redefinED statement on Tapestry Charter School

A message from redefinED atlanta:

By voting to deny Tapestry Public Charter School’s petition to replicate their educational model via a 6-12 campus in Atlanta Public Schools, the Atlanta Board of Education is choosing to ignore the widely demonstrated need for more inclusive, individualized learning environments for neurodivergent students. It is deeply concerning to see the Board turn down a school that would have served so many students with special needs, especially considering the 650 “intent to enroll” signatures from eligible students and families.

The Board has framed their unanimous decision to deny Tapestry’s petition as a delay, not a final denial. But after far too many delays, and extensive evidence that the school would serve a diverse population, hundreds of families have now been publicly denied a great option when their kids need it. The Board made the wrong decision and for the sake of our kids, they should reconsider it quickly.

mass shooting response

A Message From redefinED atlanta bout the Uvalde Mass Shooting

mass shooting response

Dear Friends and Family,

We are devastated and heartbroken by the mass murder that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. While thoughts and prayers aren’t enough for the families in New York, California or Texas, it’s all we have to offer.

Tuesday’s incident took the lives of 19 children and two educators, and it marks at least the 30th shooting at a K-12 school in 2022. We understand the aftermath of a massacre can leave families, educators and school leaders feeling stressed, helpless, angry, scared and grieving.

In this moment of solidarity, we’re sharing a few resources to help you navigate these difficult times and find ways for you to communicate with educators and families in your community. 

Resources for Families, Educators and School Leaders:

If you need an immediate thought partner as you work through the day, please reach out to Adah Pittman-DeLancey, vice president of impact and external relations, at [email protected]

We hope our country will be spared from further mass shootings sometime soon. In the absence of immediate policy actions to address gun violence, we are working to create space to offer support, share resources and unite for collective efforts.

Yours in service,

redefinED atlanta