#NashvilleEduStory Feat. 2016 and 7 of Its Best (whether I like the story or not)

The days that remain in 2016 are so few they can be best expressed in hours. While never really buying into the whole “new year, new you” craze, within the next 36 hours I’ll be owning it! Then there’s the whole personifying of 2016 as the grim reaper (which is the personification of death?). Yes, I agree that in 2016 too many of the Creator’s best have … Continue reading #NashvilleEduStory Feat. 2016 and 7 of Its Best (whether I like the story or not)

On Day Three of Kwanzaa We Celebrate Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility 

Or better known in the education world as COLLABORATION.  We know that working collaboratively takes you farther faster, yet we continually miss the mark by falling victim to distrust and competitiveness.  Ever heard the phrase “it takes a village?” UJIMA! Check in tomorrow for Kwanzaa day four.  Continue reading On Day Three of Kwanzaa We Celebrate Ujima – Collective Work and Responsibility 

9 Stories of Parents Demanding Better Schools in 2016 by Ikhlas Saleem

Originally Posted by Ikhlas Saleem on Education Post December 23, 2016: Okay, so I’m not a parent—yet. But every day I read so many inspiring stories of parents from around the country demanding better schools for their children. And unlike policy wonks, they’re not thinking about whether it’s a traditional public school, charter school, magnet or private school. All they want to know is: Will … Continue reading 9 Stories of Parents Demanding Better Schools in 2016 by Ikhlas Saleem

The Greatest Debate: Scholarship Vs. Self-Reliance (Kwanzaa Day 2)

Any student of African American history is certain to confront the greatest debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. Both men, born in the same era, were passionate about advancing the black man in America and cementing his place in society. The preeminent thought-leaders of their time, Washington and DuBois had very strong, yet differing, philosophies on African Americans’ path to success. Washington, born into slavery, reached prominence through … Continue reading The Greatest Debate: Scholarship Vs. Self-Reliance (Kwanzaa Day 2)

Kwanzaa 50 Years Later and Needed Now More Than Ever – Especially UMOJA (Unity – Day 1)

No matter your race or religion, Kwanzaa is a celebration all of us can and should embrace. Rooted in African culture and principles, the holiday promotes community, both locally and universally, while observing virtues of love, service, and hard work. Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration with each day representing a principle (Nguzo Saba) remembering the path behind us and recognizing the … Continue reading Kwanzaa 50 Years Later and Needed Now More Than Ever – Especially UMOJA (Unity – Day 1)