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.

Equipping Women of Color to Teach and Lead the Next Generation.

Original post from EdNC As the founder of Profound Ladies, North Carolina’s newest women of color educator advocacy organization, I shared this profound vision on a recent episode of the Hummingbird Stories podcast. It is ultimately this vision that drives my work to take on one of education’s biggest crisis: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) teacher recruitment and retention.…

Saying Their Names and Calling For Us To Protect the Health & Wellness of Black Students in Schools.

2020 has left deep battle scars for public educators, students, and families that we’re still healing from in the new year. Black students across the nation have experienced grief from the loss of those in their schools, families and communities. Due to standardized testing regulations, Georgia students will have to return to school to test in person. As a special…

Georgia Public Schools Fail Black Students in the areas of Equity and Teacher Diversity.

The pandemic took down all the smoke, mirrors, and facades about how the education Black children have been receiving.  So here’s the deal. We’ve been talking about equity in public schools for Black children for far too long. The current system does not work, and we all know this.  We need a better education system. Period! Georgia teachers and students are…

Salute to Black Educational Organizations Prioritizing Teacher Diversity While Building the Next Generation of Educators

America has simply been ignoring conversations about prioritizing teacher diversity and equity for far too long. Black led educational organizations aren’t waiting for the Department of Education to get it right; they are making this a priority and taking the lead on building the next generation of educators!    Public schools continue to struggle with teacher diversity and equity for…