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Why Carver STEAM Teachers

Carver STEAM Math Instructor and Athletic Director, Mr. Scott, chooses purpose because he gets to work with the brightest minds. #choosepurpose #choosecarversteam

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Fighting for Equity for LGBTQ Students

By Jacques Etienne Carver STEAM Academy At age 22, I was handed my birth certificate, social security card and passport and told I had 10 days to leave my home. My nightmare was coming true. My Haitian parents had finally discovered my secret: I am gay. I was no longer welcome. I was being discarded. … Continue Reading →

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Why I Choose Purpose: A Teacher’s Perspective

By Ms. Marie Ojofeitimi English Teacher, Carver STEAM Academy This time last year, I was presented with Carver STEAM’s Teacher of the Year award. The entire Carver family cheered and celebrated my accomplishment as we gathered in our usual meeting space. We laughed, hugged, reflected on the year, but most importantly, we were all together. … Continue Reading →

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Strong Leaders Fight to Make Equity a Priority in Education

By Donya KempPrincipal, Slater Elementary School Given the national conversation around the failures of our country’s system of education, this may sound a little bit crazy, but I am deeply hopeful about the future of our schools. We are gradually seeing schools embrace authentic and inquiry-based models of instruction like project-based learning. We are learning … Continue Reading →

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Equity Matters: Why Not All Schools Are Equal

By Greg Giornelli President and CEO, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta Atlanta is my hometown. I grew up here, I’ve raised my family here, and I suspect I’ll always live here. I love pretty much everything about Atlanta: our neighborhoods, the parks, the restaurants, the Braves. It’s always been a place of economic opportunity, too, and … Continue Reading →

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