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A podcast exploring the root causes of educational inequality and the hope we have for a better path forward.

Black Minds Matter PodcastED Black Minds Matter

    • Education
    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

A podcast exploring the root causes of educational inequality and the hope we have for a better path forward.

    Black Minds Matter SXSW EDU Panel: Black Owned: Freeing Black Minds with Education

    Black Minds Matter SXSW EDU Panel: Black Owned: Freeing Black Minds with Education

    At SXSW EDU 2022, Black Minds Matter hosted a panel to celebrate education entrepreneurship! 

    During this panel, we spoke with three Black school founders about their journey to launch schools, the history of Black-owned schools, and how even more people can undertake this venture.  

    Today, only 15 out of 100 Black students nationwide read proficiently, and only 13 out of 100 perform proficiently in math. This is unacceptable, our black minds matter.

    blackmindsmatter.net

    #blackmindsmatter #blackownedschools #sxswedu2022

    • 58 min
    The "E" is for Excellence: T.H.R.I.V.E Christian Academy

    The "E" is for Excellence: T.H.R.I.V.E Christian Academy

    T.H.R.I.V.E. Christian Academy (TCA) is a new and unique academic addition to the metro-Atlanta community. Their mission is to equip and EMPOWER our scholars to EVOLVE into leaders, EXCEL through academics and EMERGE as Good Samaritans.   

    Learn more about THRIVE Christian Academy at: www.thrivechristianacademy.org  

    Learn more about Black Minds Matter and Black Owned Schools at: www.blackmindsmatter.net

    • 48 min
    Zest Preparatory Academy: #BlackOwnedSchools

    Zest Preparatory Academy: #BlackOwnedSchools

    ZEST Preparatory Academy Charter School is a kindergarten through fifth-grade school community in Georgia. Their founder Ms. Monique Carruthers is making a true difference in the lives of students.   

    Learn more about Zest Prep at https://www.zestprep.org/

    • 31 min
    Fighting for Economic and Educational Equity: Legends Charter School

    Fighting for Economic and Educational Equity: Legends Charter School

    Legends Charter School was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. It is our belief that a student’s zip code should not determine a student’s access to education. At Legends, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond.  

     Legends is committed to Prince George’s County, the residents, and the students, and desires to strengthen the relationship with the community by offering an academic choice that is rigorous and integral to the growth of our educational landscape. We look forward to providing Prince George’s County families with the opportunity to experience a truly world-class education. 

      Legends Charter School’s commitment to equity is unwavering. Equity means delivering to each scholar the things he or she needs to be successful. They are moving urgently to provide education to disrupt the current patterns of discrimination, marginalization, and underrepresentation as civic leaders.   

    Learn more about Legends Charter Schools at: https://www.legendsschools.org/ 

     Learn more about Black Minds Matter at: https://www.blackmindsmatter.net/

    • 43 min
    Preparing the Brightest Futures

    Preparing the Brightest Futures

    Kind Academy is a project-based, personalized, and passion-infused microschool serving students in grades PreK-5 online - in Florida and all over the world.

    School founder Iman Alleyne has worked with children most of her life and after teaching Special Education in Public schools decided she wanted to create a program that would work for all learners. She earned her Master's in School Counseling in 2013 and is certified in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Guidance Counseling. She is currently the Assistant Principal at a Nature Based Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale that she helped to start.

    Preparing for the brightest future, Kind Academy provides unparalleled dedication and commitment to students and their variety of needs, passions, and dreams.

    Learn more about Kind Academy: https://www.kindacademy.org/

    Learn more about Black Minds Matter: https://www.blackmindsmatter.net/

    • 32 min
    [Special Edition] Black Minds Matter on the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

    [Special Edition] Black Minds Matter on the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

    Denisha Merriweather, founder of Black Minds Matter and Director of Public Relations and Content Marketing for American Federation for Children, talks about her organization’s work to advance the quality and options of education for black children. School choice is a game changer for the black community. Visit BlackMindsMatter.net for more information on her work.

    twitter.com/DenishaMweather
    BlackMindsMatter.net
    www.federationforchildren.org/about/

    • 8 min

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