Tag: Gwinnett Public Schools

Deciding to Graduate or Survive Shouldn’t Be A Challenge Black High School Students Face

Black high students are working full time during the pandemic and in school. One of our EdLanta student coalition members, Aisha Dukuly, is a hardworking high school senior in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She identifies with what many of her peers across the nation who are working during the pandemic to survive while preparing to graduate high school.  In a conversation…

Black Students Shouldn’t Have to Face Inequities in Education.

Mainstream media carries a tradition of depicting Black Americans negatively. Gwinnett County, Georgia is in the midst of a major school board election. It’s major because generations of Black and Brown children in the largest school district in Georgia will be impacted.  Recently, I asked several high school seniors in Gwinnett what’s at stake if residents don’t get out to…