Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the oldest public day school for the Deaf and hard of hearing in the United States. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, the Horace Mann School is a member of Boston Public Schools, has a long history of providing education for Deaf and hard of hearing students. Founded in 1869, Boston School for the Deaf Mutes was established by the Boston School Committee. Renamed after Horace Mann, an advocate for oralism, in 1877, HMS has since occupied many different buildings in and around Boston. At the school’s opening in November 1869, one group of HMS students attended classes in the morning in an available space on East Street while a second group of learners attended afternoon classes in a space on Somerset Street. After only two months, HMS was relocated within Pemberton Square where morning and afternoon classes were held for all students in the same location. By 1875, the number of students attending Horace Mann School had increased and a larger space was required.
As a result, the school was moved to 63 Warrenton Street. In 1890, the school was relocated again. From 1890-1929, HMS was located at 178 Newbury Street. After nearly forty years on Newbury Street, in 1929, Horace Mann School began to operate out of the Roxbury section of Boston on Kearsarge Avenue where it remained for the next forty-five years. In 1975, another building was selected to house the school. Since 1975 and for the last 42 years, Horace Mann School has been and is located at 40 Armington Street, Allston, MA. Several well-known historical figures such as Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller have been associated with Horace Mann School in its earlier years; the Horace Mann School serves students from age three to 22. Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing School website at the Wayback Machine
Beverly Hills Unified School District
The Beverly Hills Unified School District, abbreviated BHUSD, is a school district based in Beverly Hills, California. It was unified into an elementary and high school district in 1936. Serving the city of Beverly Hills, it consists of four K-8 schools and one high school - Beverly Hills High School; the current superintendent is Dr. Michael Bregy; the Los Angeles City High School District annexed the Beverly Hills elementary school district on August 18, 1921. The elementary school district unified on March 23, 1936 as it established high school operations, therefore separating it from the Los Angeles high school district. In June 2010 the BHUSD began to deny permits to allow out of district students at BHUSD schools to continue attending BHUSD, stirring local controversy; the district superintendent was Kari McVeigh, replaced upon her resignation by Dr. Jerry Gross; the current superintendent is Dr. Michael Bregy; the BHUSD Board of Education consists of five members elected by the residents of Beverly Hills.
Howard Goldstein, Lisa Korbatov, Mel Spitz, Isabel Hacker, Noah Margo are the current members of the school board. On December 11, 2018, Korbatov and Goldstein will retire from the Board and Rachelle Marcus and Tristen Walker-Shuman will assume their seats; the student board member for 2018-19 is Sean Toobi. Meetings are held bimonthly. Meetings are streamed live by KBEV on KBRV6.com. The reputation of Beverly Hills Unified was one of the factors that attracted large numbers of Iranian Jews to the Beverly Hills area beginning in the 1970s. By 1990 about 20% of the students of the BHUSD were Iranian, prompting the district to hire a counselor for Iranians and to write announcements in Persian; the Iranian Education Foundation donated money to the district. In the BHUSD Nowruz is a school holiday; the District supports one high school. Beverly Vista School serves students in preschool through eighth grade in Beverly Hills. Established in 1924, the school enrolls 732 students in the 200 block of South Elm Drive.
A new building B was dedicated on October 3, 2007. The Principal is Christian Fuhrer and the Vice Principal is Alyssa Para. Most Beverly Vista students continue on to Beverly Hills High School upon graduation. Beverly Vista School was awarded the California Distinguished School Award in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2004. Beverly Vista School received the No Child Left Behind - National Blue Ribbon Award in 2005. Beverly Vista's B building includes a bell tower, an auditorium with a balcony, classrooms for band, choir and preschool. El Rodeo School serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Beverly Hills. Established in 1927, the school enrolls 743 students in its campus at 605 Whittier Drive; the Principal is Kevin Allen and the Vice Principal is Kevin Painter. Most El Rodeo students continue on to Beverly Hills High School. Kevin Painter was a fifth grade teacher at Beverly Vista School before becoming Vice Principal. Hawthorne School serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Beverly Hills.
Established in 1914, the school enrolls 600 pupils and occupies most of the 600 block of North Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills. It is the oldest elementary school in BHUSD. Among its alumni are Jack Abramoff and Monica Lewinsky. Most Hawthorne students continue on to Beverly Hills High School. In 2014, Hawthorne received the California Distinguished School Award. Additionally, it was awarded with the National Schools to Watch Award in 2015. Hawthorne had the highest Academic Performance Index score in the district for the 2007-2008 year, based on the California STAR tests. Horace Mann School serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Beverly Hills. Established in 1929, the school enrolls 723 students in its campus at 8701 Charleville Blvd; the Principal is Dana Findley and the Vice Principal is David Foldvary. On April 14, 2010, the School Board voted Steve Kessler, a middle school math and P. E. teacher as the new principal of Horace Mann. He took over as Principal on Thursday, July 1, 2010, in time for the 2010–2011 school year, the previous principal, Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard, left to take on a higher position within BHUSD.
