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We Don’t Give a [email protected] About Equity Initiatives Without Intentional Investment in Black Kids!

Closed mouths don’t get fed. That’s why fellow Chicago activist, Natasha Dunn, and I recently demanded that Chicago Public Schools adopt our Black Student Achievement Task Force to serve as a liaison between the district and our community—a thought partner and accountability arm in addressing and effectively mitigating obstacles facing our kids in schools. And guess what? After meeting with the Chief…

The Erasure of Black Students in the Digital Divide

Black Americans know all too well that social change in America doesn’t come as fast as the injustices we endure. Black teachers have always been on the frontlines for children; from Brown vs Board of Education, to teacher sit-ins and even recently through teacher protests.  Even in using our voices to speak out against the racial injustices in public education,…

Black Students Are Living through a Pandemic and Poverty

The racial disparities in this country are prevalent in the lives of Black students. Many Black students are living through this pandemic and poverty. As much as we continue to want to ignore systemic racism in 2020, we simply can’t.  Racial inequalities in our public education system impact Black students’ ability to survive outside of school. From the early 1900s…

Ethos Classical Charter School Finds Virtual Learning Success in Atlanta

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, juggling work schedules, child care, and virtual learning becomes a new reality for families, and teachers and administrators are working overtime to support distance-learning. But in Southwest Atlanta, an inspiring success story is emerging. Ethos Classical Charter School scholars are thriving in their new virtual environment.  Born from a clear need to support neighborhood educational…