Category Archive for: Elementary School

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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Five Strategies to Recover After Your Worst Day as a Teacher

Originally found at Edutopia You had a flat tire on the way to work. A child had a meltdown in class. You had to break up another fight during recess. The computers are down again. You received an email from an angry parent. An emergency breaks out during your lunch break. Your IEPs are overdue. Last…

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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful

There was a time when the term disabled evoked images of individuals who could not function independently. However, students with disabilities can not only be independent, but very successful as well. Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of growing up with a…...

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Did Brown vs the Board of Education Truly Help or Hurt Black Education?

We fought for it. We died for it. We did everything we could as black people to get rid of “Separate but Equal” in our school systems, from universities to K-12 classrooms. The legal significance of the famous Brown vs. the Board of Education case has shaped the landscape of education as we know it…

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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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Is Your Child’s 504 Plan Being Followed? 6 Tips to Find Out

After various meetings and consultations, your child now has a 504 plan. But is the school actually providing him the services, modifications, and accommodations he is entitled to? Here are six tips to find out. Know who is responsible for each of your child’s services. Your child’s 504 plan should not only state the specific services…

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Do You Advocate for Your Child?

Special education teacher Dr. Shanell Reid discusses why and how we must advocate for our children. While working as a bus driver, Dr. Reid started her advocacy journey by championing for her son who was struggling in school. Decades later, she continues empowering students and their parents by teaching them how to advocate for themselves. Please watch this video and…...

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