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.

Our Schools Are NO Place for Hate!

Over the last couple of weeks Metro Atlanta school Districts have received messages about possible school shootings. Parents are alarmed, faculty and staff are concerned and most importantly our children are terrified. Our schools are NO place for hate. I believe that the work of preventing school shootings and threats begins with reaching our children and families. School shooting threats…

Making Math Make Sense

“You do not study mathematics because it helps you build a bridge. You study mathematics because it is the poetry of the universe.” Making Math make sense to students is what helps them to perform better. As I’m in the halls with my scholars, I ask them about their grades. They always cringe when they get to Math. I ask them “Is…

Black Panther Inspires Black Girls to Excel!

Do not let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter. – Former First Lady, Michelle Obama  Everyone is talking about girls, girls, girls!  Girls, Girls, Girls, is more than just a hit song released by rapper Jay -Z in 2001. Ever since the hit song, we’ve seemed to not be able to stop talking about girls and the importance…

Should School Attendance Zones Have Boundaries?

House Bill 788, introduced Thursday, would break the link between neighborhood and school, allowing students with the right connections to attend a school outside their neighborhood.  A recent article in the AJC discussing House Bill 788 that is co-sponsored by Rep. Valencia Stovall has sparked some really interesting conversations about school attendance zones and enrollment. Rep. Stovall does a lot of…

Parents Speak Out for Clayton County, GA Schools

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) published an article regarding Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s ongoing dispute over Clayton County sales tax revenue from jet fuel. This is a critical topic and connects to our recent post about equitable funding for schools. It’s important for all stakeholders to understand how local taxes impact local schools and…

Stop Shortchanging Students

Nearly one in five charter schools (17 percent) have to delay their school opening date by a year or more due to facilities related issues. – CSFI  GeorgiaCAN is putting equitable funding at the top of their list this year! In a recent blog post, the organization discusses their top priorities and why. Recently the organization pulled together parents, students,…