About Yoshana Jones

Yoshana B. Jones, Esq. is an educator and Professional Learning Facilitator with Fulton County Schools. She leads the professional development of educators lead PLCs at Westlake High School. For the 2013-2014 school year, Coordinate Algebra students experienced at 11% gain on the state standardized test. Ms. Jones is committed to educational equity for all students. She is the Chair of the new PLC Development team, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for teachers to learn and grow as professionals. In addition to her work with students, Ms. Jones is the Owner of Good Samaritan Apparel, LLC. Good Samaritan Apparel is a Christian t-shirt company that hopes to spread love, joy, and the Word. Ms. Jones writes inspirational blog posts that encourages Christian believers to remain full of faith.

Testing Pressure Leads to a Criminal Indictment

picture courtesy The University Leader The Atlanta Public School System has been marred in recent years by a state-testing cheating scandal.  On Friday, March 29, 2013, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard issued an indictment against thirty-five former employees of the school system, including five high-level administrators, six principals, two assistant principals, five [...]

Planning for the Future: Special Needs Students' Transition Plan

All students, whether in elementary or high school, should have a discussion with their parents or guardians about what they want to do after completing high school.  Students with disabilities are no different.  Except their discussion is required by The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) and mandates the inclusion of special education teachers, general [...]

By |2016-11-01T14:36:59+00:00February 20th, 2013|Featured, Legal, Special Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protecting the Protectors: Limited Liability from Students’ Lawsuits

Teachers have responsibilities beyond the act of just teaching. They must participate in professional development sessions, instruct students using a variety of research-based strategies, and maintain up-to-date student records. One of the most important teacher responsibilities is to maintain a welcoming and safe learning environment. In many teacher evaluation instruments, a teacher is assessed on [...]

By |2017-12-18T22:37:33+00:00February 14th, 2013|Legal, Principals' Corner, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teacher Tenure- An Ancient Policy Or Is It Still Needed?

Teacher tenure is a part of the educational fabric of every state in the United States. It is a form of job security that prevents teachers from being terminated without “just cause.” Despite having noble beginnings, teacher tenure has come under increasing scrutiny from educational reformists and politicians. The main argument against statutory job [...]

By |2016-11-01T14:39:30+00:00January 8th, 2013|Legal, New Teacher Bootcamp, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are More Gun Control Laws Needed?

In light of the horrific tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, it is only fitting to discuss gun control laws in our nation. Gun control laws were barely mentioned in this year’s presidential campaign. However, mass shootings have been occurring with more frequency in our country’s recent history.Columbine. Virginia Tech. Tucson. Aurora. Gun control laws [...]

By |2012-12-31T09:00:39+00:00December 31st, 2012|Legal, Opinion, Uncategorized|3 Comments