Tag: High-Poverty Schools

GCSA Says Yes to School Choice!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 GCSA’s Incubator Program and redefinED Announce up to $75,000 for Those Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School ATLANTA, GA – If you are interested in starting a charter school, there is a new grant opportunity that could help you launch a brand new school. Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce…

American Promise: Race and Education

American Promise , the documentary/film which focuses in on the journey of two Black males from middle class families attending private schools, was released in 2014. It highlights their struggles and successes. I feel that the film is informative yet challenging. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.  The young boys portrayed in a stereotypical…

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…