Tag: Atlanta

Black Boys Propel Themselves Into Success

The City of Atlanta has a lot of people who have been working in schools and communities to empower and educate Black boys. As we celebrate the rebirth of Morris Brown College, this program which has been located on the campus for years is still doing the work of providing educational and life skills to Black boys. There may be…

Atlanta is Making History By Challenging the Status Quo

Advocacy for health education is a major concern for Atlanta residents. Recently our blog featured the impact of HIV in Atlanta communities. Many victims of this epidemic are Black boys. Atlanta is making history by challenging the status quo! Patrick Saunders and Ari Bee recently reported that State Rep. Jasmine Clark’s first order of business as a lawmaker was to…

Hell No, We Have No Choice!

Let’s be clear, if we don’t change our educational system it’s going to slowly merge itself into the prison system. So hell no, we have no choice but to advocate for school choice and better educational outcomes for all children. Our children cannot succeed if their choice is taken from them. If we don’t advocate, policy makers will continue to…

Guns in Schools = War on Children

“Finding funds to arm teachers with guns but not resources to help prepare them to build tomorrow’s leaders is ridiculous.”  Last week we heard from the voice of fifth-grade student Ashawnti Jackson from Thomasville Heights Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Latisha Blackburn, M.B.A., Communications Teacher at Thomasville Heights Elementary School share her view on guns in schools and arming…

CREATE Teachers Who Make Successful Schools!

As schools get ready for a busy back to school season here in Atlanta, twenty new teacher residents will be joining the classrooms of exemplary teachers across the city to co-teach lessons, learn best practices, and be mentored by some of Atlanta’s best instructors. This is all happening through CREATE. CREATE is a 3-year teacher residency program. This first began…

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.…