Tag: Atlanta Public Schools

The Resurgence of a Playspace Brings Joy to Kids After Months of Closure

School choice continues to bring hope and partnerships to Atlanta communities. The resurgence of a playspace has brought joy to kids after months of closure. Students at Resurgence Hall in Atlanta are celebrating because they have a great new place to play. For months, representatives from Resurgence Hall, Delta Air Lines and KABOOM!, the nonprofit organization focused on ending playspace…

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…

Wake Up America! Black Children In Low Income Communities Are Being Negatively Impacted by Gentrification.

In this country we turn a blind eye to a lot of the challenges Black children face. Unfortunately, many of these challenges begin in failing schools primarily located in lower income communities. In Atlanta, there are a lot of questions and conversations about the state of public education for Black children and school closures . In order for us to…

My Black Students Have Learned to Be Wary of People Who Look Like Me, And That’s Not Racist

Jay Wamsted has taught math at Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta for fourteen years. His writing has been featured in various journals and magazines, including Harvard Educational Review, Mathematics Teacher, and Sojourners. He can be found online at The Southeast Review, Under the Sun, and the TEDx YouTube channel, where you can watch his 2017 talk “Eating…

It’s Scary but True! 3 Atlanta Charter Schools Surpass Average State Graduation Rate and Guess What? We’re Not Done!

It’s not a cliche’, charter schools are constantly increasing student achievement. This post is information provided by EdLanta’s partner, the Georgia Charter School Association and Rally. Newly released 2019 high school graduation rates show that all three public charter high schools in the city of Atlanta are delivering on the promise of helping young people develop the academic skills needed…