Public education must prioritize effective co teaching models if we truly want to improve outcomes of Black students.
Tag: special education
A Veteran Educator Is Working to Improve Atlanta’s School Board for Student Success
EdLanta Director, Jason B. Allen is running for Atlanta Board of Education, Seat 9, At Large
Protecting Black and Brown Exceptional Learners Is a Civil Right!
As a special education teacher, I saw first hand how services needed for exceptional learners weren’t provided in COVID-19 and digital learning.
Mental Health Support for Black Students Becomes Critical in the New Normal!
Teachers across Georgia are now delivering education in ways they’ve never been trained for or prepared to do as a sole means of educating Black students. Not only is there a huge equity issue widening the digital divide, but there is also a lack of culturally inclusive curriculum in our public schools. Coupled with the stress of creating virtual lessons,…
It’s Prom Season But Not Everyone is Sad about Cancellations!
Social distancing has shown us that not all scholars are as included in their school culture as we think. As more traditional public schools are leaning on virtual learning, socialization can’t take a back seat. Students are naturally creating platforms for socialization. Socialization and student activities are essential aspects of the educational journey. Many of us are missing the opportunities…
The Struggle of Black Boys Battling ADHD and Dyslexia in Public Schools.
There are commonalities between ADHD and Dyslexia. Students who have ADHD or dyslexia may learn to talk late, learn words slowly, have difficulty forming words, problems remembering the sequence of events, avoid reading or speaking, and have difficulty processing spoken language and directions. Since I’ve been a Special Education teacher, I’ve had quite a few black children diagnosed with either…
Black Children With Disabilities Are Being Shamed In Public Schools!
Being “different” has never been acceptable to conservative Americans. The perceptions and ideals we have in our society don’t make it easier for those who have physical and learning disabilities. Teachers make their experiences even more challenging, and it begins at school. Let’s try looking at the experience of Black children who have special needs differently. They, too, are overlooked…