Tag: Atlanta

Declining Numbers in Public Schools Is A Gain for Businesses But a Loss For Who?

Georgia schools experienced a significant decline in enrollment during the years of educating students during the pandemic. Parents across the state are concerned about the safety of children in public schools as well as academic learning loss.  Chris Stewart, CEO of Brightbeam, frequently tweets, “How are the children?” When looking at the declining numbers of students returning back to public…

The Need for More Black Male Teachers Proves that Relationship Building Is An Valuable Asset to School Improvement.

Parent concerns are important considering that in Georgia and in Metro Atlanta districts, Black children are disproportionately placed and served in special education programs.  Especially Black boys.  After the special education department presentation during the live streamed board meeting, concerns about the guardrails arose again from stakeholders. Special education is an area where many inequities can be found.  Some of…

Equity Must Include the Atlanta Board of Education Mandating an Annual Audit of Individualized Health Plans to Protect Students.

The EdLanta Student Coalition members have been hard at work researching and monitoring severe health conditions of students as schools have reopened for face to face learning.  Overall, at least 244 children have died of COVID-19, according to the CDC. Latino and Black children currently represent approximately 65% of these deaths, according to CDC data. This is why I support…