Sara's busy Friday
I'm exhausted after writing four stories yesterday, one on the Stanford 10 scores, one on the Baltimore Teachers Union's Extreme Classroom/Library Makeover contest, and two with Justin Fenton on the Black Guerrilla Family.
The test scores, as you know, are up.
The classroom makeover is well intentioned but somewhat problematic. The teacher at Southside Academy is likely slated to move to a different (smaller) classroom next school year. And the BTU still needs to raise money and solicit volunteers to complete the renovations.
As for the Black Guerrilla Family: I learned a bit more about convicted murderer Rainbow Lee Williams' role de-escalating gang conflicts at Harbor City with Partners In Progress. And we got a copy of The Black Book, a self improvement guide written by the head of BGF. Andrey Bundley and Bridget Alston-Smith, head of PIP, are among those who endorsed the book on its back cover. Both say they were only speaking about the personal improvement efforts they witnessed personally while doing outreach in prisons.