Tag: #advocacy #familyengagement #partnership

During COVID-19 ALL Families Should Have Internet Access, Food, Water and Shelter.

Educational advocates Nekima Levy Armstrong, Tanesha Peeples, Garris Stroud, Dirk Tillotson, and Zachary Wright have started a petition to the Federal Communications Commission advocating for all families to have free internet access. The COVID -19 pandemic has placed a stronger sense of urgency from public school districts to find ways to support academic instruction as school districts are being closed…

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…

These Parents Came to Atlanta to Tell Elizabeth Warren to ‘Stand Down’, Periodt!

POSTED NOV. 22, 2019 IN SCHOOL CHOICE Gather ‘round, peeps, and let me tell y’all a true tale of hope and outrage. Once upon a time, not long ago—September of this year in Houston, Texas, to be exact—the day after an invigorating and empowering rally that gathered hundreds of parents, students and education advocates in MacGregor Park to gear up for…

A Mom’s View: My Son Loves Elizabeth Warren. She Said She Wants to Fix Schools for Kids Like Him But Her New Education Plan Ignores Us!

November is National Family Engagement and to kick of an empowering month for parents, engagement and advocacy for better educational outcomes for our children, I’m featuring the voice of a fellow advocate, activist, educator and am amazing mother, Keri Rodrigues who born in Fulton County. Metro Atlanta parents, I’m looking forward to empowering you this month.  Jason B. AllenJason has…

Black Boys Raised by a Single Mom Can Win!

As a single mother, Tonya Winters Buford successful raised three Black Kings. Although not easy, her sons attended three different grade schools in different areas. While this was not easy, it was not impossible. Black moms are making the possible happen for their Black sons to succeed. It’s not an option, it’s necessary to do whatever it takes for our…

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…