Month: February 2017

#MyBlackHistory Is a Shoutout to the Grandparents That Help Raise and Advocate for Kids

To commemorate Black History Month, Education Post is featuring stories from parents, students and educators that connect past to present in the continued fight for better schools for Black communities using #MyBlackHistory.   Both my maternal and paternal great grandmothers ironically have the same first names, Lillie: Lillie G. Hurst and Lillie Young. During my years as a public school…

From Playgrounds to Jail Cells: How Reading Can Help Flip the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Children need space to learn, grow and play. Our communities and schools work together to provide safe places for this to happen. Recreational activities, socialization and cultural differences all work together to build the character and personality of our children. So where do we go wrong when children’s playgrounds turn into jail cells? It begins as early as third grade…

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Essential to #MyBlackHistory

To commemorate Black History Month, Education Post is featuring stories from parents, students and educators that connect past to present in the continued fight for better schools for Black communities using #MyBlackHistory.   People have different reasons for why they choose to attend a historically Black college. For some, it’s about legacy—a grandparent, auntie, sister or father attended an HBCU…

Nashville Has Been Losing Blacks to Atlanta for Decades and It Must Stop

Maybe it’s because of cheering the tragic Falcons in Super Bowl 51. Maybe it’s because I just discovered EdLANTA—my new favorite education blog. Whatever it is, this lifelong Nashvillian has been forced to unpack my connection to and numerous networks within the city of Atlanta and think about the mass exodus to Atlanta from Nashville. That’s right, every day hundreds…

The Main Office Can Tell You a Lot About a School’s Culture. Here’s What Should Happen When a Parent Walks In.

If you have ever been into a Chick-fil-A restaurant, you know how welcomed you feel when you walk into the door. That’s the exact same feeling that children, parents and guests should have when they walk into a school. The main office is the first place that guests come to; it’s the welcome and information center. It’s where you go…