Tag: pre-k

BOOK Challenges Us to Provide Better Educational Outcomes for Black Boys by Bringing More Black Male Teachers into Early Learning Classrooms

Johnathon Hines was previously featured in a blog I wrote for EdLanta in October. We celebrated his accomplishments for becoming the first Black male Pre kindergarten teacher awarded Teacher of Year.  So what’s next? The question I posed to Greg Clay,  one of the leaders for the Men of Book, a subgroup of the organization BOOK, Inc. BOOK is an…

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…