Category Archive for: Early Education

An Author’s Perspective on “What We Parents Need To Do”

By: James J. Hankins Parents, you are the Good Shepherds. Your beautiful children are your sheep. Many problems in our children’s schools stem from a lack of involvement in our children’s education. Fortunately, there are also many solutions that will ensure that our children stay on the right track. PROBLEMS: Some parents never meet their children’s teachers, attend PTO…...

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Are Children Really Benefiting From Pre-K Programs in Tennessee?

According to an article by Education News, a study released by Vanderbilt University shows children who are from low-income families benefit from pre-kindergarten programs in the state of Tennessee, but the gains of the programs quickly disappear. The study was conducted over a five-year period, which cost $6 million and looked into the benefits of Tennessee’s Voluntary…

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Rita Pierson’s TED Talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion

[brid video=”17206″ player=”3326″ title=”Rita Pierson Every kid needs a champion”] Rita Pierson has been an educator for over 40 years. When a colleague told her, “They don’t pay me to like kids,” her response was, “Kids won’t learn from people they dislike.” This sparked a call for teachers to truly engage with their students, bond with them on a…

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We Shouldn’t Stop Bedtime Stories So Soon

This article originally found at Writers Circle I love reading to my son and watching him make attempts at doing the same. At two-and-a-half years old, he is bursting with energy. Every night, or whenever he is bored, he comes to me with a book and says, “read.” I would read to him all day,…

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Get Involved: The Power of Mentoring Black Boys

Black boys need positive role models. Many of them are getting lost between the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Bad choices are being made, and the long-term consequences are often troubling. It is easy for these boys to consider dropping out of school rather than pursuing a higher education path. So, what can be…...

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Jennifer Hudson Joins the Battle for Equality in Schools for Minority Students

By Evette D. Champion Jennifer Hudson performed at the Stand for School Equality rally on October 7 at the Cadman Plaza in New York. Over 15,000 parents, students, and educators attended the campaign organized by The Families of Excellent Schools in an effort to stop separate and unequal schools all over New York. The American Idol…

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Rita’s Stories Video Series: My Mamma Said

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Rita's Stories

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Rita’s Stories[brid video=”17208″ player=”3326″ title=”Rita Pierson My Mamma Said”] Fighting, unfortunately, is a way that some students try to resolve their conflicts. Yet, fighting is often a result of unresolved tensions that, with conflict resolution techniques, can be diffused in a healthy manner. This is…

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Black Parents Team Up With Teachers to Ensure Your Child Becomes an Accomplished Reader and Writer

As your child begins to read, he/she will need a lot of practice. You and your child’s teacher/teachers are the greatest assistants when it comes to helping him/her perfect their academic skills. Team up with your child’s teacher early on to ensure that you can help him/her at home with reading and writing.   Connect With the Teacher A…...

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Parent Tips To Help Young Children Study for Tests and Quizzes

A big part of a child’s grade while in school will come from tests and quizzes, also known as formative assessments. In order for students to receive a passing grade on a test or quiz, they need to take good notes, study, and get proper rest the day before. Very seldom do teachers coach students…...

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