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An Unequal Partnership: The Challenges Black Parents Face in the Education System

Rooted in Resilience: Black Parents Educational Advocacy Sitting in a chair across from my child’s principal, I am exhausted from a conversation I haven’t yet had but somehow feel like I’ve had a thousand times over. My face hurts from the broad smiles I have flashed to every staff member since I rang the bell […]

Navigating the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) serve as a comprehensive compass for evaluating the educational landscape in Texas. Released annually, these reports meticulously compile a wealth of data on academic performance and other key metrics like attendance and teachers, offering insights into each school and district across Texas. In this blog, we’ll dive into the […]

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE: LET BLACK CHILDREN PLAY

Amidst the clatter of lunch trays, the “tap,tap,tap” of pencils making beats on tables for children to rhyme to, and the sound of belly aching laughter, Ms. Tarsen stood, silently observing the bustling cafeteria scene. Ms. Tarsen smiled watching her students’ personalities come to life. Sixth-grade students exchanged stories from the weekend, compared notes about […]

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