Transformative Effect of Education

faculty warr kipAmerica is a unique and ambitious experiment. In many ways, City Academy is equally unique and ambitious. Since its inception, America has offered itself as a place where people from across the globe could come and, through hard work and perseverance, realize the best that they could imagine and build a future of their own choosing. Many have heard the call of the promise of liberty and have sacrificed dearly in pursuit of seemingly impossible dreams. It is in this tradition of audacious determination that we at City Academy are inspired to fulfill our mission of transforming the lives of children, our community and, in some regards, our nation into something better than what has been historically known.

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Can reading and writing be entirely replaced by another technology?

staff fisher judyThe key word here is entirely. As an educator, we teach students that such words used in an answer are not to be valued or considered. Eliminate that answer. Reformulate the question. To devise an answer to the replacement of reading and writing with another technology, one has to consider early memories.

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What are the benefits of reading kids bedtime stories?

staff fisher judySo what do all educators tell you? Read to your kids. Then they cite the educational literature with statistics proving that by reading, your child will become a better reader, or your child will develop strong listening skills, or your child will improve their comprehension. Of course this is true.

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Why City Academy?

“Because I love teaching music and this school has an outrageous commitment to the arts.” – Al Fisher

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What kind of students do teachers like?

staff fisher judyGive me that quirky kid any day… the one who learns differently; the one who is impulsive and quick moving; who drives you crazy with outspoken unfiltered comments; the one who steps on toes, bumps into others, makes a mess of materials and papers;

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First Day of School Speech 1999

Ten years ago, I walked into volunteering at a place called the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club. At the time, I had no idea what I was getting into, and soon got caught up into Mr. Mathews’s philosophy of offering children the best opportunities possible. City Academy is the result of the success of the Mathews-Dickey educational programs. It takes Martin Mathews’ simple philosophy of offering programs for children that will be the very best. That’s what we’ve set about doing, creating the very BEST school.

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