Tag: Community Engagement

Guns in Schools = War on Children

“Finding funds to arm teachers with guns but not resources to help prepare them to build tomorrow’s leaders is ridiculous.”  Last week we heard from the voice of fifth-grade student Ashawnti Jackson from Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Latisha Blackburn, M.B.A., Communications Teacher at Thomasville Heights Elementary School share her view on guns in schools and arming…

Back to School Time Makes or Break Schools

“Back to school signals the end of summer and the beginning of school!”  Growing up, back to school time always brought back the reality that summer time fun was coming to an end. The summers feel much shorter from my childhood to now. We’re going back to school as early as July and teacher returning to work mid July. The…

CREATE Teachers Who Make Successful Schools!

As schools get ready for a busy back to school season here in Atlanta, twenty new teacher residents will be joining the classrooms of exemplary teachers across the city to co-teach lessons, learn best practices, and be mentored by some of Atlanta’s best instructors. This is all happening through CREATE. CREATE is a 3-year teacher residency program. This first began…

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…

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…

APS, Say Yes To School Choice!

On Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education will hold it’s Community Meeting at 130 Trinity Avenue and we need you there. As you may know, there are currently two new charter schools looking to open in Atlanta by fall 2019: Ethos Classical and Harriet Tubman School of Science and Technology. Both schools have submitted…