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 happens when you ask your kiddos “How was school today?” If your kids are like mine all you may get is “Fine.” With the younger kids it can be a bit ‘easier’ to decipher the ‘fine’.  For one, their teachers keep in contact with me more. With newsletters, homework and behavior sheets I am aware of what’s going on daily.  With a high schooler it’s different.  We are cutting back on the coddl