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.

School Reform but not School Improvement

Reform gets a bad name when educational leaders experiment with educating children.  Transformation but No Improvement! Ed Johnson, Advocate for Quality in Public Education for many years has stood as a solid educational advocate for Atlanta children and families. He has consistently spoken out about the current Atlanta Public Schools District. He has written and spoken these words; Atlanta has had school choice as…

Mental Health Matters to Kids Too!

“Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” May is Mental Health Awareness Month and kids are saying, “don’t forget about us”! Mental health awareness and wellness is important for people of all ages. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, our special guest for this blog feature is Ms. Tracy Johnson. ProfessorJBA: Welcome to EdLanta Tracy!…

All in the Family! Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

“We believe that all parents should have choice in regards to the type of educational program that is being offered in their community!”  Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is a groundbreaking charter school in Atlanta. I would attribute this to the involvement of families in the development and operations of the schools. ANCS is what I call a true, community based…

Fulton Leadership Academy Says Black Boys Can for #CharterSchoolsWeek

Fulton Leadership Academy is committed to a rigorous academic environment that empowers young men in grades 6-12 to become productive civic leaders. Within the offered curriculum, there is a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and a thematic approach that integrates experiences with aviation and aeronautics. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with the Chief Academic Officer, Dr.…

Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

Teachers are the apple of our eyes! – Students  This week’s feature includes a triple threat for student success! I am featuring and saluting three educational leaders I have the honor of working along side of and supporting. Dr. Marqual Woolfolk, Principal of M. Agnes Jones Elementary School; Dr. Charcia Nichols, Principal of Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood Campus and soon…

Ethos Classical Charter Needs the Green Light from APS

Through a rigorous classical curriculum and within a structured, supportive community, Ethos Classical Charter School ensures every K-5 student is on the path to college and a life of opportunity. On this evening, stakeholders across the Metro Atlanta area and beyond will be attending the Atlanta Public Schools board meeting to advocate for Ethos Classical Charter School. Will Ethos get…

APS, Say Yes To School Choice!

On Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education will hold it’s Community Meeting at 130 Trinity Avenue and we need you there. As you may know, there are currently two new charter schools looking to open in Atlanta by fall 2019: Ethos Classical and Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology. Both schools have submitted…