Katelyn Cody’s Goodbye

I tried to write this deadit so many times and in so many different ways, but nothing ever felt right. Maybe it’s because this goodbye just isn’t right. The abruptness at which we had to leave and the uncertainty of the future have made this goodbye incredibly difficult. So, in a manner that is only befitting of a future early childhood special education teacher, here is my goodbye to the paper and to Fordham, in the style of the children’s book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

Jumpstart for a Day

On Saturday, April 13, Fordham University’s Jumpstart Program held their annual Jumpstart for a Day Celebration.

Jumpstart is a nationwide organization that provides early literacy and social-emotional resources to preschool students in low-income districts with the aim of ensuring that every child will enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Betsy Devos hates the Special Olympics, loves Charter Schools

During a congressional budget hearing this past Tuesday, March 26th, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos defended the proposed cuts in funding to programs such as Special Olympics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. The 2020 Department of Education budget proposes a $17.6 million cut to Special Olympics. During the hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Pocan stated that this budget cut would result in 272,000 children with disabilities losing the support they receive from the organization. Thankfully, in the past Congress has blocked these proposed slashes in special education program budgets.

Solo Trailer Proves Star Wars Franchise Will Never Die

Disclaimer: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I genuinely enjoy the new movies being released by Lucasfilm and I love seeing this new, younger generation of Star Wars fans get excited the same way I did when The Clone Wars came out. I am not forcing you to like the new movies, but please do not come at me saying I am not a “true fan” just because I actually liked The Force Awakens. The new movies do not make me love the original trilogy any less.