Why We Can’t Afford to Normalize Sexual Violence

A 17 year old teenager, a high school senior, was out with some friends who decided to go drinking and bar hopping. They end up at a frat party at a nearby college campus. By the time they arrived at the party, they had already consumed 2 or 3 drinks-rum and coca cola-like their parents […]

Why is Black Hair A Punishable Offense at School?

After having read an article in the New York Times about an 11 year old girl being sent home because she was wearing hair extensions, I immediately became curious. This young lady happens to attend a private school in Louisiana.  One might expect or assume that this happens, most likely, in a public school. But […]

These Are The Questions Families Should Ask About School Safety

  From ChildTrends, there are some extremely poignant and specific questions that families should consider asking at their child’s school. School safety and emergency preparedness is the central topic of concern. In light of recent school shooting incidents and resulting tragedies, parents want to be reassured that their children are safe in school environments. Likewise, […]

A Parent’s Back to School To-Do List

It’s back-to school time! Each month, there are some things that parents can do to help themselves stay on top of and ensure that they are a part of the learning process, both at school and at home. Plan to fully connect with educators and begin the partnering process with schools as the valuable resource […]