Tag: black teachers

Dr. King Envisioned Equity for Our Children In Public Schools, What Are We Giving Them?

Jason Terrell, Executive Director of Profound Gentlemen, shared a powerful message with Black male teachers on #iAmABlackMaleEducator blog. As the organization is preparing for it’s annual conference for Black male teachers, EdLanta is sharing Jason’s view on the Beloved Community Dr. King envision and our role in building it. Imagine you awoke this morning in a community governed on the…

BOOK Challenges Us to Provide Better Educational Outcomes for Black Boys by Bringing More Black Male Teachers into Early Learning Classrooms

Johnathon Hines was previously featured in a blog I wrote for EdLanta in October. We celebrated his accomplishments for becoming the first Black male Pre kindergarten teacher awarded Teacher of Year.  So what’s next? The question I posed to Greg Clay,  one of the leaders for the Men of Book, a subgroup of the organization BOOK, Inc. BOOK is an…

While We’re Advocating, Here’s A Two Weeks Notice From Teachers!

The conversation about the Nation’s teacher shortage isn’t happening in the media like it should. However, it’s definitely happening amongst teachers! I recently had the opportunity to participate in a conversation during class with teachers across Metro Atlanta. Teachers are stressed and burnt out already. I’m finding that more veteran teachers are choosing their health over the profession and newer…

Lockers to Lockdown; Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Gwinnett SToPP in collaboration with the End Mass Incarceration Georgia Network held an amazing event this past Saturday, “From Lockers to Lockdown: Educate Students, Stop Arrests.” Ending mass incarceration starts with dismantling the school to prison pipeline. Advocacy against mass incarceration isn’t being championed by Gwinnett SToPP alone. Rev. Warnock and T.I. have joined forces to address the issue in…