Overwhelming Whiteness in Ed Spaces is Hurting Students

This post was originially written by Nicole Knight-Justice under the title “White Women’s Comfort is Suffocating Students,” and is being reblogged from Blackgirlmusings.com. Black Girl Musings is unapologetically designed to be a safe space for black women to celebrate their dopeness and share their frustrations. It is a place that serves as a mirror, a couch, a sounding board, a…

Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story

“We all have purpose!” – Antoinette Tuff  As an educator, it is very hard putting the words school and shooting together. It’s the common fear of every parent and educator; the realization that an actually school crisis may occur. It seems that school shootings have increased over the last decade in the United States. However, recent data shows that mass…

Let It Snow: EdLanta’s View on Should School Districts Make Up Snow Days?

If schools were closed, would children still learn?  The topic of the month has been centered on, should students make up snow days. Get Schooled of the AJC recently featured an article by Maureen Downey addressing recent school closings because of snow/ice. This past week, school districts across Metro Atlanta faced tough decisions regarding school closures due to inclement weather.…

Finding Harriett A Home – The Struggle New Charter Schools Face

“Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”-Michelle Obama The words of Michelle Obama’s quote helped inspire the creation of Harriet Tubman Charter School. Many new charter schools face challenges with getting communities and families on board with their vision. The mission of HTCS is…

Being Young, Black and Gifted

Setting the example takes the idea of being the example to another level. Too often we hear stories of how children of color don’t have enough examples of success stories outside of athletes and entertainers. However, in Metro Atlanta, there are still amazing success stories including the Honorable Devetrion Caldwell.  Mr. Caldwell is the youngest elected official of the Douglass County…

Should We Revisit Vocation in Schools?

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Should we revisit vocation in schools, yes we should! I believe that in today’s technology era, experience in vocation still matters. Vocational educational gives an opportunity for all students to find the best pathway towards future successes. There is a certain stigma around vocational…