Month: November 2018

Women in Education Leadership: Boos and Cheers

Last week, we posted about the midterm elections and the historic gains for women, particularly those of color. We tempered our excitement by noting the fact that women still remain massively underrepresented in government positions of power. Today, we add to our cheers and boos with new information on the role of women in higher education and K-12 leadership. Let’s start…

A Conference in the City of Brotherly Love Delivers Critical Info on Educators of Color and Strong Family Engagement

It was a breath of fresh air—the City of Brotherly Love, Rocky Balboa, and the most recent Super Bowl. Philadelphia, PA didn’t disappoint, most crucially because I was there to join a collective of over 1000 Black male educators to discuss key issues that matter most to kids of color, particularly Black boys, at the Fellowship of Black Male Educators…

Parents of New Bedford are speaking up. We are proud to stand with them.

Wagdy Mahmoud and Souzan Ghonim, parents of three children in New Bedford, wrote an awesome op-ed on the importance of school choice for South Coast Today. Read about how Alma Del Mar Charter School helped their children dramatically improve their academic achievement in, “YOUR VIEW: Family wants others to have same access to Alma Del Mar’s quality education.” We are…

Chelmsford Teachers Deserve ANSWERS

This week we’re revisiting the union drama up in Chelmsford and their never-ending hot mess surrounding former Chelmsford Federation of Teachers President Jennifer Salmon. You’ll remember Chelmsford came to our attention last year when the American Federation of Teachers in Massachusetts launched a state-wide petition to support Jennifer Salmon, then-President of the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers. Salmon had been tossed…