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!

Are you satisfied with your child’s school? My grandma used to say: All that’s shiny ‘s not gold’.  When she said this to me it was a gentle nudge reminding me to take a second look at something or someone again. Under her belief, if I were to take a real good second look I would see that beneath a gold plated sheath I would probably find a hot mess.   I think about this when I used to call the school my o