Tag: Atlanta

An Atlanta Educator Encourages Us to Forge Ahead in the Time of COVID-19 for Better Educational Outcomes for Our Children!

Dear Friends, As many of us continue to adjust to the impact of the pandemic, much has changed and yet many things remain the same. High school seniors across our district completed their last day of school last Friday, but not at all like they intended when the school year began. Students with plans to embark on their college careers…

School Choice Is A Viable Option for Parents

As the world faces a huge pandemic scare with the Coronavirus, schools in America have been closed until further notice. This has made me reflect on the advocacy for school choice I support. School choice is a much needed option now more than ever. Many parents and guardians are having to step back into their first role as teachers, but…

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…

Black Parents Cannot Afford to Lose Focus: Our Kids Have Suffered Enough.

Written by David Mitchell, Founder/CEO of Better Outcomes for Our Kids and partner of EdLanta.  When you’re a parent thinking about what’s best for your child, I can only imagine the fear and anger one must have when watching the conversation happening between the Atlanta Board of Education and the current superintendent. After you shed yourself of those concerns, what…