Money for Buses

Students attending Einstein Charter are paying upwards of $90 for transportation costs to and from the school for their children to attend. They are protesting as they seek a remedy to the lack of free transportation. “I could be using that money to buy them books or stuff that they actually need, rather than for just going to school.” Read more here

Held Back in NOLA

Over the course of their educations, approximately 40% of New Orleans students have been retained at least one year.  Required retention may soon be a thing of the past. “There’s so much shame attached to it. Students constantly tell me, ‘I want to be at my right grade,’” said Jerel Bryant, Carver’s principal. “It’s a huge thing.” Read more here

How Can I Become a Parent Advocate?

By Cheryl Kirk It’s no secret, that as parents, we are our children’s biggest and best advocates. The phrase parent advocate can be a bit overwhelming for parents. We have so many things to do and places to be, it’s easy to think we can’t be PTA president or room mom, but there are so many ways to advocate for your child. My youngest son has struggled with his transition from elementary… Read More

Dreams Yet to Be Fulfilled

With the new year here, there is an opportunity to reflect on what we accomplished in 2017 and what remains to be done to advance educational equity in 2018. It is also fitting that the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday always starts off the new year. The legacy of this great leader fills us with a renewed hope and energy for what we might accomplish in the year ahead, and also provides… Read More