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Graduate or Not!

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe Several Atlanta parents and families are racing the clock to ensure that their student walks across the stage in just a few short hours to gain their high school diploma. However, this year, some Atlanta high schools continue to drop the ball with how they engage…

Surviving the Scandal! The Voice of an Atlanta Teacher

“If ethics are poor at the top, that behavior is copied down through the organization.” —Robert Noyce  Vincent Cheeks is the host of “Conversations in Education.” Vincent has a degree in criminal justice from Florida A&M University and a degree in education from Georgia State University. He is currently a music, TV, and talk radio show host and a community activist.…

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AP-NORC Survey: Not Enough Americans Understand the School Choice Debate.

There is a paralyzing number of opinions about the state of education in the United States. As the new administration meanders past the 100-day benchmark, a topic still at the tip of everyone’s tongue is the traditional school vs. charter school vs. private school voucher debate. A recently released poll by the Associate Press-NORC broadly revealed how Americans feel about the subject, but also…

Chance’s Bully: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

“Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours brighter!”   – Anonymous student            Imagine being a parent and receiving an email or phone call from your child’s teacher informing them of the bad behavior your child displayed in class. There are three base commonalities in parent reactions to this including, “my child doesn’t act like this…

Helping Students Excel in Math

“One should study mathematics simply because it helps to arrange one’s ideas!” – M. W. Lomonossow  Michael Cohen is a Math teacher in Atlanta who is passionate about ensuring that every student that enters his classroom experiences success. I am impressed with his leadership and passion to ensure that not only are his students engaged, but that their families are…