The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Should Learn From Past Mistakes and Listen to Parents.

This op-ed was submitted by Olivia Henderson, Parent in the Perkerson Park Community in Atlanta. Parents are encouraged to reach out to GeorgiaCAN, Atlanta Thrive, BOOK Atlanta and other community parent advocacy groups to let their voices be heard.  As a parent zoned for a chronically failing school. I’m forced with a hard decision, a decision whether to send my…

Dr. King Envisioned Equity for Our Children In Public Schools, What Are We Giving Them?

Jason Terrell, Executive Director of Profound Gentlemen, shared a powerful message with Black male teachers on #iAmABlackMaleEducator blog. As the organization is preparing for it’s annual conference for Black male teachers, EdLanta is sharing Jason’s view on the Beloved Community Dr. King envision and our role in building it. Imagine you awoke this morning in a community governed on the…

There Are Just Some Things in Black History That Shouldn’t Be Repeated; But Unfortunately It’s Happening.

Over 60 years ago, Black children in Little Rock Central High made a mark in history by integrating the school. However, In 2020 Black boys in public schools from Little Rock and all across America still aren’t getting an equitable education. I am sure that having many public schools failing Black boys isn’t why brave youth in the 1960s and…

BOOK Challenges Us to Provide Better Educational Outcomes for Black Boys by Bringing More Black Male Teachers into Early Learning Classrooms

Johnathon Hines was previously featured in a blog I wrote for EdLanta in October. We celebrated his accomplishments for becoming the first Black male Pre kindergarten teacher awarded Teacher of Year.  So what’s next? The question I posed to Greg Clay,  one of the leaders for the Men of Book, a subgroup of the organization BOOK, Inc. BOOK is an…