Is APS at the End of the Road with Carstarphen?

The current Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D., was hired in 2014 by the Atlanta Board of Education. On this evening, the ABOE will determine if they are at the end of the road with Carstarphen or if they are going to extend her contract. Over the last couple of weeks, stakeholders have been weighing in on the decision.…

GA Charter School Dripping in Success

Innovation is sparked from the heart and developed in the mind.  Georgia charter schools are dripping in success! This blog features the Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy which is beating the odds and providing that innovation through charter school networks is working. Students and stakeholders of Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy are excited about the teaching and learning taking…

Don’t Fear, Educational Reform Progresses!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela, political revolutionary, freedom fighter, and former president of South Africa Our current President may not be able to continue progressive change in American politics but I believe this first year teacher can continue progressive change in the American educational system. See our current…

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.…