Month: November 2017

Does Free Tuition Take the Value Away from Education?

Everyone has an opinion about if tuition for college students should be free. I believe that all public universities and colleges should be free for college students. Private schools and graduate school should not have to change fiscal requirements, but public institutions for any speciality area should be free. Of course, with hot topics like this there are also pro’s…

De’Andre Pickett Is Creating Brighter Futures for Atlanta’s Children

Our featured guest is creating brighter futures for children and families across the Metro Atlanta area. Dr. De’Andre S. Pickett is one of the leading community and educational activists in the state of GA. De’Andre’s community ties run deep within organizations that are building educational improvements and financial stability. In 2013, De’Andre was appointed as a Commissioner and Chairman of the…

Families Must Turnaround Too!

There are many reasons why families aren’t engaged but there are far more reasons why they are. We are all aware of the many issues schools have with parents and the effects of their lack of engagement within the scholars success. It’s unfortunate that we have to repair, heal and rebuild families while still having to work, live and provide…

The MAYOR teaches Civics

ABC’s the Mayor does an excellence job of showing the relationships of the Mayor’s Office and City Council. The Mayor is a family, friendly show that empowers children and citizens by reenforcing the importance of civic duty. The show can help produce great lessons around the importance of civic engagement through connecting real life situations to the government system. Understanding…

The Rights of Students With Disabilities

In my experience in public education, accountability is something that is always spoken of but rarely ever carried out by leaders. It’s not just the Trump Administration! School district leaders must be held accountable as well. They definitely are playing their role in the work to eliminate regulatory guidelines surrounding special education. However, this should not be a surprise. We…

3 Reasons Why Businesses Should Partner With Schools

Written by: Tameeka Daniels ; Founder and CEO at PartnerUp Educational Solutions, LLC  Imagine if every business partnered with its local schools in some way… This would ideally address many of our educational needs, right? The answer is Yes! In today’s educational landscape, there is an ever-increasing need for every business to partner with local schools. Matters such as society ills,…

Fall Breaks

As the autumn season brings about some of favorite times and traditions including homecoming, trick or treat, Election Day, Thanksgiving and more, it also reminds us that time fall back. Safe routes to school are a concern for all of us. We all want our children to be safe as they travel to and from school, especially when it’s darker. See…