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Students from schools in Cleveland Heights and University Heights present their winning essays, poems and posters inspired by King
When asked what she could do as an individual to further the dream of Martin Luther King Jr., Oleaser Johnson provided a specific answer. Oleaser, a ninth-grader at Cleveland Heights High, said she knows how it feels when people make assumptions about others based on their appearance while reading her essay at the Celebration of The Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 12 at the Cleveland Heights Community Center. She said people have asked her or others questions like, “'Isn’t that strange for a black person to not like rap and hip hop music?' Or, 'You're Chinese, how can you not like Chinese food?'” But instead criticizing others for their comments, she leads and teaches by example. In order to prevent herself from promoting…