Tag: student success

Does Equity in Education Really Exist?

“Education must not simply teach work, it must teach life.+- W.E.B. DuBois  We should have equality in all our schools. Equity allows all students to be treated the same and having access to highly enriched educational resources. Education is life building, not simply passing a test and building good academic data. in 2017, we must ask ourselves what equity in education truly looks like…

Girls Will Run the World

I recently had the privilege of being the 2017 Ivy Preparatory Kirkwood Academy 8th Grade Promotional Exercise Speaker. At the request of veteran Educator, Dr. Charcia Nichols who serves as the school Principal, I began to gather words for the theme, “The World Awaits You!” Here’s my message to the scholars, parents and stakeholders as to why the world awaits our girls;…

Chance the Rapper donates one million dollars.

Lost Ones

Dear Students, We often forget days passed. When we sat in the very seats you’re in, walked down the same halls, complained about school lunch and couldn’t wait for summer break to begin. But as we’ve grown into adulthood, we look back and realize that decisions that we make are for you to have a better experience than we did.…

A Teacher’s View on Successful Ways to Turn Around Student Success

“Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.” – Corey Griffith   This post features Atlanta Educator, Corey Griffith fifth grade teacher at Woodson Park Academy located on the west side of Atlanta, GA. Corey specializes in the utilization of culturally responsive strategies, which promote academic achievement and success for all students. His sole mission is to, “Improve Lives. One Life at a Time.”  …

Extra Curricular Activities Lead Students to Success

“When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I discovered the extra curricular activities that interested to me; theatre and music.” – Morgan Freeman  Eric Stirgus recently wrote an article focusing on the effects on extra curricular programs on student performance. As a product of Atlanta Public Schools and former teacher, I know first hand the importance of…

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…