Author: Jason B. Allen

Over the last 10 years, Jason B. Allen has worked in Education servicing our students, families and communities in various positions from After School and Summer Camp Director, Teacher Assistant, Associate Teacher, ELA & Reading Teacher (elem, middle and high school), Parent Liaison and a Family Engagement Specialist. A major goal of his is to ensure that all youth have positive role models to emulate and aspire them to find greatness in their endeavors. Throughout his academic career, he has mentored many young, African American males through his national mentoring program, BMWI (Black Men with Initiative), serving as the third National President. He has also volunteered with several community organizations including PTSA, Lillie’s Foundation and the JoJo Martin Renal Disease Foundation. He has served in various Board Chair capacities, completed Board Certification through the GA Charter Schools Commission, GA Leadership Academy Economic & Leadership Development Certification. He’s also a YouCAN advocate with 50Can and a 2017 GA Forward fellow. Embedding the spirit of service, the main goal of Mr. Allen is to simply help others along his life’s journey. He’s dedicated to servicing those in need, determined to do the right thing for the right reasons and dependable; living by his word being his bond.

GA Parents Find Harriett a Home!

“Together We Can!” – President Barack Obama  I am so proud that there will be a community based public charter school opening in Atlanta, Georgia, August 2019. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to feature Kamaria Finch, founder of The Harriet Tubman School of Science and Teach in attempting to help find Harriet a home. Well,  thanks to advocacy…

First Guns, Now Corporal Punishment in GA Schools

“Schools are designed to educate, empower and enlighten children; not punish them!”  News broke last week regarding a Georgia charter that sent home a survey to parents about reinstating corporal punishment. Georgia School for Innovation and Classics has about 100 surveys returned from parents regarding their desire to implement paddling into the school program to reinforce strong discipline. This charter school…

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Devos Supports Teachers Being Armed at Schools

Teachers set the tone of their classrooms, build a warm environment, mentor and nurture students, become role models, and listen and look for signs of trouble. The most common role a teacher plays in the classroom is to teach knowledge to children. What is our country coming to? President Trump and Betsy Devos support teachers being armed at schools during school hours. This is not the way to make…

Georgia Residents Must Advocate for Better Educational Opportunities for All Children!

“It is our responsibility as tax paying citizens of Georgia to advocate for better educational opportunities for all children!”  The Georgia Charter School Association is doing the State of Georgia Charter Schools in three cities; Atlanta, Albany and Savannah. The first one kick off in Atlanta on last Monday. This meeting is for school leaders and board members of all Georgia public charter schools. This week we…

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Computers Are Taking Over the Need for Textbooks!

There are too many children that can’t read but can play games on an iPad or recite lyric to explicit songs. “There are some children that can’t even spell their names!” Many parents are concerned about the lack of rigor taking place in Georgia schools. This Georgia mom, Nicole Kimbro, speaks out on the ongoing debate surrounding computers taking over the…

Back to School Time Makes or Break Schools

“Back to school signals the end of summer and the beginning of school!”  Growing up, back to school time always brought back the reality that summer time fun was coming to an end. The summers feel much shorter from my childhood to now. We’re going back to school as early as July and teacher returning to work mid July. The…