Tag: literacy

Grave Improvements Required to Manage Distance Learning for Black Students Struggling with Literacy

COVID-19 has done more than cause a health pandemic, economic scare and new adaptation to our social norms. It has also uncovered the unreasonable and unrealistic ideals we have for children and parents matriculating through the public education system. The educational system needs to be reformed drastically. COVID-19 has shown us that education is not exempt from racial and socioeconomic…

The Struggle of Black Boys Battling ADHD and Dyslexia in Public Schools.

There are commonalities between ADHD and Dyslexia. Students who have ADHD or dyslexia may learn to talk late, learn words slowly, have difficulty forming words, problems remembering the sequence of events, avoid reading or speaking, and have difficulty processing spoken language and directions. Since I’ve been a Special Education teacher, I’ve had quite a few black children diagnosed with either…

Fathers Incorporated Spurs Thousands of Students and Fathers for Million Fathers March

(ATLANTA) October 2, 2019 – Fathers Incorporated (FI), activated its annual Million Fathers March (MFM) back-to-school father engagement project on Friday, September 27th. The launch of the day of activities took place at M. Agnes Jones Elementary in Atlanta. The Projected Impact of Nearly 446k Students,77,000 Dads in 82 Cities and 26 States Had a Reach of over 44.6 million…

Derrien Dennis is Making School a Safe Place for Black Boys

Most K-12 Black male educators are in administration or secondary education. However, there are growing numbers of Black men who are working in elementary schools. Black boys need to see positive reflections of Black men in classrooms during their early development. A fellow Black male teacher in Georgia, Derrien Dennis, is seeking additional funding to make his classroom a safe…

Georgia Kids LevelUp To Read

Low literacy rates in Georgia have caused many children to suffer academically. Seeing the large numbers of children behind their reading grade level caused school districts in GA to think differently. Students of color in Georgia are especially behind in literacy and math data. Even further, the data also shows that Black boys had the highest numbers in students behind…