Author: Jason B. Allen

Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.

Handle with Care, Our Grandparents are Online!

Families across the nation struggled to determine what the upcoming school year would be like; concerns about employment, changing family dynamics and simple survival amidst a pandemic remain at the forefront. Parents who have not lost jobs may now be working from home without the means to support children who must attend in-person schooling.  Though no one knew how long…

Embracing Students’ Diversity and Cultural Differences Matters

A recent survey on students’ feelings about police officers in schools highlighted that public schools struggle with embracing Black identity. Public schools were struggling to keep Black students enrolled and engaged even before the pandemic. The struggle speaks to the role public schools play in policing and profiling Black students.  Even as school buildings begin safely reopening schools, is there…