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  • P21 Framework Definitions

    1/1/09

    To help practitioners integrate skills into the teaching of core academic subjects, the Partnership has developed a unified, collective vision for learning known as the Framework for 21st Century Learning. This Framework describes the skills, knowledge and expertise students must master to succeed in work and life; it is a blend of content knowledge, specific skills, expertise and literacies.

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    Preparing Students for the Common Core State Standards in Writing

    7/22/13 - Education Northwest

    With all but a handful of states having adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), schools and districts nationwide are now working to ensure effective implementation. The standards demand that all students have access to the high-quality instruction needed to meet college- and career-ready expectations. In writing, students must be able to demonstrate proficiency at their grade level in both the K–12 English Language Arts Standards and the Grade 6–12 Standards for Literacy in...

  • Race-Blind Policies Ignore Ethnicity and Mask Education Disparities

    3/11/14 - Tran, Jonathan

    For nearly two decades, Proposition 209 has prevented educational, employment, and other public institutions in California from considering race as a factor in admissions and hiring - a misguided and flawed policy that has masked and proliferated significant disparities in these arenas.

  • Supportive School Discipline Initiative

    7/1/13

    The School Discipline Consensus Project brings together practitioners from the fields of education, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and law enforcement, as well as state and local policymakers, researchers, advocates, students, and parents to collaboratively develop a comprehensive set of recommendations for change agents working to address this issue.

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    The Black-White Achievement Gap: When Progress Stopped

    1/8/10 - Barton, P. and Coley, R.

    This report discusses trends in the gap between Black and White educational attainment, school achievement, and contextual factors from the beginning of the 20th century to the present time.There is widespread awareness that there is a very substantial gap between the educational achievement of the White and the Black population in our nation, and that the gap is as old as the nation itself. Barton and Coley explore topics that remain sensitive in public discussion in their search for...

  • The Civil Rights Project Reaction to Supreme Court Decision in Michigan Prop 2 Case

    4/23/14

    The Civil Rights Project deeply regrets yesterday's decision by the Supreme Court, which ruled that Michigan's Proposal 2, banning race-conscious college admissions, is unconstitutional. The decision overturns a lower court's ruling that the referendum violated the federal constitutional guarantee of equal protection. The Supreme Court's decision exemplifies how legal decisions can ignore the stark realities of our nation and the deep racial inequalitites that continue to exist in America.

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    The Distribution of Highly Qualified, Experienced Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities

    1/25/09 - Jennifer Imazeki, Laura Goe

    Current provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act call for states to identify districts that have an inequitable distribution of highly qualified, experienced teachers and to develop approaches to address these inequities. This TQ Research & Policy Brief examines the issue and offers policy responses that can be used to improve teacher distribution.

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    The new digital divide: Where are our girls?

    1/16/09 - Kimberly Scott

    "Despite the presence of the first African American in America’s highest political position, this success does not necessarily cross gender and/or social class boundaries. Importantly, women of color are less likely to enter technology fields than White females (see Goode & Margolis, 2004; Margolis & Fisher, 2003; NSF, 2006) To explain this phenomenon requires consideration of how a girl’s race, gender, social class, context, and community involvement work together to create their...

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    Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children and youth

    1/2/09 - Lisa Walker, Cheryl Smithgall

    "This brief presents findings from several Chapin Hall studies on vulnerable children and youth to raise the issue of what it would mean to improve academic achievement in underperforming schools. Vulnerable children and youth are those who experience crises or disruptions in their lives, often accompanied by parental absence or inability to meet their needs, such that they are likely to become involved with public systems. The brief provides evidence that a disproportionate number of these...

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    Where the Girls Are: The Facts about Gender Equity in the Classroom

    1/2/09 - Christianne Corbett, Catherine Hill, Andresse St. Rose

    Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education makes clear that girls’ gains have not come at the expense of boys. In addition, the report goes beyond gender to look at other factors that influence student achievement—specifically family income level and race/ethnicity—and finds that many girls as well as boys are not acquiring the educational skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century economy. This report illustrates that while educational trends for both girls and...

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    Working Dads: Final Report of the Fathers at Work Initiative

    1/23/09 - Shayne Spaulding, Jean Baldwin Grossman, Dee Wallace

    "During the past several decades, many efforts have focused on the crisis that lies at the intersection of proliferating single-parent households, absent fathers and poverty. In 2001, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation launched Fathers at Work to test approaches for helping young low-income noncustodial fathers provide for themselves and their children; the project was designed to inform practitioners and policymakers about effective interventions for this population. Six community-based...

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    Zero Tolerance versus Positive Behavioral Supports: An Effective School-Wide Accountability System for Student Behavior

    1/2/09 - Howard M. Knoff

    This presentation addresses disproportionality in discipline rates among minorities in the US

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