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- 1/26/10 - Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Equity Alliance at ASU
"In 2000, Professor Geneva Gay wrote that culturally responsive teaching connects students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already know. By embracing the sociocultural realities and histories of students through what is taught and how, culturally responsive teachers negotiate classrooms cultures with their students that reflect the communities where students develop and grow...
- 1/5/09 - Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp
"This review of the research examines the growing evidence that family and community connections with schools make a difference in student success. It is a synthesis of 51 studies about the impact of family and community involvement on student achievement, and effective strategies to connect schools, families and community. This publication is the second in the series of annual research syntheses by SEDL's National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools, and the fourth in the...
- 1/14/09 - U.S. Department of Education,
Children benefit academically when parents and educators work together. For this reason, parents’ involvement in their children’s education is a priority of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. But a strong connection between parents and educators does not come about automatically. Both parties may need to learn new roles and skills and develop the confidence to use them, especially as parents move beyond traditional activities, like helping children with homework, and toward shared...
- 1/3/09 - National Research Center on Learning Disabilities,
This 2007 brief explains the connection between Early Intervening Services (EIS) as stipulated in the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA and Responsiveness to Intervention. It was created by the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities and could be of use for families who are looking for foundational information regarding EIS and RTI.
- 1/3/09 - Harris, L.
In 2000, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded significant Youth Opportunity (YO) Grants to 36 high-poverty urban, rural, and Native American communities. The grants were designed to serve all young people in these areas, regardless of income or connection to school or work. The YO grants provided the resources to establish comprehensive approaches at considerable scale. They were catalytic in launching important collaborations in these communities to connect systems, to leverage resources...
- 1/8/10 - National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
How does IDEA ensure that families have meaningful opportunities to participate? That will be the focus of this Q&A— the solid foundation IDEA provides for parental involvement. The Q&A concludes with a Resources section, to connect you with information on parent involvement, including current efforts to build strong partnerships between schools and families.
- 1/3/09 - Kaye, C.B.
Service learning takes place in schools and youth groups across America. Service-learning connects classroom studies with the natural caring and concern young people have for their world. Service-learning allows young people to contribute to solving problems by helping others in their school community, their neighborhood, or around the world. When students apply what they are learning in ways that help others, the results are memorable. Students gain lessons that last a lifetime. While...
- 1/21/14 - Watanabe, Theresa
California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said.
- 1/23/10 - National Center for Learning Disabilities
This booklet reviews the basic components of any RtI process and includes questions you might want to ask your child’s school to learn more about their RtI process. Also included are ways you can get involved in the process and what to do and where to go if you have questions or concerns.
- 1/13/09 - Federico Waitoller, Kathleen A. King, Elizabeth B. Kozleski
Presentation designed to give an overview of Early Intervening and Its Connection to Disproportionality, Tensions in the Field of EBD, Emerging Early Intervening Practices, Limitations of Early Intervening Practices and Equity-Grounded Early Intervening Services
- 1/1/14 - Morris, A.
Amoretta Morris is a senior associate for Family-Centered Community Change, a new Foundation effort partnering with three communities to improve academic and economic well-being for children by working with parents and their children simultaneously.
- 1/1/10 - Wernsing, K.
A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we’ve put together a list of eight helpful back-to-school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child.
- 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.
- 10/25/13 - The Civil Rights Project
Personal narratives put a human face on school discipline issues. The idea is to draw the reader into the actual experiences of
students, families, and educators in what is otherwise a volume of research findings about correlations and data differences
that are relevant to policymakers. These short personal narratives will describe lives harmed by harsh policies and/or
improved by superior alternatives.
- 1/8/14 - Losen, Daniel
The Department of Justice and the Education Department today jointly released guidance to public schools that should help curb what many call the school-to-prison pipeline, which often begins when students are excluded from school and too often ends with incarceration as adults, a pattern very disproportionately impacting students of color.