Month: December 2017

Black Parents are to Blame

There are so many myths and studies to prove them depicting Black children as struggling, bad and coming from broken homes. School leaders, advocates, Parent Organizations, even non profits say the same line, “We cannot get parents to show up or come out!” It’s a challenge that many schools identified as “urban, Title I or inner city” have. Yet, no one…

Student Leaders Step into the Shoes of John Lewis

Student leadership was key to the Civil Rights Movement and it is key to the social justice issues today that need your voice.  You are the leaders of tomorrow! – John Lewis SGA Vice President at Latin College Prep speaks on her experience hearing Congressman John Lewis speak at our recent Student Leadership Forum. Xehara Pledger is a 6th grade…

High School Readiness Counts!

High school seniors aren’t college ready because they weren’t high school ready.  There’s a purpose for middle school, but is it being fulfilled based on student readiness for high school?  The U.S. Education Department reports that the high school graduation rate is at an all-time high at 83.2 percent. Four out of five students are successful in course completion and…

Amanda Davis, A Trendsetter in Journalism

“My true labor of love is advocating for children in the foster care system and helping find them a home!” – Amanda Davis  The City of Atlanta and citizens across the Nation mourn the sudden loss of Amanda Davis , Atlanta Channel 46 news anchor, who suffered a massive stroke on Tuesday of this week right. Earlier in the month, Davis’s…

“Math Makes Money Move!”

“It’s all about making money moves with this generation” That’s what Jamie Cavett, 6th Grade Math Teacher at Latin College Prep in East Point, Georgia is inspiring her scholars to do. Making connections to real life situations, specifically music does just that. As a Mississippi native, Jamie is a great example of how new age teachers are using best practices…

Banning Out-of-School Suspensions

In America, data over the last decade shows that Black children, especially Black boys, are suspended 2 – 3 times more than their counterparts. Black and brown children were highest amongst any other racial group as being primary targets of the school to prison pipeline. Suspension from school is a big factor in the number of black and brown children…

Get Your Life from Director of Student Life Anastacia Johnson

“Student achievement becomes stale without student engagement!”  I have the privilege of working with the Director of Student Life at Latin College Prep, Anastacia Johnson, in Metro Atlanta. She provides amazing support and resources through her department that truly helps build our vision of increasing student achievement at LCP. Attendance and engagement are needs improvement areas across the Nation regarding…