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Turning “RISK” into Promise is Possible!

There’s a new charter school coming to Metro Atlanta that is focused on giving boys of color a chance. The school will be turning RISK into promise! The academy is focused on college and career preparation. AIT Prep is looking to serve families in the Cobb and Douglas County Area. One innovative thing about the school is that it will be…

Receiving a Diploma Is a Milestone No Child Should Miss

Are children excited about graduation anymore? I remember the excitement at each transition period during school. My 5th grade and 8th grade promotion ceremonies were instrumental milestones of my educational journey. These moments helped build my interest in achieving graduation from high school. Since I have returned to the classroom to teach, my goal is to create this same excitement…

Is Public Education Fulfilling Its Purpose?

In 1947, Dr.King addressed in a short essay, “The Purpose of Education!” After reading Dr. King’s short essay on education his question to me feels even more relevant now than ever. “Is education fulfilling its purpose?” Dr. King urged Americans to work harder to ensure that all children, innocent souls, have a fair and equitable opportunity to learn in order for them…

We Spend Money Everywhere but Still Won’t Invest In Public Schools

It’s true!  Americans spend money on clothes, cars and even our cats but won’t invest in public schools. A question even the millennials are asking, why aren’t we investing more in schools? More dollars are invested in prisons for Black boys than classrooms!  Black boys are more likely to attend schools with teachers who aren’t prepared to educate them. Schools with…

Stop Claiming School Turnaround and Show Us the Receipts

Keri Rodrigues is an amazing advocate. As she is working tirelessly for children and parents in Massachusetts to as far as the west coast there’s something about Georgia that has us on her mind. We have featured her latest piece below, No Additional Funding for Education. – Until You Bring Us the Receipts.  Even as we celebrate the success of Democrats on Capitol…

Incentives Don’t Produce Results, Interventions Do!

There’s a reason intervention is more than just a buzz word; catching developmental delays early on shows the greatest promise for improvement. Incentives don’t produce results, interventions do. Most educators will tell you that incentive based initiatives aren’t what they appear. In fact, The Edvocate highlights that . . . Black boys are more likely to be placed in special education…