Remember the days when you'd just get a phone call announcing school was closed for snow? Well, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status.
Forty-three kids from Rolph Literacy Academy, a school for kids with dyslexia in Wichita, Kansas, rap the popular children's book. The beat and video were produced by 17-year-old Caleb Hope, who also happens to be dyslexic. (Video by Caleb Hope and the Fundamental Learning Center)
William Eckels talks about his son, Elijah, 4, who is a student at The Opportunity Project learning center in northeast Wichita. He is a single dad and a big cheerleader for the TOP program. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
A pay raise approved for Wichita teachers means a pay raise for the district’s top administrator. Superintendent Alicia Thompson will make an additional $14,520 a year, bringing her base annual salary to $254,520. Her total financial package after Friday is $297,460 a year.