HATS OFF TO BETTY BURNEY

As I was reading a bulletin on MySpace titled “Ribault’s School Grade ’06-’07 is …,” I noticed that several students noted how “nice” and “involved” School Board member...
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THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN

WJXT Editorial by John Rafferty, Aired December 8, 2006 It is time for some Thumbs Up and some Thumbs Down.Thumbs Down to the crooks who are stealing holiday decorations. Talk about modern day grinches…get a life. But Thumbs Up...
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AN INTENSIVE READING COURSE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Betty’s book is the hottest read in our classroom libraries. If These Chains Could Talk is real and relevant to the students served by the STRIVE program, an intensive reading course for high school students. The stories are thought...
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TALKING CHAINS FOR CLINICAL THERAPY

Good morning Mrs. Burney, I am Andrea Ashby, (Wilma & Alfred Austin’s daughter).  I, along with Patricia Mays, am working with the Student Option for Success Program (S.O.S.) at Raines High School.  We meet in the evenings...
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THE SOCIAL STATUS OF BLACK MEN AND WOMEN

The pipeline begins at birth. All children need to be raised in enriching, nurturing, healthful, and cognitively stimulating environments from birth in order for them to develop to their maximum potential. Investing in quality ECE...
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ADDRESSING THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

63% of all children entering juvenile detention facilities are African American. Please review the testimonial below about how my book addresses the mental health issues affecting our youth. Ms. Burney, Hello! I am a subcontracted...
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