Gale Fulton Ross
Gale Fulton Ross
Gale Fulton Ross is a prolific African American visual artist living in Sarasota, Florida.
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Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco : Nation's Largest Workforce Provider Under Siege
Huffington Post - over 4 years
American schools are facing unprecedented challenges none more important than educating ever more diverse cohorts of students to greater levels of competency at a time when economies and societies are more integrated and vulnerable to global upheavals. New demographic data tell a powerful story. For the first time in U.S. history the children of Latinos and Asians account for nearly all growth in the child population. The data show that between 2000 and 2010 the number of Latino and Asian children skyrocketed by more than 5.5 million while the number of white American (non-Hispanic) babies declined by over four million. Immigrant-origin children will account for one in three children under the age of 18 by 2020. As of 2011, 23.7 percent of school-age children in the U.S. were the children of immigrants with the majority (77%) second-generation citizen children and the rest (23%) foreign-born. Approximately 10.7% of all public school students are classified as English Language ...
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Parents Choose New Charter Operator In First Ever 'Parent Trigger'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A small group of parents in Adelanto, Calif., became the first in the nation Thursday to choose a charter operator to take over their neighborhood school through the controversial "parent trigger" law. On a 50 to 3 vote, parents who voted chose LaVerne Elementary Preparatory Academy as the charter operator to take over the embattled Desert Trails Elementary School, which has been at the center of a bitter battle for the past nine months. California's Parent Empowerment Act of 2010, known as the parent trigger law, enables parents representing more than 50 percent of students to sign a petition to force major reforms on a low-performing school, from firing the principal and half the staff to a charter conversion. At Desert Trails, more than 600 students and 286 parents signed a petition last year seeking a charter conversion. Accounting for parents who had since left the school, 180 were eli ...
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The Male Rosa Parks?
Forward - over 4 years
When thinking about gender segregation, most of us think of discrimination against women, as when women are forced to go to the back of busses or denied seats if there is no room left in their section. Recently, however, Israeli man Assaf Musman found himself tossed out of a shared van shuttle taxi, called a sherut, after one stop because Haredi women did not want to sit next to a man despite the fact that there was room for him in the back. Musman, a spokesman for the religious pluralism Israel advocacy organization Hiddush, said, on the group’s website, “I still haven’t recovered from the astonishment. [The] brutal behavior of removing a person from a public transport vehicle because of his sex befits a Third World country.” The sherut drivers also object to this new de facto norm, according to Hiddush, because it forces them to drive on their routes with partially empty vans. Click here for the rest of the article...
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Sac City Unified reinstates 80 percent of sports budget
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
The Sacramento City Unified School District board has voted to reinstate approximately 80 percent of the sports budget for the coming school year. District spokesman Gabe Ross said that high school athletic directors will get together "to talk about what the structure will look like with the reductions, but the program as a whole will continue." Board members voted earlier this year to eliminate all funding for sports to help close a budget shortfall of $28 million the district says could grow to $43 million if a statewide state tax measure fails to pass in November. Each of the district comprehensive high school sports programs had been receiving $154,000 for coaching stipends, transportation and equipment. "Everyone realizes what effect eliminating sports would have on our enrollment," Ross said. Nearly two-thirds of last year's high school sports budget went toward coaching stipends. Depending on the sport and level (varsity, junior varsity), stipends rang ...
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City Room: Big Ticket | Sold for $52.5 Million
NYTimes - almost 5 years
The investor Howard Marks and his wife bought a 30-room duplex at 740 Park. The seller was Courtney Sale Ross, the widow of the Time Warner executive Steven J. Ross.
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On the Market: Billionaires Compete Over Quiet $30M Gold Coast Listings
Curbed- New York - almost 5 years
730 Park Avenue may be less famous than 740, but both are having an impressive season when it comes to sales. A few weeks after Courtney Sale Ross finally unloaded her uncombined apartments in 740 Park for $52 million, another billionaire is headed toward a contract at 730 Park. The seller, an unidentified former Goldman Sachs banker, wants something around $35 million in cash for his penthouse. And since "billionaire would-be buyers have already been sometimes crossing paths in the lobby," according to the Journal, he might get it with no more than a quiet listing. The four-bedroom apartment has five terraces, including one off a maid's room. Co-op sales closing at more than $30 million have been relatively rare since 2008, but the Journal sees the interest in the 730 and 740 Park apartments as part of a resurgence in activity for the billionaire buyer set. Ted Forstmann's property at 2 East 70th Street went into contract for a bit more than $40 million after a bidding war; Geor ...
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Northampton High grad wins St. Luke's Half Marathon
The Morning Call - Blogs - almost 5 years
A record 3,217 runners participate in 28th annual event in Allentown. Gayle Ross approached each nurse stationed at Saturday night's Expo, a banquet that precedes the St. Luke's Half Marathon. Ross offered a heartfelt thank you and a hug.
