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Roland Martin Bio

2023-05-08T13:19:54-05:00

Get To Know Our 2023 Parent Symposium Keynote Speaker Over the course of a journalistic career that has seen him interview multiple U.S. presidents to the top athletes and entertainers in Hollywood, Roland S. Martin is a journalist who has always maintained a clear sense of his calling in this world. Many have bestowed upon him the moniker, “The Voice Of Black America.”  Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. [...]

Roland Martin Bio2023-05-08T13:19:54-05:00

Wetumpka Chat & Chew

2023-04-24T13:13:54-05:00

On Monday, April 17th 2023, our Founder, Neonta Williams hosted a small intimate Chat & Chew with parents, retired educator and current educators to discuss the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of BA4E. The attendees were quite interactive and shared personal experiences of why education is important them. Additionally, attendees shared how connected they felt to the core values of this organization.   "Thank you for coming! I will connect and keep up with the organization and further share the knowledge that I gain from you"

Wetumpka Chat & Chew2023-04-24T13:13:54-05:00

Closing the Achievement Gap

2023-03-13T21:52:12-05:00

In Alabama, like in many states across the United States, there is a significant achievement gap in education. This gap is particularly pronounced when it comes to race, with Black and Hispanic students lagging behind their white peers in academic performance and graduation rates. One of the main factors driving this achievement gap is the unequal distribution of resources between schools in different neighborhoods. Schools in low-income neighborhoods often have less funding, fewer experienced teachers, and fewer resources to support student learning. This makes it more difficult for students in these schools to succeed academically. Another factor is the history of [...]

Closing the Achievement Gap2023-03-13T21:52:12-05:00

Fairfield Clergy Luncheon

2023-04-24T12:40:00-05:00

Christa Andrews with Black Alabamians for Education held a Clergy luncheon in Fairfield, AL discussing a potential charter school in the area. Christa gave the pastors information about the Charter School Law in Alabama. The pastors were in agreement that many children need something different to get them off the current trajectory of crime and that parents need more information to help advocate for their children.  The pastors were able to ask her questions and get direct answers. The pastors overwhelmingly felt that the session was informative and that their knowledge of charter schools was increased.

Fairfield Clergy Luncheon2023-04-24T12:40:00-05:00

Lakeshia Wheeler

2022-11-18T20:26:02-06:00

Favorite Quote: Fear is the mind killer. Let it pass through you. Lakeshia Wheeler is a freelance graphic design and owner of Keekee360 Design a graphic design firm located in Huntsville, Al that serves clients all over the world. Lakeshia helps entrepreneurs bring their dreams to reality. Lakeshia is a fifteen year veteran of using print and web technologies to build relationships for business, organizations and individuals. She speaks, blogs, writes articles and make media of all kinds at keekee360design.com. Ms. Wheeler is creative. She is art. Lakeshia aka Keekee formally studied art in Huntsville, Alabama were she received a B.S. degree [...]

Lakeshia Wheeler2022-11-18T20:26:02-06:00

LaShundra D. Richmond

2022-11-18T20:36:05-06:00

As a transformational Educational Leader, LaShundra is a highly-motivated and purposely driven Practitioner with a passionate commitment to student development and the learning experience; skilled in the design of challenging, enriching and innovative activities that address the diverse interests and needs of students; possess outstanding communication skills; presenting information in various facets, collaborating with team members and establishing productive & efficient relationships with students, parents, and all other stakeholders. LaShundra, also known as the Destiny Coach, is the proud Founder & Senior Strategist of the Destiny House, a non-profit organization that connects the school, business and community sectors to provide practical [...]

LaShundra D. Richmond2022-11-18T20:36:05-06:00

Ashlee Taylor

2022-11-18T20:30:29-06:00

Ashlee Taylor is a licensed attorney and entrepreneur who holds a Bachelor's in Business Management and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. Ashlee Taylor is a fervent advocate for high quality education options, and the economic advancement of the Black Community. Known amongst her colleagues as a visionary, she takes great pride in doing meaningful work to make an impact for the betterment of our youth and the community as a whole. 

Ashlee Taylor2022-11-18T20:30:29-06:00

Alabama School Choice Roadmap

2022-09-09T18:45:58-05:00

Alabama School Choice Roadmap By: National School Choice Week Team Choosing a school? You’ve got options.  Choosing where your child goes to school is one of the biggest decisions you face. While it may feel intimidating to navigate your school options in Alabama and make a choice, you can do it! And remember, every child is unique. So, the “best” school for your child may look different than the “best” school for your neighbor’s child. A good starting point for choosing a school is knowing your options. That’s why this post will break down the six main learning environments available in [...]

Alabama School Choice Roadmap2022-09-09T18:45:58-05:00

LGBTQ+ affirming charter school in Alabama survives one year

2022-06-22T17:24:33-05:00

by Tanesha Peeples June 10, 2022 Magic City Acceptance Academy, located in Homewood, Alabama, is the country’s first LGBTQ+ affirming charter school. The academy first opened its doors in 2021 with a mission to facilitate a community in which all learners are empowered to embrace education, achieve individual success, and take ownership of their future in a brave, LGBTQ-affirming learning environment. With 240 youth currently enrolled, the student body consists of young people who identify as trans, gay, straight, bisexual, queer and gender-neutral. Students report coming to the school seeking refuge from bullying and a space where they can be themselves. [...]

LGBTQ+ affirming charter school in Alabama survives one year2022-06-22T17:24:33-05:00

Public Charter Schools: Myth vs Fact

2021-08-31T22:48:29-05:00

Public charter schools are tuition-free public schools that have the freedom to meet the unique needs of their students. In this video, we address three common myths you might have heard about these schools. Learn more about school choice at www.ExcelinEd.org/OLH

Public Charter Schools: Myth vs Fact2021-08-31T22:48:29-05:00
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