Tag: Graduation Rates

I Am Not Here for Atlanta’s Whitewashing of Historic Black and Brown Communities and Schools

Is Atlanta whitewashing historic Black and Brown communities and schools? Many Black Atlanta natives and transplants would say yes. In the late 60’s and 70’s, Atlanta saw what is called “White Flight,” where white citizens living inside the city limits began to leave as Black and other minority groups became homeowners in the city. This lead to the development of Black built…

Raising 3 Kings! A Success Story from a Single Mother

“The greatest achievement I’ve experienced in life is raising my sons and seeing their successes!” Tonya Winters Buford      This post features Atlanta Educator and super mom, Tonya Winter’s Buford, who shares some of the successes and struggles of raising Black sons as a single mother. It’s not easy raising boys to be men as a single mother, but at…

Atlanta Superintendent on Restoring Confidence, Focusing on Kids and Selfie Sticks

Meria Joel Carstarphen became superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS) on the heels of a national cheating scandal in which 11 of 12 people in APS were convicted on charges including racketeering, with some serving time in prison. Her two years have been a true test even within the intensely political world of urban superintendencies. But she’s been making her mark and moving…