Tag: #advocacy #familyengagement #partnership

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…

Black and Brown Parents in Atlanta Say Not on Our Watch!

More and more citizens in communities that are too often overlooked are standing up! In the White House, Betsy Devos and President Trump are recommending cuts to many programs benefiting the success of Black boys in school. Not on our watch!  Black women aren’t letting Black and brown children get left behind in Atlanta anymore. Two Black mothers in Atlanta…

Atlantans for Excellent Schools Voices Support for a Shared Vision of Excellence in APS

As the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) board contemplates the future of the school system, a group of diverse leaders and organizations is coming together as Atlantans for Excellent Schools to support a plan for a public school system rooted in excellence. This plan puts into action a system that measures school quality and improvement, identifies what’s working, and outlines a…