“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) 

Best of 2016 in Nashville Education: #1 Dr. Shawn Joseph

The former Prince George’s County standout made his way down south with his trusted teammates in tow. Jumping in long before his scheduled first day, the soft-spoken director has traipsed across all 525 square miles in less than six months meeting with thousands of staffers and parents.  Impressively, in a span of less than 3 months, the director hosted two sets of meetings around the … Continue reading Best of 2016 in Nashville Education: #1 Dr. Shawn Joseph

Best of 2016 in Nashville Education: #2 Nashville School Board 

2a – Sharon Gentry, Anna Shepherd, JoAnn Brannon, Jill Speering, Elissa Kim, Tyese Hunter, Will Pinkston, Mary Pierce, Amy Frogge – The Nashville School Board that voted unanimously to hire director of schools Dr. Shawn Joseph. After a failed attempt the year prior, the embattled school board retreated and returned unified and better than prepared to hire a director. So, in May 2016 an offer … Continue reading Best of 2016 in Nashville Education: #2 Nashville School Board 

Best of 2016 Nashville Education: #3 Nashville Rise

Under the umbrella of Project Renaissance, this organization seeks to “inform, empower, and engage” Nashville parents. This past summer the parents of Nashville Rise hosted a forum for all school board candidates which ultimately turned into a social media circus. Three of the school board candidates, also sitting board members, rallied against the forum and refused to participate. Despite the spite, the parent-organized/hosted forum was … Continue reading Best of 2016 Nashville Education: #3 Nashville Rise

Best of 2016 in Nashville Education: #4 Amy Frogge, School Board Member

This woman is a force. And flanked by a force, to boot! First, I must acknowledge my personal admiration for Amy. Our relationship started out as a working one and since my leaving Metro Schools, it continues as one of mutual respect (I think). Because while our platforms on education are as different as our race and sometimes as distant as her west of Nashville … Continue reading Best of 2016 in Nashville Education: #4 Amy Frogge, School Board Member