What Class Is This?

What Class Is This? Parents, how many of you are involved in selecting the classes your child is taking in school?  Class selection matters and most guidance counselors are talking to students now for next year.  (Maybe even in January!).  Students who can take higher-level courses are more likely to be accepted into college.  ButContinue reading “What Class Is This?”

Learning Social Studies

Learning Social Studies By Dr. Stacy Haynes, Ed.D., LPC, ACS Social studies as a class subject was integrated into education by the National Education Association in 1916.  The goal was to integrate history, geography and political science to help school children understand our American heritage and acquire skills to participate in our nation’s democratic system. Continue reading “Learning Social Studies”

Preschool Matters

Black students who attend preschool are more likely to be ready for school learning, score higher on standardized tests in 3rd and 4th grade and more likely to graduate high school.  Preschool matters. Research supports that about 60% of Black students do not attend quality preschool programs. Many students are in lower quality educational settingsContinue reading “Preschool Matters”


Suspensions? You are probably wondering what does suspensions have to do with Raising Black Genius? A lot.  Black children are suspended at higher rates than their White counterparts in schools across America.  The challenge with suspensions translates into Black students missing key learning instruction time.  Research studies look at the amount of time children areContinue reading “Suspensions”