This Mother-Daughter Duo Is Inspiring Girls Through Entrepreneurship

You know the saying “train up a child?” Well, when I hear that I think of all the women in my mom’s old hair salon. When I was a kid and wanted to get my hair done, my mom would make me work for it. I used...

Thanks to the National Parents Union, I’m Fired Up and Ready to Fight for Better Schools

The racial demographics within traditional public schools in the U.S. are undoubtedly changing, and it’s two Latina parents living on opposite ends of the country who are together leading the movement for nationwide school-accountability. What’s even more impressive is that they’ve invited African American parents, parents with children who...

MINNEAPOLIS: Activists, Advocates Gather to Talk About the Crisis In Public Education

A new report by brightbeam titled "The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational Opportunity for All," highlights what will come to many as a surprising conclusion. The achievement gap between white students and their black and Latino peers are significantly higher...

These Black and Brown Parents Are Keeping the Pressure on Democratic Candidates

The Powerful Parent Network, a coalition of parents of color from across the country who advocate for self-determination and quality options in education, spent their Martin Luther King Jr. Day making their voices heard with a trip to the 2020 Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum.

When the Decade Began, I Was a High School Student. Now I Teach Them.

With the start of a new decade and all of the 10 year photo challenges going on, it is worth reflecting on what exactly has transpired over those years. In 2010 --just ten years ago--  I was a 10th grade student. 16-year-old me had dreams of who...