Black History Month spotlight – Mae Jemison

On October 17, 1956, Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama to parents, Charlie Jemison and Dorothy Jemison. Her father worked as a roofer and carpenter while her mother worked as an elementary school teacher. She is the youngest of two older siblings, Ada Jemison and Charles Jemison. At the age of three, the Jemison … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – Mae Jemison

Black History Month spotlight – John Lewis

John Lewis is a democratic U.S. representative of Georgia's 5th district, dean of the Georgia congressional delegation, former chairman of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), former "Big Six" leader (collection of leaders of various groups that organized the 1963 March on Washington), and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. In fact, he is still alive today … Continue reading Black History Month spotlight – John Lewis

How could educational vouchers affect Springfield school district?

As President Trump begins to reveal more and more of his plans for his presidency, the controversial Republican continues to turn heads, especially with his pick for educational secretary Betsy Devos. Devos, an outsider to the American school system, is also a strong supporter of school vouchers, which many believe could be crucial to the downfall … Continue reading How could educational vouchers affect Springfield school district?