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.

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…

Where Are Our Children?

“A system I’ve been in since I was 13 years old has done nothing but imprison me, strip me away from any possibilities of actually healing, sends me back into the streets only to end up back within these walls again. What type of restoration is that?” – paraphrased from Shonda Rhimes’ season 4 opening of “How to Get Away with…

Schedule Conflict

Who controls school scheduling? Many would think that with us being in the technology era, school District leaders across the state would be able to collaborate more effectively around school scheduling. Take this real life scenario for example. Mrs. Baker works in Clayton County and her husband works in Alabama. They live in Douglas County and their children go to…