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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,…

Atlantans for Excellent Schools Voices Support for a Shared Vision of Excellence in APS

As the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) board contemplates the future of the school system, a group of diverse leaders and organizations is coming together as Atlantans for Excellent Schools to support a plan for a public school system rooted in excellence. This plan puts into action a system that measures school quality and improvement, identifies what’s working, and outlines a…

Receiving a Diploma Is a Milestone No Child Should Miss

Are children excited about graduation anymore? I remember the excitement at each transition period during school. My 5th grade and 8th grade promotion ceremonies were instrumental milestones of my educational journey. These moments helped build my interest in achieving graduation from high school. Since I have returned to the classroom to teach, my goal is to create this same excitement…