Kessler was the first principal without a doctorate since 1972. Principal Steve Kessler was named the superintendent of BHUSD effective June 1, 2015, a new principal for Horace Mann School, Francisco "Harvey" Oaxaca, was selected. Oaxaca served one year, electing to take on a new position in Florida and was replaced by former Vice Principal Dana Findley ahead of the 2016–17 school year. Findley served one year, but returned to teaching at the high school. On March 18, 1929, construction began on a 30-room Spanish style school building. In July, the school was named Horace Mann School, 307 students and 11 teachers entered its doors in Kindergarten through sixth grade on December 9, 1929; the school was dedicated on March 21, 1930. The first seventh grade students began attending in February 1930, the first eighth graders arrived in the fall of 1930; the first graduating class of 30 students was in June 1930. In 1932 and 1933, the school was expanded, closing off most of Arnaz Drive for playground space and to ensure safe passage for the students between the buildings.
In 1962-63, the music and industrial arts wing were remodeled. In 1966, the auditorium was reconstructed, in 1968, the school's tower building was opened. A faculty parking structure, with middle school classrooms above, was built in 1975. Additional property on Robertson Boulevard was acquired in the 1980s. Horace Mann has had ten principals. Thomas Mock David
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Gary is a city in Lake County, United States, 25 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois. Gary borders southern Lake Michigan. Gary was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation; the city is known for its large steel mills, as the birthplace of the Jackson 5 music group. The population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana, it was a prosperous city from the 1920s through the mid-1960s due to its booming steel industry, but overseas competition and restructuring of the steel industry resulted in a decline and a severe loss of jobs. Since the late 1960s, Gary has suffered drastic population loss, falling by 55 percent from its peak of 178,320 in 1960; the city faces the difficulties of many Rust Belt cities, including unemployment, decaying infrastructure, low literacy and educational attainment levels. It is estimated that nearly one-third of all houses in the city are abandoned. Gary, was founded in 1906 by the United States Steel Corporation as the home for its new plant, Gary Works.
The city was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. Gary was the site of civil unrest in the steel strike of 1919. On October 4, 1919, a riot broke out on Broadway, the main north-south street through downtown Gary, between striking steel workers and strike breakers brought in from outside. Three days Indiana governor James P. Goodrich declared martial law. Shortly thereafter, over 4,000 federal troops under the command of Major General Leonard Wood arrived to restore order; the jobs offered by the steel industry provided Gary with rapid growth and a diverse population within the first 26 years of its founding. According to the 1920 United States Census, 29.7% of Gary's population at the time was classified as foreign-born from eastern European countries, with another 30.8% classified as native-born with at least one foreign-born parent. By the 1930 United States Census, the first census in which Gary's population exceeded 100,000, the city was the fifth largest in Indiana and comparable in size to South Bend, Fort Wayne, Evansville.
At that time, 19.3% of the population was classified as foreign-born, with another 25.9% as native-born with at least one foreign-born parent. In addition to white internal migrants, Gary had attracted numerous African-American migrants from the South in the Great Migration, 17.8% of the population was classified as black. 3.5% was classified as Mexican. Gary's fortunes have fallen with those of the steel industry; the growth of the steel industry brought prosperity to the community. Broadway was known as a commercial center for the region. Department stores and architecturally significant movie houses were built in the downtown area and the Glen Park neighborhood. In the 1960s, like many other American urban centers reliant on one particular industry, Gary entered a spiral of decline. Gary's decline was brought on by the growing overseas competitiveness in the steel industry, which had caused U. S. Steel to lay off many workers from the Gary area; the U. S. Steel Gary Works employed over 30,000 in 1970, declined to just 6,000 by 1990, further declined to 5,100 in August 2015.
Attempts to shore up the city's economy with major construction projects, such as a Holiday Inn hotel and the Genesis Convention Center, failed to reverse the decline. Rapid racial change occurred in Gary during the late 20th century; these population changes resulted in political change which reflected the racial demographics of Gary: the non-white share of the city's population increased from 21% in 1930, 39% in 1960, to 53% in 1970. Non-whites were restricted to live in the Midtown section just south of downtown. Gary had one of the nation's first African-American mayors, Richard G. Hatcher, hosted the ground-breaking 1972 National Black Political Convention. Since the 1930s, Gary had developed a reputation as a tough city due to rampant political corruption, racial violence & segregation, labor unrest, industrial pollution. In the 1960s through the 1980s, surrounding suburban localities such as Merrillville, Crown Point and Valparaiso experienced rapid growth, including new homes and shopping districts.
Owing to white flight, economic distress, a perception of skyrocketing crime, many middle-class and affluent residents moved to other cities in the metro area. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Gary had the highest percentage of African-Americans of U. S. cities with a population of 100,000 or more, 84%. This no longer applies to Gary since the population of the city has now fallen well below 100,000 residents; as of 2013, the Gary Department of Redevelopment has estimated that one-third of all homes in the city are unoccupied and/or abandoned. U. S. Steel continues to be a major steel producer, but with only a fraction of its former level of employment. While Gary has failed to reestablish a manufacturing base since its population peak, two casinos opened along the Gary lakeshore in the 1990s, although this has been aggravated by the state closing of Cline Avenue, an important access to the area. Today, Gary faces the difficulties of a Rust Belt city, including unemployment, decaying infrastructure, low literacy and educational attainment levels.
