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  • My Brother's Keeper: Obama Announces New Initiative Focused on Boys and Young Men of Color

    3/4/14 - Amos, Jason

    President Obama_MyBrothersKeeperObama launched a new initiative called “My Brother’s Keeper” at the White House on February 27 that will help boys and young men of color stay in school and find good jobs by focusing on key moments in their lives.

  • 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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    Parental Incarceration, Child Homelessness, and the Invisible Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

    1/9/09 - Christopher Wildeman

    "Although the share of the homeless population composed of African Americans and children has grown since at least the early 1980s, the causes of these changes remain poorly understood. This article implicates mass imprisonment in at least the second of these shifts by considering the effects of parental incarceration on child homelessness using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. These are the only data that simultaneously represent a contemporary cohort of the urban...

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    Parents' experiences with the IEP process: Considerations for improving practice

    1/9/10 - John W. Retman, Laura Beck, Teresa Coppola, Anita Engiles

    "We review literature here to explore findings from 10 studies published after 2004 that focus on the experiences and perceptions of parents or other caregivers related to the IEP process. Our objective is to highlight recommendations from this body of literature for improving the experiences of parents and encouraging their participation in IEP meetings."

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    Patterns in the identification of and outcomes for children and youth with disabilities

    1/19/10 - Jose Blackorby , Ellen Schiller , Sangeeta Mallik , Kathleen Hebbeler , Tracy Huang , Harold Javitz , Camille Marder , Katherine Nagle , Debra Shaver , Mary Wagner , Cyndi Williamson

    "This study utilizes existing data collected by the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies to provide a national description of identification patterns across time and comparisons of the outcomes for children and youth with disabilities with outcomes of samples including their nondisabled peers. The study found that, across age groups, there was an increase from 1997 to 2005 in the percentages of children either newly identified or continuing to receive early intervention...

  • 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.

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    Research sheds light on the students most at risk of dropping out – and how to keep students on the “graduation track”

    1/5/09 - Education Commission of the States,

    This document by the Education Commission of the States, sheds light on the students most at risk of dropping out - and how to keep students on the “graduation track”; state policy approaches aimed at keeping students in school; indicators most closely associated with dropping out; and cost/benefit analysis of initiatives that improve graduation rates.

  • State of the Union 2014: Obama's Opportunity Agenda Starts with Public Education

    2/1/14

    Matters of fairness, opportunity and inequality were center stage at this week’s State of the Union address. President Obama rightfully pushed for a higher minimum wage, equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, and extended unemployment insurance as immediate steps that can be taken to help Americans right away.

  • 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 Color of Discipline: Sources of Racial and Gender

    1/1/00 - Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Ritter, S., Kohler, K., Henderson, M., Wu, T.

    Disproportionate representation of minority students, especially African Americans, in a variety of school disciplinary procedures has been documented almost continuously for the past 25 years, yet there has been little study of the factors contributing to that disproportionality. Whether disparate treatment of a group can be judged as bias depends largely on the extent to which other hypotheses that could provide a credible alternative explanation of the discrepancy can be ruled out. In...

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    The Impact of Advanced Placement Incentive Programs

    1/2/10 - Michael S. Holstead, Terry E. Spradlin, Margaret E. McGillivray, Nathan Burroughs

    "This Education Policy Brief will examine, in particular, the incentive programs for the most popular and widespread of the accelerated education programs, the Advanced Placement (AP) program. After a brief historical overview of the AP program and a discussion of its merits, the brief will look into the various types of incentive programs found in the U.S. today, highlighting, in particular, several prominent or notable incentive programs. The Policy Brief will also examine some of the...

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    The Impact of School Closures on Homeless Students in New York City

    1/19/10 - Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness

    Closing “poorly-performing schools” and opening small schools from which families can choose is not new educational policy for New York City; however its impact on all students has not been thoroughly evaluated. It is therefore imperative that we review the effects of these policy developments on high-needs students, specifically the most overlooked—students experiencing homelessness. For the rising number of students who are already housing displaced, becoming educationally displaced...

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    The Latino Education Crisis: Rescuing the American Dream

    1/24/10 - Patricia Gándara

    The United States faces an unprecedented challenge. The largest and fastest growing minority group in the nation — Latinos — are performing academically at levels that will soon put the entire society at risk and consign these young people to a permanent underclass. From kindergarten to high school graduation and college matriculation, the gaps in achievement between Latinos and most other students are enormous, and in many cases growing. Projections are that, unchecked, this situation...

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    The progress of education reform 2007: Dropout prevention

    1/5/10 - Education Commission of the States,

    While a common assumption is that students drop out of school because of their social background and school behaviors, the findings from these studies demonstrate that schools can exert important organizational effects on students’ decisions to drop out or stay in school. The research included here holds a number of implications for policy

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    The relationship between changes in the percentage of students passing and in the percentage testing advanced on state assessment tests in Kentucky and Virginia

    1/31/10 - Louis Jacobson, Laura Holian

    "Under the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, states are required to assess students in reading and math and to identify them as below proficient or as proficient or advanced (both considered passing). Because schools are held accountable only for ensuring that students test proficient or better, there have been concerns that a focus on increasing the percentage of students testing proficient might unintentionally lead to fewer students testing at the advanced...

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    Time and Attention in Urban High Schools: Lessons for School Systems

    1/20/10 - Stephen Frank

    "There is no disputing that for high school students to be college and career ready, they need adequate time to learn, and individualized attention to meet each student’s academic goals, learning styles, and social needs (Miles and Frank 2008). Over the past decade, Education Resource Strategies (ERS) has partnered with urban schools and districts to improve their use of people, time, and money in addressing students’ most pressing needs. Through this work, we have studied many...

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