At-Risk

5/3/2013

5/3/2013
The gap that exists is not one of "achievement" or capability of children of color to learn, the gap has to do with access to equal opportunity and equity within the systems designed to enhance and shape the learning outcomes of all children. This gap also has to do with the structural and institutional racism that is deeply embedded within our public education system and is perpetuated from one generation to the next.

5/1/2013

5/1/2013
The school day is about to get longer for some New York City school kids — and we’re not talking a couple of minutes. It’s about to be two and a half hours longer.

4/30/2013

4/30/2013
What is news is that in the United States over the last few decades these differences in educational success between high- and lower-income students have grown substantially.

4/29/2013

4/29/2013
As the saying goes, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Unfortunately, that saying does not bode well for the thousands of children who will be displaced when 54 schools shut down this year.

4/26/2013

4/26/2013
General Mills is teaming up with a civil rights group to help get Latino parents more involved in their children's education. The Minneapolis-based company's Box Tops for Education program is partnering with the National Council of La Raza for the program "Committed Parents: Supporting Your Child's Success."

4/25/2013

4/25/2013
The hard truth is that where a child lives often determines K-12 educational opportunity.

4/19/2013

4/19/2013
With efforts to halt an increase in Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements all but dead in Tallahassee, opponents who fear the changes will disproportionately harm minority students are changing tact. That includes the Miami-Dade school district, where the impact would be greatest.

4/16/2013

4/16/2013
As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.
4/16/2013
Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.

4/15/2013

4/15/2013
As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.
4/15/2013
The most recent education news provides alarming indications that the "pipeline" from early childhood neglect to young adult incarceration is disappearing. I don't suggest that the problem is going away. Quite to the contrary.

4/9/2013

4/9/2013
The Tucson Unified School District is recommending that contracts not be renewed for four principals in charge of schools that are at risk of being labeled failing.
4/9/2013
Salem High School Principal Dr. Gregory Dunham said he’s had some great moments in his 13 years as principal, but nothing quite as humbling as an award he recently received.

4/5/2013

4/5/2013
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday fired back at critics who have called the district's plan to close more than 50 schools racist because most are in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.

4/3/2013

4/3/2013
Shawnee State University (Ohio) Outreach Services is helping middle school students in Portsmouth by offering tech-driven programs to 10 participating schools. The programs provide a safe place for homework centers, intensive mentoring in basic skills, drug and violence prevention counseling, and helps middle school students prepare for college preparatory courses in high school.

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