Month: May 2017

Will More School Choice Cripple Underenrolled Atlanta Public Schools District?

For Atlanta Public Schools and Superintendent Carstarphen, the 16-17 school year was one filled with challenging decisions. At the peak of this mountainous struggle came the choice to close, consolidate, or turnaround multiple schools within APS — a decision bombarded with supporters and critics from across the district. Town hall meetings were filled with mixed emotions. Backers applauded what they believed were indications of the district making…

International Missing Children’s Day

Remembering children who have gone missing and those who have been found. – International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children  International Missing Children’s Day is acknowledged in May. In our country, the May signifies two major things in the lives of schools and families; graduation and the end of school. However, as these are times of celebration, children also become greater targets around these…

Black college graduates

Graduate or Not!

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe Several Atlanta parents and families are racing the clock to ensure that their student walks across the stage in just a few short hours to gain their high school diploma. However, this year, some Atlanta high schools continue to drop the ball with how they engage…

Surviving the Scandal! The Voice of an Atlanta Teacher

“If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.” —Robert Noyce  Vincent Cheeks is the host of “Conversations in Education.” Vincent has a degree in criminal justice from Florida A&M University and a degree in education from Georgia State University. He is currently a music, TV, and talk radio show host and a community activist.…