Arizona Alliance of Black
Tonia Marie Robinson, former Miss North Valley, double for Whitney Houston, Educator and was Director of Treasure Island Christian Daycare, Hospice Nurse, speaks on fully living with passion and compassion every moment of your life. Tonia has a non-profit "In the eyes of Shiro, " motivated by her child Shiro, that attempted her life 10/01/15 to bring awareness and resources for Suicide and Depression.
Creator, Executive Producer, and tv talk show host of Tonia & Friends.
Tonia Robinson’s program celebrates the total diversity of The Valley. The contributions of individuals and groups of all ethnicities and backgrounds are highlighted – from current events to cultural activities. The show features topics from music and fashion to politics and art, business and parenting and more from the people who are bettering our complete community.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
1334 E. Chandler Blvd., Ste. #5-D32
Phoenix, AZ 85048
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.