On Wednesday, December 7th, the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta invited community partners to a partnership cluster meeting that was hosted by the Ready By 21 Education Collaborative Network. Traditional approaches are not achieving desired outcomes for the children, youth and young adults in our community. Different approaches were explored to devise how we can work together to improve outcomes in complex areas like school readiness, childhood obesity, third grade reading proficiency, teen pregnancy prevention, high school graduation and college retention by cultivating collective impact.
Of all the issues facing Georgia, none are more critical than the high school dropout crisis, for it will impact our state for generations. When one of every three ninth graders fails to achieve a high school diploma, we are throwing away a third of our most precious resource: the skills, talents and dreams of children. Our response reveals what we truly value as a society.
Refugee Marginalization: A Critical Review Of Structural Violence and Discourse In American Public Education
Education stands to create a sense of normalcy in the lives of refugee youths who have experienced traumatic and psychologically hindering difficulties through any array of crises.
Having a child with special needs is not easy. I know, I have one. Regardless of the child’s disability, parenting a child with a disability is just harder than parenting a typical child. Throw in a significant developmental disability or a serious medical issue, and the stress and anxiety levels increase exponentially.