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Metro Atlanta Needs More Schools with Innovation

GCSA’s Incubator Program Announces $75,000 Grants for Individuals Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2018 ATLANTA, GA – If you are interested in starting a charter school in Georgia, the Georgia Charter Schools Association has a grant for you! The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce competitive grants of up to…

SW Atlanta Parents Lift Every Voice for Black Boys

We cannot stop advocating for equitable educational services for Black boys in American schools. SW Atlanta is lifting every voice for Black Boys! Parents in SW Atlanta are not pleased with the educational services their children are receiving at the historic Benjamin E. Mays H.S. Especially the impact it’s having with Black boys who are disproportionately not graduating or excelling…

Black Boys Just Get One Chance

Understanding that Black boys just get one chance at success a Black male teacher born in Africa, who has chosen to remain anonymous, shares his view on how Black boys are educated in America.  In every educational system, and I have been in at least three of them: France, Canada, Cameroon ; it is ok to study, to perform very…

Black Parents Must Be Engaged in School Turnaround

It never fails. Each school year we start strong with family engagement, only to be left asking, where are the parents? As inner-city teachers, each school year we get excited about welcoming our new families. However, it’s hard to avoid the realization that it will be the last time we see or hear from the majority of the parents. Unfortunately,…

The Silent Erasure of Black Girls in Schools

We know that Black girls in American schools have a different experience than other American girls. It’s largely based on their skin color and zip code. Studies show that Black girls are being displaced out of schools too at larger numbers than their counterparts. Although not in large numbers as Black boys, our Black girls are silently being erased from…