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Kim Dukes helping Atlanta Parents and Students Thrive

Kimberly Dukes is co-founder of Atlanta Thrive and currently serves as the executive director. For many years she believed her children were receiving a quality education in APS, until she learned that her children were attending the school with the lowest grade report. In 2016, she learned that her children’s school had been the lowest graded school for 25 years.

“I didn’t know that schools had grades, I really didn’t know how to read data,” Dukes told The Black Wall Street Times. So she founded Atlanta Thrive, to support parents in learning how education policy is made and how to engage in the process to strengthen schools. “We engage and educate parents, and we’re building a movement to create great educational options in Atlanta.”

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