Month: March 2018

GA Charter School Wins CSP Grant

Receiving these funds is a great opportunity for our school! This will help us get the additional resources needed in order to provide a state of the art, 21st century education to our students. – Davion Lewis  On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Georgia State Board of Education voted to approve Latin College Prep Charter School an award of $675,000…

Should Social Emotional Learning Exclude Race?

Social emotional learning must address race in order to change racism!  Should social emotional learning programs exclude race? Not at all! I believe it should included. We should be teaching our students about race and race relations in school. Social emotional learning must address race in order to change racism. It must also do this in order to help black and…

Should GA Schools Move to 4 Day School Week?

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically; therefore we must think outside of the box with how we’re educating people.  Colorado is making national news with implementing a four-day school week starting the FY18-19 school year. Reports are showing that the 4 day school week will be implemented mainly in rural counties to help…

Empowering the A Team: Do Affirmations Really Work With Students?

Do Affirmations Really Work with Students?  Helping children to appropriately deal with trauma helps maintain a healthy physical, mental and emotional balance. Coping skills are life skills. That’s why I believe in affirmations. Using affirmations on a regular routine with students helps them aspire to be successful. It empowers them to deal with traumatic and challenging situations in a positive…

American Promise: Race and Education

American Promise , the documentary/film which focuses in on the journey of two Black males from middle class families attending private schools, was released in 2014. It highlights their struggles and successes. I feel that the film is informative yet challenging. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.  The young boys portrayed in a stereotypical…

Children's Crusade 1963

Should Students Walk Out?

“We will not permit students to walk out of the building during instructional hours”! – School Leaders Across the Nation #1 Students want Safe Schools  Students in schools across the Nation are planning walk outs to show their support to end violence in schools. Recent school shootings have caused an outcry from citizens for gun safety. Especially or children! They…

White – Black – Hispanic! Separate is Never Equal

“We hear a lot about Brown v. Board (rightfully so!), but you hear very little about this groundbreaking court case that promoted integration for Latino kids!” – Gordon Wright  White – Black – Hispanic! Separate is Never Equal. March 2nd marks the anniversary of the Mendez family filing suit against Orange County to allow Mexican-American students to attend school with…