Tag: school choice

A Mom’s View: My Son Loves Elizabeth Warren. She Said She Wants to Fix Schools for Kids Like Him But Her New Education Plan Ignores Us!

November is National Family Engagement and to kick of an empowering month for parents, engagement and advocacy for better educational outcomes for our children, I’m featuring the voice of a fellow advocate, activist, educator and am amazing mother, Keri Rodrigues who born in Fulton County. Metro Atlanta parents, I’m looking forward to empowering you this month.  Jason B. AllenJason has…

Family Engagement in Schools Is An Untapped Resource for the Success of Black Boys.

There’s a popular neighborhood saying, “family over everything”, which ironically is quite the opposite of what it actually happening with modern day American families in school Districts across the Nation. Pew Research Center stated in a recent article that “Two parent families are on the decline in America!” This statement is proven by the high rates of divorce, prison entry and death…

GA Power’s Increased Rates will Impact Student Learning at Home

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., community-minded organizations from across Metro Atlanta will gather for a press conference to announce their commitment to “Fight the Hike” against Georgia Power’s proposed rate and fee increases. The press conference will be held at the Georgia Public Service Commission, 244 Washington Street Southwest, Atlanta, Ga, 30334. GA Power’s Increased Rates will…

Black Parents Must Be Engaged in School Turnaround

It never fails. Each school year we start strong with family engagement, only to be left asking, where are the parents? As inner-city teachers, each school year we get excited about welcoming our new families. However, it’s hard to avoid the realization that it will be the last time we see or hear from the majority of the parents. Unfortunately,…