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Georgia Teacher Named 2019 El Education School Design and GCSA Incubator Fellow

For Immediate Release June 26, 2019 NEW YORK and GEORGIA — EL Education, in collaboration with the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA), is proud to announce Kolt Bloxson as a joint fellow with the GCSA Incubator and EL Education’s 2019 School Design Program. The EL Education School Design Fellowship supports innovative and entrepreneurial educators to design, launch, and lead new…

Black Boys are Bringing Swag to the Classroom

It’s important that we commit to helping change the negative stereotypes of Black boys in schools and society. One of the stereotypes and stigmas of Black boys is that they are always sagging their pants. Although there are many benefits of having a Black male teacher, one in particular is that Black boys get to see a professional Black man…

Morehouse Graduate Gives Back

Robert Smith inspired the graduating Class of 2019 when he announced during the ceremony that he would pay off the graduates student loans. Smith’s gesture challenged the Black community to encourage the academic success of Black boys on all levels. One of the graduates, Min. Jyrekis Collins, interns at an historic church in East Atlanta, First Mt. Pleasant Church led…

Georgia Kids LevelUp To Read

Low literacy rates in Georgia have caused many children to suffer academically. Seeing the large numbers of children behind their reading grade level caused school districts in GA to think differently. Students of color in Georgia are especially behind in literacy and math data. Even further, the data also shows that Black boys had the highest numbers in students behind…