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How Do We Make Fresno Unified Great? Let’s Start With a Stadium at Every High School As a school psychologist
Cellphone Ban at Bullard High Sparks Brouhaha and Online Petition Bullard High School principal Armen Torigian met with students and
Superintendent Bob Nelson told GV Wire on Thursday that he was aware of the controversy over the policy but wants to give principals such as Torigian the opportunity to try out initiatives that they think will improve students’ school experience. “You don’t want to kill it before you give it a chance,” he said.
It was a remarkable, dramatic event on a night that leaders rolled out something worth celebrating: a $10 million ongoing increase in the special ed budget — mostly for more teachers, speech-language pathologists, and paraprofessionals.
Like many Fresno residents, I was deeply shocked last week by a photo portraying a student at Bullard High School in a makeshift hood resembling those of the Ku Klux Klan. How can Black students possibly feel safe at school after an incident like this?
How do we transform Fresno Unified schools so that kids can’t wait to go to school every day? How do we turn schools into humanizing and intellectually vital places that ignite a lifelong love of learning, creativity, passion, and confidence? When we build that, achievement will soar.