Equity in Education


Equity in Education Congratulates Atlanta School Board Incumbents and Newly Elected Board Member Ken Zeff 


ATLANTA — On Wednesday, November 8, Equity in Education (EiE) congratulated Atlanta Board of Education members on their election victory. Equity in Education had previously endorsed candidate Nkoyo Effiong Lewis for At-Large Seat 9 challenging incumbent Jessica Johnson. While EiE expressed a clear choice for Seat 9, the focus remains on the 50,000 students in Atlanta Public Schools. EiE looks forward to continuing to partner with members of the Board to advance equitable policies across the District.  


Equity in Education’s endorsed candidate Alfred ‘Shivy’ Brooks, Seat 7, faces a run-off on December 5th against incumbent Tamara Jones. With such a close margin, the people of Atlanta are identifying that there is a need for change. If elected, Brooks will make history by becoming the first active teacher to serve on the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education. Brooks has taught in the classroom for over 10 years, in addition to navigating APS as a father to two students. We believe having an active educator on the board can help create more effective policy by taking educators’ daily experiences into account.  


EiE intends to provide more opportunities for Board members to engage in meaningful conversations with stakeholders around literacy gaps, restorative discipline and wraparound services. Newly elected Board Member Ken Zeff graduated from EiE’s Candidate Training Fellowship earlier this year. 


“A big thank you to the people of Atlanta who put children first and showed up at the polls to make their voices heard” said EiE Executive Director Anthony Wilson.



About Equity in Education

Equity in Education (EiE) exists to ensure equity is the foundation for every stakeholder in Atlanta so that all young people have access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to live full lives. We empower communities, advance equitable policies and invest in bold leaders.


For more information, contact Ikhlas Saleem by phone at (404) 814-7197 ext. 108 or by email at ikhlas@edequityatl.org

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