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.

Black Students Want Opportunities that Enhance Their Postsecondary Educational Outcomes, Not More Equity Talk!

Postsecondary success for Black students is a long time issue. Public school districts continue to recreate the same type of programs to incentive paths for post graduation for Black students that don’t render success. Realistically speaking, the programs can’t render success if Black students aren’t graduating as they should.  Preparing Black students for college or post secondary options becomes even…

Deciding to Graduate or Survive Shouldn’t Be A Challenge Black High School Students Face

Black high students are working full time during the pandemic and in school. One of our EdLanta student coalition members, Aisha Dukuly, is a hardworking high school senior in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She identifies with what many of her peers across the nation who are working during the pandemic to survive while preparing to graduate high school.  In a conversation…

Buying Black Includes Businesses Partnering with Schools in Black Communities!

If every business in Atlanta partnered with local schools in some way, we would cover each school, early learning center, after school program and day care supporting children. Tune into Family Reunion, hosted by EdLanta, Monday, November 30, 2020, 6 p.m. EST as we continue this conversation on Black communities, schools and families in Family Reunion. But it’s not this…

President Elect Biden, We Don’t Need Another Secretary of Education Who Protects the Status Quo

Atlanta parent leaders want President- Elect Biden to know that it’s time out for putting in people to the Secretary of Education position who do knowing but protect the status quo. If America is a super power, our public education system should be also. But it’s not. In fact, several of the country’s that current President Donald Trump would say…