Where African American parents and parents of children of color become empowered to partner with schools to close the achievement gap!  

Despite the fact that children of all race and ethnicities attend school together there are still vast inequities. Even in middle class schools and neighborhoods there are inequities in test scores, also known as the achievement gap.   African American parents and parents of children of color come to Parenting Through the School Years for valuable tips on promoting rigorous academic preparation from kindergarten to college and the latest in education news and research. 

PTSY offers African American parents and parents of children of color:

  • Valuable tips on promoting rigorous academic preparation from kindergarten to college
  • The latest in school news and research
  • Ideas for healthy school lunches, snacks and meals
  • A place to celebrate the accomplishments and positive images of people of color 
 

What Should Parents Know About School?

Is Your Child on the High or Low End of the Achievement Gap?

Despite the fact that children of all race and ethnicities attend school together there are still vast inequities. Many parents may not think that inequities in test scores are prevalent. But indeed they are. It is important for all parents to understand that inequities are not just about dilapidated buildings or a shortage of a highly qualified teachers.

  • PTSY celebrates children of color and is the best educational source for information on how to advocate for your child’s success in school!

What was the one dish you dreaded to see on your plate when you were a kid?  For me it was my mama’s vegetable soup.  It was the one meal, besides liver, that I would push around on my plate.  Now to be honest I’ve never quite understood why my mama called her soup vegetable, particularly because two pounds of stew beef swam among the okra, lima beans, corn and tomatoes. Nevertheless my mama only makes her