21 Ways Schools Can Ramp-Up Engagement With Parents of Color

Family engagement is both a mystery and a solution for schools and the educators who work there. Many are challenged to  develop meaningful partnerships with parents and adult caregivers of students. Even more challenging  is involving parents of color. Traditionally, schools have operated from within a white middle class framework and a similarly standardized approach […]

With An MOU with NYPD- What Are Public School Students to Understand?

  MOU: Memorandum of Understanding In the NYC Public Schools system, there is an MOU-memorandum of understanding, in place between themselves and the NYPD. Essentially, it says tat the police are welcomed on our school campus grounds in order to ensure and enforce safety. PROBLEM: The NYC public schools are largely urban with lower income […]

How Should Schools Utilize a 2Gen Approach to Teaching and Learning?

  Whether you know it or not, to teach in schools today is to assume a 2-Gen[multi-generational] approach and create a framework for student achievement and family wellness built around that approach. To meet the needs of the child, you must also be mindful of the needs of the parents and the entire family. There […]

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 […]