Category Archives: Legislative Hearings

Increasing Graduation Rates

The average national graduation rate has risen to 80% from 78%, which was the highest it had been since 1974!  However, the goal of this president is to have that increased to 90% by 2020.  This is a distinct challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Achievement Gap, Diversity, Emerging Minority Leadership, Grad Nation Summit, Graduation Rates, Legislative Hearings, National Family Literacy Month, PTA, School to Prison Pipeline | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Black Leaders Share Agenda with President Obama

During President Obama’s administration, many critics have accused Black Leaders of not stepping up to the plate in sharing major concerns of the black community with the president because he was a person of color. I appreciate Dr. Boyce Watkin’s … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Senate ESEA Hearing and Department of Education

I recently returned from the exciting and dynamic discourse with NBC’s Education Nation as their panelist on “Stepping Up: The Power of a Parent Advocate”. Click here to hear the discussion.  Now I’m considering to go to a Senate Hearing … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment