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America's Ranked

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (175)

30 years ago, America was the leader in quantity and quality of high school diplomas. Today, our nation is ranked 36th in the world

Education in America

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (348)

Our nation’s education assessment is largely based on graduation rate. In 2012, Black students had only a 69% graduation rate and Hispanic students had a 73% rate, while Asian students had a 88% graduation rate and Caucasian students had an 86% rate. 

Have An Academic Summer

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (111)

Don't let your child fall through the cracks during the summertime! Keep them actively engaged in reading, writing, and mathematics. Give them the tools they need for a successful new school year. It will be here before you know it!

Hard, Sad, Factual Truths according to The Coalition for Educational Justice/Annenburg Institute

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (103)

Only 13% of Black & Latino high school graduates are college ready.

Only 23% of all (Black, White, Latino, Asian) NYC high school graduates are college ready.

Only 45% of NYC high school students graduate in four years with a Regents diploma, which will soon be the only diploma available.

It is worse for students of color. Just 36% of Latino students and 37% of Black students graduate in four years with a Regents diploma (only 28% of Black males).

Less than 50% of all NYC students can read and write at state standard. Only 33.3% of Black and Latino students can, compared to nearly 66% of White students.

In many schools in East Brooklyn, Harlem, and the South Bronx, less than 25% of students are reading, writing and doing math at state standards.

Educate, Don't Incarcerate

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (609)
In 2010 Black men were incarcerated at a rate of 3,074 per 100,000 residents; Latinos were incarcerated at 1,258 per 100,000; and white men were incarcerated at 459 per 100,000. Additionally 4,814,200 adults at the end of 2011 were on probation or on parole. In total 6,977,700 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison). There were 70,792 juveniles in juvenile detention in 2010. In addition the correlation between quality educational opportunities and potential future incarceration is incontrovertible! Let's all be educators to stop these staggering statistics.


Posted on November 4, 2013 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (144)
Approximately 6 million students grades 7 through 12 are struggling to read at grade level. Among the highest, 70 percent of 8th graders read below the standard.

Make the right investment

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (151)
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."........Benjamin Franklin

Find your purpose

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (150)

"Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish. Vision is when you see it in your mind and begin to imagine it"...Myles Monroe

Know Your Potential

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (167)

“The wealthiest place in the world are not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world.


The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lie buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, best selling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted. In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential” – Dr Myles Monroe