Tag: literacy

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…

I Almost Quit But My Student Changed My Mind

Returning back to the classroom this year has reminded me of a teacher’s journey. Recently one of my 6th grade students wrote this narrative that changed my mind about regretting going back to teach. His story reminded me of why I came back to the classroom. I admire the bravery of one of my Black boys who recently shared a…

Black Boys Should Be In Playgrounds Not Jail Cells

Black boys deserve playgrounds not jail cells! So where do we go wrong when  playgrounds turn into jail cells? It begins as early as third grade when the school-to-prison pipeline begins for many boys of color. Third grade is the next biggest milestone after Kindergarten. It’s during this time in a child and family’s life that they learn about the…