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We Simply Cannot Go Back to School As Usual!

Although President Trump and Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos have made it very clear that they are not concerned about disenfranchised and lower income communities returning to overcrowded schools, we must care. We simply can’t ignore the impacts of COVID-19 because the weather is getting warmer or the fact that government officials in high offices aren’t taking it seriously. We…

Georgia Schools Will Remain Closed and Educate Students Virtually. . . So What Does This Mean For Parents?

The 2019 -2020 school will definitely be one for the books. This has certainly been a rocky year for me professionally because of the death of a student, certification challenges, and closure of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am concerned for the parents of my students. Decisions are being made that impact the health and wellness of our…

My Black Students Have Learned to Be Wary of People Who Look Like Me, And That’s Not Racist

Jay Wamsted has taught math at Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta for fourteen years. His writing has been featured in various journals and magazines, including Harvard Educational Review, Mathematics Teacher, and Sojourners. He can be found online at The Southeast Review, Under the Sun, and the TEDx YouTube channel, where you can watch his 2017 talk “Eating…

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Self Care is Needed More Than Ever for Teachers!

October 16, 2019 By Marcus Harden “You cannot heal in the same environment you got sick in.” -Unknown I’m an optimist. It’s what keeps me in education all these years. In the times I’ve wavered or thought about shifting careers to become a blackjack dealer, cruise ship concierge or professional hand model, it’s been my belief in people and individuals…