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Parental Engagement In Education: Defining Accountability In Student Success

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.

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Limited Education Funds Require More Partnerships

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.

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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.

Community / Special Education

The Education of a Special Needs Mom

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.

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Searching for that "Beacon of Light"

I think I speak for all teachers when I say not a single one of us enters into this profession for the money.

The Future of Faculty Professional Development
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The Future of Faculty Professional Development

The mission of the CFT is to advance educators and the teaching profession in quality and professional stature through programs and resources which promote expertise both in the science and the art of education.

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“Learning What Really Matters”

Students are teachers, and my students have taught me much through their individuality, behavior, attitudes and perceptions. I have had to learn to listen.

Community / Special Education

Special Education: What Does It Really Mean?

Special Education. We’ve all heard the term, but some of us are probably more familiar with what it means than others.