Tag: Family Engagement

GA Power’s Increased Rates will Impact Student Learning at Home

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., community-minded organizations from across Metro Atlanta will gather for a press conference to announce their commitment to “Fight the Hike” against Georgia Power’s proposed rate and fee increases. The press conference will be held at the Georgia Public Service Commission, 244 Washington Street Southwest, Atlanta, Ga, 30334. GA Power’s Increased Rates will…

Black Boys Aren’t Exempt; Depression is Real

“When They See Us” has captured the attention of people from around the world regarding the tragic experiences of Black boys in America. The Netflix series, created by Ava Duvernay, challenges us to listen to the stories of innocent, Black boys fallen victim to an unfair criminal justice system that lacks just that; justice. Black boys aren’t safe showing up…

American Promise Opens Our Eyes to the Struggles of Black Boys

Are Black boys victims of the American promise ? Perhaps, which is why I’m advocating for middle and high schools to show American Promise this month. American Promise opens our eyes to the struggles of Black Boys The documentary highlights their struggles and successes. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.   The stereotypical and…

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…

“We are not a Marginalized Group in America,” An Open Letter from Black Boys

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We are not a marginalized group in America. We will no longer be marginalized in our schools or society. Marginalized means to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position…

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…

Back to School Time Makes or Break Schools

“Back to school signals the end of summer and the beginning of school!”  Growing up, back to school time always brought back the reality that summer time fun was coming to an end. The summers feel much shorter from my childhood to now. We’re going back to school as early as July and teacher returning to work mid July. The…