Tag: student success

The Need for the Dream: 50 Years Later

Education is key to fulfilling Dr. King’s dream! Van Roekel   50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and there is still a need for us to fulfill his Dream in schools and communities across the Nation. Dr. King spoke of the importance education in the advanced of not only colored people, but all people. However,…

The Debate Continues: The Ongoing Feud Between the Public Schools

We can support school choice and advocate for the equality and improvement of all schools! – Charter School Parent/Public School Alumni  As legislators are looking at House Bills that will impact education in Georgia, there are many advocacy campaigns that are using negative language and messaging against traditional public schools in the name of school choice. It’s always a small group of people…

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;…

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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.”  …