Tag: #Ivy #blackgirlmagic #educatinggirls #schoolchoice

The Silent Erasure of Black Girls in Schools

We know that Black girls in American schools have a different experience than other American girls. It’s largely based on their skin color and zip code. Studies show that Black girls are being displaced out of schools too at larger numbers than their counterparts. Although not in large numbers as Black boys, our Black girls are silently being erased from…

Black Girls Can Graduate in 3 Years From College Too!

A former student of mine is still breaking barriers and defeating the odds. These empowering words to Black girls in Georgia schools are written by Ashley Sheats, an Applied Linguistics senior at Georgia State University. Since attending Atlanta Public Schools and being an Alumni of Carver Early College High School, I’ve always set my own standard. Now, I am enjoying…

Sister I Have Your Back!

One of my 6th grade students inspired by Claude McKay’s, “If We Must Die”, wrote this poem, “Sister I Have Your Back!”, acknowledging the fact that girls are often overlooked in schools.   Girl, I see you! It’s hard going from class to class, feeling less than.   Constantly being overlooked because your test scores aren’t enough! You didn’t score…

Black Males Celebrate Girls At Ivy

This isn’t just a tradition, but a cultural norm at Ivy. Fathers, grandfathers and other male figures love to come and support our girls. In fact, each year the school host the Annual Father Daughter dance. Black males celebrate girls at Ivy! So there’s no coincidence that the event takes place in March. But our Black men are engaged in…

Black Male Educators Are Examples for Girls Too!

The presence of Black male educators positively impact girls too. I have the honor of serving as the Board chairman of an all girls charter school . This is my open letter to the young girls of color at Ivy Prep Academy. #TheRightChoiceForGirls Dear Ivy,  Each moment is a moment each of you become closer to achieving another level of success.…