Month: May 2017

School Choice protest

AP-NORC Survey: Not Enough Americans Understand the School Choice Debate.

There is a paralyzing number of opinions about the state of education in the United States. As the new administration meanders past the 100-day benchmark, a topic still at the tip of everyone’s tongue is the traditional school vs. charter school vs. private school voucher debate. A recently released poll by the Associate Press-NORC broadly revealed how Americans feel about the subject, but also…

Chance’s Bully: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

“Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours brighter!”   – Anonymous student            Imagine being a parent and receiving an email or phone call from your child’s teacher informing them of the bad behavior your child displayed in class. There are three base commonalities in parent reactions to this including, “my child doesn’t act like this…

Helping Students Excel in Math

“One should study mathematics simply because it helps to arrange one’s ideas!” – M. W. Lomonossow  Michael Cohen is a Math teacher in Atlanta who is passionate about ensuring that every student that enters his classroom experiences success. I am impressed with his leadership and passion to ensure that not only are his students engaged, but that their families are…

How Black Educations Fare in the “State of Black America” Report

In the National Urban League’s recently published “State of Black America” Report, there were many findings that show that Black Americans are experiencing more success and higher achievement in education. In their Equality Index, Education had the greatest increase, rising from 77.4% to 78.2%. The Urban League’s report states that these gains are a result of lower high school dropout rates, increased literacy…

A Teacher’s View on Successful Ways to Turn Around Student Success

“Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.” – Corey Griffith   This post features Atlanta Educator, Corey Griffith fifth grade teacher at Woodson Park Academy located on the west side of Atlanta, GA. Corey specializes in the utilization of culturally responsive strategies, which promote academic achievement and success for all students. His sole mission is to, “Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.”  …