Gary has closed several of its schools within the last ten years. While some of the school buildings have been reused, most remain unused since their closing; as of 2014, Gary is consid
Horace Mann School
Horace Mann School is an independent college preparatory school in the Bronx, founded in 1887. Horace Mann is a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League, educating students from the New York metropolitan area from nursery school to the twelfth grade; the Upper and Lower Divisions are located in Riverdale, a neighborhood of the Bronx, while the Nursery School is located in Manhattan. The John Dorr Nature Laboratory, a 275 acres campus in Washington Depot, serves as the school's outdoor and community education center. Tuition for the 2014–15 school year was $43,300 from nursery through twelfth grade, making it the second most expensive private school in New York City. Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve is $51,000. Niche, a website where students review their own schools, places Horace Mann at #4 in its list of 2018 Best Private High Schools in New York. Horace Mann's motto is Magna est veritas et prævalet, a Latin phrase meaning "Great is the truth, it prevails".
The phrase comes from the King James version of the Old Testament, whose contemporary translation is "Magna est veritas et prævalebit," or will prevail. The school was founded in 1887 by Nicholas Murray Butler as a co-educational experimental and developmental unit of Teachers College at Columbia University, its first location was 9 University Place in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The school moved in 1901 to 120th Street in Morningside Heights. Horace Mann became independent of the Columbia University and Teachers College in 1940; the Teachers College therefore created the Lincoln School, located on 110th Street, across the street from Central Park, to continue its experiments in teaching. The school split into separate all-male and all-female schools and in 1914, the Boys' School moved to 246th Street in Riverdale and during the 1940s it severed formal ties with Columbia University and became Horace Mann School; the Horace Mann School for Girls remained at Teachers College, merged with the Lincoln School in 1940, closed in 1946.
The New York School for Nursery Years became the Horace Mann School for Nursery Years in 1968, was co-ed. In 1972, Horace Mann merged with the Barnard School for Boys, next door in Riverdale, to form the Horace Mann-Barnard Lower School for kindergarten through grade six, located on the former Barnard School campus. At that point, only the lower school was mixed. In 1975, the Horace Mann School returned to its roots as a co-educational learning environment and began admitting girls to the Upper School; the Class of 1976 is Horace Mann School's last all-male class. In 1999, the sixth grade moved from the Horace Mann-Barnard campus to the main 246th Street campus and formed a distinct Middle Division along with the seventh and eighth grades; the school is a private "nonprofit organization under the Education Law of New York State and holds a charter from the New York State Board of Regents a 501 3 organization authorized by the Internal Revenue Service". There are four divisions of Horace Mann, all co-educational: a Nursery Division located on 90th Street in Manhattan, a Lower Division on the Horace Mann campus on Tibbett Avenue in Riverdale, a Middle Division on the 246th Street campus in Riverdale, an Upper Division on the 246th Street campus.
There is the John Dorr Nature Laboratory, located on 275 acres of land in Washington Depot, used for extended field trips for classes of students starting in second grade and an orientation program for new students entering the Middle or Upper Divisions. The Dorr facility was renovated and is LEED-certified by the U. S. Green Building Council. Current tuition for students in the Lower Division through the Upper Division is $40,000 a year. Financial aid at the school is based on need. For the 2012–2013 academic year, 16.4% of the students received more than $8.3 million in aid. Each division of the school has its own Division Head; the Middle and Upper Divisions have separate student government bodies. The entire school is overseen by a Head of School; the ninth and current Head is Thomas M. Kelly, who served as Superintendent of Schools in Valhalla, New York; the current Horace Mann Nursery Division Head is Marcia Levy, who replaced Patricia Zuroski when she was appointed to the position of Director of Diversity Initiatives.
The current Lower Division Head is Dina Neuwirth, replacing Wendy Steinthal, who departed in June 2016. The current Middle Division Head is Thomas M. Kelly, replacing Robin Ann Ingram who departed in 2018; the current Upper Division head is Dr. Jessica Levenstein, who replaced Dr. David Schiller in 2016. Glenn Sherratt is the current Director of the John Dorr Nature Laboratory; the school offers twenty Advanced Placement courses, twenty-six Honors courses, six foreign languages. Its 260 faculty members hold 27 doctoral degrees, it is, removing APs for the 2018 - 2019 school year because the school feels that their own courses are more challenging than ones offered by AP. Students in the Upper Division are required to study English, world history, United States history, chemistry, or physics or both, geometry and trigonometry, meet various requirements in the arts, computer science and counseling, physical education. Students must go beyond these basic requirements in at least some, if not subjects.
They are required to take at least through the levels-three courses of either Chinese, Italian, J