Month: March 2018

GA Charter School Wins CSP Grant

Receiving these funds is a great opportunity for our school! This will help us get the additional resources needed in order to provide a state of the art, 21st century education to our students. – Davion Lewis  On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Georgia State Board of Education voted to approve Latin College Prep Charter School an award of $675,000…

Should Social Emotional Learning Exclude Race?

Social emotional learning must address race in order to change racism!  Should social emotional learning programs exclude race? Not at all! I believe it should included. We should be teaching our students about race and race relations in school. Social emotional learning must address race in order to change racism. It must also do this in order to help black and…

Should GA Schools Move to a 4 Day School Week?

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically; therefore we must think outside of the box with how we’re educating people.  Colorado is making national news with implementing a four-day school week starting the FY18-19 school year. Reports are showing that the 4 day school week will be implemented mainly in rural counties to help…

Empowering the A Team: Do Affirmations Really Work With Students?

Do Affirmations Really Work with Students?  Helping children to appropriately deal with trauma helps maintain a healthy physical, mental and emotional balance. Coping skills are life skills. That’s why I believe in affirmations. Using affirmations on a regular routine with students helps them aspire to be successful. It empowers them to deal with traumatic and challenging situations in a positive…

Children's Crusade 1963

Should Students Walk Out?

“We will not permit students to walk out of the building during instructional hours”! – School Leaders Across the Nation #1 Students want Safe Schools  Students in schools across the Nation are planning walk outs to show their support to end violence in schools. Recent school shootings have caused an outcry from citizens for gun safety. Especially or children! They…

Pike County 1969 Seniors Graduate in 2018!

“We had no regrets … because we made the right decision!” – Mildred Favors Dixon. A Georgia high school in Pike County officially graduated the Class of 1969 this year. Talk about a hold up! In the spring of 1969, the Pike County Superintendent decided to withhold the diplomas because the students chose to exercise their constitutional right and hold…