Pueblo Education Association launches campaign to improve schools

Pueblo Education Association launches campaign to improve schools


IN OUR SCHOOL WATCH TONIGHT — IMPROVEMENTS COULD BE COMING TO PUEBLO CITY SCHOOLS. THAT’S THE GOAL OF A NEW CAMPAIGN THE PUEBLO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION IS LAUNCHING THIS FALL. NEWS 5’S CAITI BLASE JOINS US FROM OUR PUEBLO STUDIO. SHE’S BEEN SPEAKING WITH THE ASSOCIATION AND D-60 PARENTS TODAY. CAITI? THE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED THE CAMPAIGN TODAY. INSTEAD OF ENDORSING A SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE LIKE THEY USUALLY DO… MEMBERS ARE FOCUSING ON SEVERAL ISSUES… ONES THEY BELIEVE ARE CRITICAL TO IMPROVING EDUCATION FOR PUEBLO STUDENTS. 2:37 “WHAT I’M CONCERNED AS A GRANDPARENT IS THAT I THINK THERE’S TOO MANY STUDENTS, 30 STUDENTS PER ONE TEACHER.” 2:43 CROWDED CLASSROOMS… IT’S JUST ONE OF SEVERAL CONCERNS THAT MAXINE RUSSELL HAS FOR HER GRANDSON AND OTHER STUDENTS IN DISTRICT 60. 2:47 “I THINK THAT IF THEY WOULD MINIMIZE IT TO 20 STUDENTS PER CLASS I THINK THAT THE CHILDREN WOULD BE EDUCATED BETTER.” 2:54 HAVING SMALLER CLASSES IN PUEBLO CITY SCHOOLS IS JUST ONE OF SUZANNE ETHREDGE’S GOALS… SHE’S WITH THE PUEBLO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION. 49:00 “THE MOST CRITICAL NEED IN MY VIEW IS LISTENING TO EDUCATORS. THEY ARE THE CLOSEST TO THE CHILDREN AND I BELIEVE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT COULD REALLY HELP THIS DISTRICT MOVE FORWARD.” 49:08 49:09 “I ALSO BELIEVE THAT RESOURCES IS A TRADITIONALLY BIG ISSUE FOR US IN PUEBLO CITY SCHOOLS.” 49;14 WITH A NEW CAMPAIGN…SHE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUEBLO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ARE HOPING TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE IN THESE AREAS. 54:58 “BECAUSE WE’VE HAD TO RELY ON GRANTS AND THOSE KINDS OF PROGRAMS TO FUND OUR SCHOOLS WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU END UP WITH POCKETS OF PLACES WHERE STUDENTS MIGHT HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY MORE THAN STUDENTS IN OTHER SCHOOLS WOULD HAVE IT.” 55;13 ALSO ON THE CAMPAIGN LIST…GETTING ART, MUSIC AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES IN EVERY SCHOOL. 52:20 “I THINK WE CAN DO IT, BUT I THINK IT’S GOING TO TAKE ALL OF US PULLING TOGETHER.” 5:25 AS FOR HOW THOSE GOALS ARE BEING RECEIVED… 3;09 “I THINK IT’S FANTASTIC.” ETHREDGE TELLS ME THE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE WILL LAUNCH SOON. AND IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THE ASSOCIATION WILL BE CANVASSING NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO GET OTHER

Author: Kevin Mason

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