Year: 2020

The “Amy Cooper” Next Door: How Implicit Bias Works

Do you know a “Karen?” This very modern slur has been used to typify entitled, privileged behavior that results in demands or threats that go beyond the scope of what is considered appropriate. According to “slang” dictionary, a “Karen” is…

Dekalb County Schools Opts Not to Hire New Superintendent

In a surprising 4-3 vote, the Dekalb County Board of Education voted against hiring superintendent finalist, Rudy Crew during the board virtual work session. Crew an experienced leader from Miami and New York and currently as the acting president of…

How to Survive The ‘End Days’ in the Midst of a Pandemic

We are headed down the home stretch. The countdown has begun. This is the time of year when everyone thinks teachers are gleeful and full of vigor. It’s believed that the stress and rigor of the year should be slowly…

With the Risk of 275,000+ Teacher Being Laid Off, Council of Greater City Schools Urges Congress to Act

In an unprecedented move, the Council of the Greater City schools drafted asking Congress for emergency funding of $200+ billion for the upcoming school year. Without this aid, the group says that an estimated 275,000 teachers may lose their jobs….

Atlanta Public Schools Announces Plan for Graduation With Hashtag #Worththewait

In true Atlanta Public Schools fashion, senior students will go out with a bang with virtual graduation in May and later summer graduation in the summer- or later. After surveying 1,650 APS seniors across all 14 high schools, an overwhelming…

Dekalb County Schools Names Dr. Rudy Crew As Sole Finalist for Superintendent Job

Today the Dekalb County Board of Education announced Dr. Rudy Crew as the sole finalist in its search for a new superintendent. Bring to an end of a five-month search that yielded 68 applications and community input. While Dr. Crew…

Atlanta Board of Education Announces Dr. Lisa Herring as Finalist for Superintendent

At Tuesday’s board meeting the Atlanta Board of Education announced the sole finalist for Superintendent job, Dr. Lisa Herring- current Superintendent for Birmingham City Schools in Alabama. To the surprise of many, in October the Board launched a nationwide search…

The Heart of a Teacher is Consistent

Guest Writer: Melissa Kloeckner Educators have gone and done it again. Despite the short notice, FAPE law restrictions, and the varying home resources and needs of students, they have stepped up to the plate and risen to the occasion. I…

Opinion:Why Would Anyone Choose to Be a Teacher in 2020?

Guest Writer: Madison Woodward When I was a child, I used to play teacher and do lessons to my stuffed animals in my room, I even received an overhead projector for Christmas one year. But as I got older, I…

Atlanta School Board Poised to Announce Carstarphen’s Replacement

On Friday Atlanta Public Schools Board President, Jason Esteves, released a statement updating the community on the status of the search to replace Carstarphen who came to the district in 2014 after a massive cheating scandal that rocked the district….