I’m An “Anxious, Jealous Guardian of Democracy!” Thanks, Obama and Amen

It wasn’t the farewell address that we’ve come to expect from an American president. Sure, there was a little horn-tooting, but quickly counterbalanced by an unvarnished calling out of shortcomings.  Breaking from centuries of tradition, President Obama’s last speech to his fellow Americans was actually a sermon. Brilliantly capitalizing on the last great opportunity by producing a teachable moment and landing with a call to … Continue reading I’m An “Anxious, Jealous Guardian of Democracy!” Thanks, Obama and Amen

School Board Meeting Will Go Deep Into the Night Thanks to Parents, West Nashville Residents 

The first School Board meeting of 2017 is scheduled to end at 8pm, but with 72 people signed up to petition the Board – well, you just never know how these things will end! By the looks of it, most are signed up to speak about the highly sought after suburban high school west of Nashville to replace the current school that includes a segment … Continue reading School Board Meeting Will Go Deep Into the Night Thanks to Parents, West Nashville Residents 

Education in Tennessee is Up and Coming But That Doesn’t Help Today’s Students

Last week, Education Week released its 2017 Quality Counts national report card on education and Tennessee scores below the national average in every indicator.  The good news is that we have repaired that which was perennially broken while significantly ramping up standards and expectations. The bad news is we’re missing those that fall into the gap between what was and what will be.  According to … Continue reading Education in Tennessee is Up and Coming But That Doesn’t Help Today’s Students

‘I think that people with money think people of a certain economic status don’t care about their kids’ education’

This week’s #NashvilleEduStory is with parent Kelley Dement. Ms. Dement is an active participant in the community as well as her son’s school and has recently been appointed to the Parent’s Cabinet, a group selected to identify strategies and best practices to report out to the Mayor and Nashville Public Education Foundation. “In my opinion the people who are underrepresented are misunderstood. And I think … Continue reading ‘I think that people with money think people of a certain economic status don’t care about their kids’ education’

“A simple misunderstanding over a pencil sharpener in fifth grade could’ve landed me with a felony.”

Story originally posted on Education Post by Mike “Orie” Mosley on December 23, 2016. In 2006, I graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in St. Louis County. Up until I turned 16, and later sometimes to save on gas money, I remember taking the bus everyday from the neighborhood I grew up in called Dellwood. For the first time in my life, I interacted with … Continue reading “A simple misunderstanding over a pencil sharpener in fifth grade could’ve landed me with a felony.”

Kwanzaa Caps Weeklong Celebration With Faith (Imani – this blogger’s favorite) 

After six days of honoring the work that must be done to go farthest fastest and best, the seventh day recognizes that which one believes is responsible for the blessings bestowed upon us.  Imani, always on the first day of the year, is the perfect way to launch into the new year.  For with faith, all things are possible.  On a personal note: After my … Continue reading Kwanzaa Caps Weeklong Celebration With Faith (Imani – this blogger’s favorite)