Tag: Family Engagement

Buying Black Includes Businesses Partnering with Schools in Black Communities!

If every business in Atlanta partnered with local schools in some way, we would cover each school, early learning center, after school program and day care supporting children. Tune into Family Reunion, hosted by EdLanta, Monday, November 30, 2020, 6 p.m. EST as we continue this conversation on Black communities, schools and families in Family Reunion. But it’s not this…

President Elect Biden, We Don’t Need Another Secretary of Education Who Protects the Status Quo

Atlanta parent leaders want President- Elect Biden to know that it’s time out for putting in people to the Secretary of Education position who do knowing but protect the status quo. If America is a super power, our public education system should be also. But it’s not. In fact, several of the country’s that current President Donald Trump would say…

Georgia Parents & Teachers Urge Governor Kemp to Provide Resources to Families!

Dear Governor Kemp; I’m reaching out as a long time Georgia educator with an urgent request for help.  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our children out of the classroom and many families are struggling to get essential educational support in this emergency.  Parents in our great state need help.  They need basic essentials during this pandemic. Take action here for…

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…

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…