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Poverty, Privilege, and Academic “Othering”
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:08PM
By Yvonne Ortiz-Prince, Program Manager, AVID for Higher Education
I hail from a long line of strong women. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, my maternal grandmother grew up poor and received the equivalent of a 6th grade education. In search of greater financial opportunity, my grandparents decided to move to New York. Abuelito remained temporarily with their eldest son, so he could complete the school year. Abuelita rode on a steamship with their infant and toddler sons, speaking no English. When Abuelito and my eldest uncle arrived four months later, Abuelita had secured a job as a seamstress, as well as child care and furniture, in their modest railroad apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan... more
Vancouver AVID teacher, family, visit the president
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A Vancouver AVID teacher and her family with West Wing connections met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on April 4.
Bethany Rivard, a teacher at Fort Vancouver High School, traveled to Washington, D.C., with her husband, David Smith, and their daughters, Sage Smith, 6, and Elsa Smith, 5. They were invited to attend the president's departure meeting with Jamie Smith, his former deputy press secretary... more
What's New: East Ridge Middle School became the first AVID Demonstration School in Lake County Schools...more
What's New: Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida became the first AVID National Demonstration School in Duval County Schools...more
What's New: Southwest Middle School Achieves AVID National Demonstration Status...more
Reminder! Submit your AVID Math and Science Summer Bridge Programs application! Deadline Extended...more
What's New: Summer Institute 2014 Registration Now Open!
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