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…

A Letter to Our Ivy Girls

This week during our Ivy Preparatory Academy Board Meeting, our Gwinnett Campus Principal, Mr.Dennis, asked for all stakeholders to take a moment to write a letter of encouragement to one of/our Ivy scholars. Affirmations are such a critical and important part of our scholars educational journey towards success.  I encourage you to send letters of encouragement to them to Principal Dennis from…

High Risks Test Stakes Kill Schools

The Georgia ESSA plan is simply something Governor Deal and Superintendent Woods won’t agree on. Gov. Deal strongly believes in high stakes testing which heavily influenced the Atlanta cheating scandals and other scandals across the State in recent years. “Deal is not alone in his fears Georgia may be moving to a less ambitious accountability system that gives schools a…

Entangled Power Struggles

Accountability and sustainability of schools lies in the hands of the educational leaders who carry out the vision. One of the key factors in the school turn around progress is a partnership. In order for any public traditional or public charter school to achieve success, the leaders must understand their roles and work within them. Of course there are various circumstances…