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Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Give a Damn About Your Kid’s Civil Rights

Politicians, principals, teachers, and parents have to work together to create schools that are inclusive and safe for all students, and protects their civil rights. The Department of Education is failing to make this commitment. The NY Times recently reported that an official memo released by the Department of Education’s revealed that the department is cutting back on the number of civil rights…

We Must Lift Every Voice! #AdvocacyMatters

“If you let a person talk long enough, you’ll hear their true intentions! Listen twice, speak once.” – Tupac Shakur  Over the last couple of years in Atlanta, advocacy has been demonized and labeled as a bad thing. One contributing factor to this is that some parents and community stakeholders are using advocacy to “agitate” the system for personal glorification. How…

No Where to Go! The Struggle of Muslim Students in American Schools

I’m not Muslim, but I understand how they feel. As a Black male in America, I’m often the victim of stereotypes—a public menace, criminal, thug and the countless other assumptions that are accompanied with being Black in America. The issue is, stereotypes are mostly negative and portray something or someone negatively. It’s time that we address the unfair, biases that are…

Sade Dike author of The Rubric Book

She Earned $250K In Scholarships. Now She Wants to Tell You How to Do the Same.

Sade Dike is changing the landscape of college affordability for thousands of high school students across the country by providing “The Rubric.” She knows from experience. She amassed over $250,000 in scholarships. We’ve observed similar success stories that have gone viral in recent years: Deonte Bridges, the valedictorian from Booker T. Washington High School here in Atlanta, earning over $1 million in scholarships; Ariana Alexander in Chicago…

Millennial Charter Leaders are Changing the Game!

Millennial leaders are thriving in Education around Metro Atlanta proving that the Black and Brown communities are very much connected to and involved in school choice. It’s refreshing to see young, Black educators in positions of leadership and influence helping change the course of our children’s learning. Davion Lewis is the incoming Executive Director at Latin College Prep Charter School in East Point…

Trump Dumps Family Engagement Centers

Family engagement essential ingredient for student success! – Dr. Karen Mapp  President Trump recently signed a bill which continues funding for education through September 2017. As a member of the National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement, I am very concerned about how this will effect the ability for schools across the nation to effectively engage families and communities. There…

Unfair discipline policies against Black girls

Let’s Be Honest, Schools Aren’t Safe Spaces For Black Girls

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” –Audre Lorde People’s ignorant and reckless fantasies of Black girls are dangerous. We cannot continue to spectate nor diminish the traumatic experiences Black girls are enduring in schools across the nation. Black girls being bullied by their peers and dismissed by school…