“Voices4Ed” Is A Different Conversation ((PodCast Alert!!))

When smart people bring their vision to life to illuminate the voices of students, parents and teachers.  Ikhlas Saleem and Lane Wright launch Voices4Ed to talk about what’s really happening in our public education. This episode features Sharif El-Mekki, co-founder of The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice Vincent Cob II at the Inaugural […]

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Tandoori In His Lunchbox: Culture And Education

by Talitha V. Anyabwelé, founder of the Black Girl Speaks movement, and the creator of the Raising Imhotep Consulting firm and curriculum. She advises clients in educational remedies, cultural diversity training, and conflict resolution. Apala Kapoor* was standing in the foyer. She’s a regal, statuesque woman with piercing eyes, and thick, ebony hair interlocked into […]

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Welcome Talitha Anyabwelé to Faces of Education!

Faces of Education welcomes our newest contributor–Talitha Anyabwelé!  We are excited to share her unique perspective on how education and culture are inseparably connected. Talitha V. Anyabwelé is the founder of the Black Girl Speaks movement, and the creator of the Raising Imhotep curriculum and Consulting firm where she advises clients in educational remedies, cultural diversity […]

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Suit Filed!

It’s done. Broward filed the lawsuit against Florida’s HB 7069 on Monday, 10/16. Twelve districts joined Broward in calling out the new law for unconstitutionally increasing the authority of charter “Schools of Hope,” while lowering their accountability and threatening school funding. But, supporters of HB 7069 say it’s about time low performing traditional public schools […]

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The Education Aftershock As SoFlo Accepts Students From Puerto Rico

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) just said “they ain’t payin”, so go figure it out SoFlo!” An October 6th announcement from the FDOE says only schools that hit high enrollment of Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria will get state help. Hialeah Republican Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., the House Pre-K-12 education budget chairman, […]

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Superhero Cape Not Included: Dealing With Stress As A Special Needs Parent

by Basilisa Perkins, mother of 2 and public health educator in Broward County, FL. Advocate for her girls and, at times, homeschool teacher to her daughter with special needs. The stress level of parents of kids with special needs is comparable to that of a combat veteran. Though stress is a normal part of “adulting,” the demands […]

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