Tag: Parents

A Note to Parents

Dear Parents, You are your child’s first teacher. Their success in school begins at home. Tell them daily they are special and that they are somebody. Let them know that reading, writing and speaking are important. As teachers, we see the urgency in this. Many people don’t see the hundreds of kids who never get a hug, hear a kind…

We Must Keep Our Black Boys Out of Harm’s Way

Black women have played an instrumental role in keeping our Black boys protected. However, we are play a role in keeping them safe in and out of school. Such dangers as gang violence and child abduction are still concerns for parents. That’s why safe routes to school is a top priority for any parent; especially parents of Black boys. As…

The Impact of School Closings on Families and Communities and What We Can Do About It

School closings are difficult for communities, families and educators. Nationwide, we have seen major cities, rural counties and towns make the decision to close schools. One challenge that seems to be consistent in this situation is that stakeholders, educators and elected leaders are not on the same page. When the decision to close schools are on the table, we have…