Stop Claiming School Turnaround and Show Us the Receipts

Keri Rodrigues is an amazing advocate. As she is working tirelessly for children and parents in Massachusetts to as far as the west coast there’s something about Georgia that has us on her mind. We have featured her latest piece below, No Additional Funding for Education. – Until You Bring Us the Receipts.  Even as we celebrate the success of Democrats on Capitol…

Incentives Don’t Produce Results, Interventions Do!

There’s a reason intervention is more than just a buzz word; catching developmental delays early on shows the greatest promise for improvement. Incentives don’t produce results, interventions do. Most educators will tell you that incentive based initiatives aren’t what they appear. In fact, The Edvocate highlights that . . . Black boys are more likely to be placed in special education…

Teachers Need Less Paperwork so They Can Do More Teaching

Are teachers really overwhelmed with teaching because of unnecessary paperwork about discipline? Unfortunately it’s true! Teachers are given way too much paperwork to do regarding discipline and little support. Students suffer from this time taken from instructional support. Especially the alarming number of Black boys who are in special education classes. That’s why teachers need less paperwork so they can…

It’s Even More Challenging for Jerome’s Grandparents to Get Him Ready for College

Preparing children for college is not easy work. It’s even more challenging for Jerome’s grandparents to get him ready for college. I learned this through my family’s non-profit organization, Lillie’s Foundation, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our organization serves grandparents raising school aged children. There are hundreds of  Black boys being raised by their grandparents. In fact, many of the Black boys…