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    Universal Designs for Learning, Academy 3, Participant Handouts

    1/1/10 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement

    This is from the Universal Design for Learning, Learning Module. Please see the other documents within this module (6 total participant handouts, 1 participant handbook, 3 facilitator manuals, and 3 slide presentations)

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    Universal Designs for Learning, Academy 3, PowerPoints

    1/1/10 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement

    This is from the Universal Design for Learning, Learning Module. Please see the other documents within this module (6 total participant handouts, 1 participant handbook, 3 facilitator manuals, and 3 slide presentations)

  • Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

    1/1/09 - Pew Hispanic Center Staff

    A Pew Hispanic Center report based on a new nationwide survey of Latino youths and on analyses of government data examines the values, attitudes, experiences and self-identity of this generation as it comes of age in America.

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    Building Leadership Teams, Academy 1, Facilitator's Manual

    1/18/10 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement

    This is from the Building Leadership Teams Professional Module. Please see the other documents within this module (6 total participant handouts, 1 participant handbook, 3 facilitator manuals, and 3 slide presentations)

  • Civil Rights and Community Groups Applaud DOJ/DOE Race and School Discipline Guidance for Schools

    1/8/14 - Farmer, Jennifer

    A coalition of national civil rights and youth and parent community groups today applauded the Obama Administration for issuing first-of-its-kind legal guidance to address racial discrimination in school discipline.

  • Congress Just Put a Price on the Health of Our Children

    2/6/14 - nclrblog

    Good news—Congress was finally able to reach an agreement on the Farm Bill, showing that, although it may be rare, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can still work in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation. But hold your applause. The bad news—the compromise that was reached cut another $8.6 billion in funding from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. And with the bill now passed through Congress and on its way to the president’s...

  • CPS wants to ease discipline policy at charters

    2/7/14 - Ahmed-Ullah, Noreen S.

    Chicago Public Schools officials said Thursday that they are starting to see success in efforts to dismantle a much-criticized zero-tolerance policy toward discipline and want to expand initiatives to reduce student suspensions to privately run charter schools.

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    Cultural Competence

    1/2/09 - Shana Ritter

    This presentation discusses development of cultural competence for educators

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    Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies

    1/1/08 - Skiba, R.J.

    Instituting classroom management principles has implications for the learning progress of all children, especially low-performing, poor, special education, and racial/ethnic minority children. Culturally Responsive Classroom Management (CRCM) is an approach to running classrooms with all children, [not simply for racial/ethnic minority children] in a culturally responsive way.

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    Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies

    1/1/08 - Skiba, R.J.

    Instituting classroom management principles has implications for the learning progress of all children, especially low-performing, poor, special education, and racial/ethnic minority children. Culturally Responsive Classroom Management (CRCM) is an approach to running classrooms with all children, [not simply for racial/ethnic minority children] in a culturally responsive way.

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    Effective practices for English Language Learners: Principals from five states speak

    1/28/10 - Mabel O. Rivera, David J. Francis, Magdalena Fernandez, Ani C. Moughamian, Julia Jergensen, Nonie K. Lesaux

    "This document addresses questions about how best to assist students who face the significant dual challenge of acquiring the content knowledge necessary for academic success and simultaneously developing their English language competency. Looking at key practices in schools with high populations of non-native speakers of English that have achieved exemplary academic success in their second, acquired language, this document details findings from 49 school principals on nine factors...

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    Engaging Native American learners with rigor and cultural relevance

    1/26/09 - Abner Oakes, Traci Maday

    "In this Issue Brief, The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement identifies strategies that foster Native American student engagement and improved academic achievement. We begin by examining the distribution of Native students and then we explore three areas that are identified in the literature as promising strategies for improving educational outcomes for Native students: Instructional practices, Curriculum content, and School climate"

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    Final report: How district-wide systems change impacted LRE for students with severe disabilities

    1/23/10 - Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Sullivan, Amanda L., Equity Alliance at ASU

    "This final report chronicles the outcomes of the second generation National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI), Award Number # H326B020002. Built on the previous five years of innovative work from 1997-2002 (a $5 million award), NIUSI’s second round of funding ($3.5 million) produced important results that offer a district-wide blueprint for the design and delivery of least restrictive environments and access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities...

  • Tapping Students' Cultural Funds of Knowledge to Address the Achievement Gap

    1/1/07 - Risko, Victoria J., Walker-Dalhouse, Doris

    The article focuses on cultural modeling as a way to design culturally responsive instruction. Cultural modeling is defined as a way of designing instruction to make explicit connections between content and literacy goals and the knowledge and experiences students share with family, community and peers. As a framework for guiding literacy instruction, cultural modeling demonstrates two components of culturally responsive instruction: a respect for differences and the use of these differences...

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    Teaching Tolerance: Turning Social Media to Social Justice

    1/10/11 - Teaching Tolerance
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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...

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