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Police collect DNA from middle-schoolers in murder investigation
LATimes - almost 5 years
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St. Joseph News - News-Press Now
Google News - almost 6 years
Teresa Gale Ross, Lathrop, Mo. Chapter: 7 (liquidation), April 19 Financials: assets, $98906; liabilities, $109157. Vicki Lavon Lehman, Maryville, Mo. Chapter: 13 (reorganization), April 19 Financials: assets, $152085; liabilities, $284037
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gale Fulton Ross
  • 2009
    Age 62
    In 2009, she was selected to paint the portrait of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.
    More Details Hide Details Fulton Ross has cited several classical artists as influences on her work, including Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Rembrandt, as well as modern day African American masters like Elizabeth Catlett, Charles Wilbert White, Beauford Delaney, and Romare Bearden. Her style incorporates both the abstract and the figurative, as reflected in her eclectic creations. She believes that artists are the humanistic conscience of a materialistic society. Her visual expressions most often depict poignant images of people, especially African American women, reflecting her philosophy that it is the depth and variety of human feelings that motivates art, and indeed that she must become a more sensitive human in order to be a better artist.
  • 2005
    Age 58
    Greenboro Cultural Center, Greenboro, NC, March 2005 “Edge”, G.R. N’Namdi Gellery, Detroit MI, June 2004 Earth N' Arts Gallery, Oakland, California 1971-1976 Rainbow Sign, Berkeley, California "Black Contributions", 1972 Black Expo, San Francisco, 1972 Oakland Museum "Child with Basket", 1971 California State Fair Competition, 1971 Print Show, M.I.X. Program San Francisco, California Museum of Art, 1973 Governor's Office, State of California, 1975 Group Second World Festival of Black and African Arts and Culture, Lagos, Nigeria1977 The Gallery, Los Angeles, California, November 1978 Museum of the National Center for Afro American Artists, Prints and Drawings, 1980 Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1984 "Dignity" Private Exhibitions for the Center of Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California, and New York City 1985 Foxworth Productions, Los Angeles California, 1985 California African Museum, Los Angeles, California, 1986 Artist in Residence Cousen Rose Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987-1989 University of Massachusetts, One Woman Retrospective, Boston Campus 1989 "Moods, Blues, Beatitudes" 1989 "Moods and Nudes" One Woman Exhibition "Soul of New York", D. Christian James Gallery Governor's Office, One Woman Show, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988-1989 Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta/France 1990 National Council of Churches Headquarters, New York City, January-February1991 One Woman Show Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles California, May–June 1991, Emerging Artist Group Show. "Nudes" Castillion Fine Art, New York City, May–June 1991, One Woman Show Zora Neal Hurston Museum, September 1994, Solo Exhibition Parrish Gallery, Washington, DC, December 1994 Forbes Gallery, New York City, 1994 Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York City, 1994, Solo Exhibition Philadelphia AA Historical and Cultural Museum, 1995 Don Roll Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, February 1995, One Woman Show African American Museum, Tampa, Florida, October 1995, One Woman Show United States Department of Health and Human Services Art Gallery, Washington, DC, 1996 Pennsylvania State University, 1996 Chuck Leviton Gallery, New York, City, 1996 Tampa City Center, Tampa Florida Francesca Anderson Gallery, Lexington, Massachusetts Sarasota Center for the Visual Arts, Sarasota, FL 1997 SoBo Fine Art, Tulsa, OK, February 1999 Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, October 1999 Shamwari Gallery, Oakland, CA 2000 Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida Installation, "My Museum" multi media interactive October 1999-2000 2000 Mural "A tribute to Artist Romare Bearden"
    More Details Hide Details Archbishop Desmond Tutu Congressman Ronald Dellums Ambassador Bradley Holmes Governor Michael Duckakis Mayor Andrew Young J. Bruce Llewellyn James Baldwin, University of Massachusetts Ambassador, Franklin Williams Jackie Robinson for Ms. Rachel Robinson Dr. Arthur Logan for Mrs. Marian Logan Byard Rustin Governor L. Douglas Wilder President R. William David, Council of Churches Bronze, Charles Hamilton Huston, North Carolina University, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Pediatrics Dept.
  • 1995
    Age 48
    Arthur Ashe for the Arthur Ashe Foundation Selected as Feature Artist, Sarasota Magazine, December 1995 Law Office of Rosen & Shapiro, Sarasota, Florida Law Office of Shaffer Zapson, New York City Premier African American Painter, Jacob Lawrence and his wife, Artist Gwen Knight San Francisco General Hospital -Permanent Collection, 1978 Forbes Gallery, Absolut Vodka Ad Campaign 100 Black Women, Boston Massachusetts.
    More Details Hide Details National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Washington DC
  • 1947
    Age 0
    Born in 1947.
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