Tag: Accountability

SW Atlanta Parents Lift Every Voice for Black Boys

We cannot stop advocating for equitable educational services for Black boys in American schools. SW Atlanta is lifting every voice for Black Boys! Parents in SW Atlanta are not pleased with the educational services their children are receiving at the historic Benjamin E. Mays H.S. Especially the impact it’s having with Black boys who are disproportionately not graduating or excelling…

Black Boys Just Get One Chance

Understanding that Black boys just get one chance at success a Black male teacher born in Africa, who has chosen to remain anonymous, shares his view on how Black boys are educated in America.  In every educational system, and I have been in at least three of them: France, Canada, Cameroon ; it is ok to study, to perform very…

Are Atlanta Students Ready To Compete in A Global Market?

Cameron Sublett, Associate Professor of Education at Pepperdine University and David Griffith, Senior Research and Policy Associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, are co-authors of a new report and the piece below on How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets? Original post: https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/research/how-aligned-career-and-technical-education-local-labor-markets Are Atlanta high school students ready for tomorrow’s job market? Atlanta’s job…

A Growing Voice for Change in Atlanta.

Ed Chang, Executive Director of redefinED atlanta says it’s time for Atlanta stakeholders to join together and help redefine education in Atlanta. Last month we featured Roland Martin and several groups in Atlanta, including BOOK, to help ensure that children not finding successful educational outcomes, particularly Black and Brown children, do. This work connects to the One Atlanta vision and…

Is APS at the End of the Road with Carstarphen?

The current Atlanta Public Schools superintendent, Meria Joel Carstarphen, Ed.D., was hired in 2014 by the Atlanta Board of Education. On this evening, the ABOE will determine if they are at the end of the road with Carstarphen or if they are going to extend her contract. Over the last couple of weeks, stakeholders have been weighing in on the decision.…

5 Ways We Can Build Parent Engagement in Our Schools

School districts across the nation are asking, where are the parents? I’ve been doing the work of family and community engagement for six years, and I can tell you that parents are present. They are working, they are contributing, raising and supporting their families. One thing that I remind people of is perspective. There are a large number of variables…