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- 1/1/05 - Olivos, Edward M., Quintana de Valladolid, Carmen E.
From the perspective of two practitioners who have been influenced by work in the area of critical pedagogy and critical theory, this article examines bilingual education, education reform, and the achievement gap in relation to Latino English Language Learners. The authors integrate personal experiences as they examine underlying assumptions of class, race, and asymmetrical power relations in current education policy and classroom practice. They argue that, despite feelings of being...
- 1/16/09 - Kate Scorgie
"For fifteen years I have been listening to the stories of parents of children with disabilities. Typically these stories begin with accounts of academic struggle or classroom behavior issues, followed by numerous meetings with teachers, administrators and counselors, a barrage of assessments and, finally, a diagnosis-and a label."
Numbering nearly 5 million during the 2010-11 school year, English language learners (ELLs) are a diverse
and growing group of K-12 students whose varied linguistic, economic, and cultural backgrounds present unique
needs and assets for the school community. Nationwide, the number of ELLs in the United States has increased by
more than 10 percent in the past decade, although growth rates and percentages differ across states.
- 1/31/10 - Priscilla Rouse Carver, Laurie Lewis
"This First Look report presents data from a recent district Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) survey about alternative schools and programs available to students during the 2007-08 school year. Alternative schools and programs are specifically designed to address the educational needs of students at risk of school failure in a setting apart from that of the regular public school. They can be administered by the district or an entity other than the district. The study includes information...
BPS is expanding dual-language opportunities for students across Boston following the model of the successful Rafael Hernández and
Hurley K-8 Schools as well as similar programs elsewhere in which English Language Learners and native English speakers are
educated in integrated classrooms. The expansion of this program is part of the District’s ongoing effort to raise school quality and
opportunity as we transition to the new Home-Based school choice plan.
- 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 - 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.
- 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.
- 1/1/06 - VanSciver, James H.
The article discusses why there is a need to close the diversity gap in advanced placement course enrollment in the U.S. Issues of diversity are alive the public schools. As school officials across the U.S. exert efforts in closing the achievement gap, that dilemma is not the only one confronting educators as they struggle to plug holes and close gaps with respect to students who represent the diverse cultures in the country.
- 1/1/92 - Zeichner, K.
- 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.
- 1/1/05 - Fine, Michelle, Bloom, Janice, Burns, April, Chajet, Lori, Guishard, Monique, Payne, Yasser, Perkins-Munn, Tiffany, Torre, Maria Elena
This article reports on the extensive qualitative and quantitative findings of a multimethod participatory study designed to assess urban and suburban youths' experiences of racial/class justice or injustice in their schools and throughout the nation. Constructed as a letter to Zora Neale Hurston, who was immediately critical of the Brown decision in 1955, the article lays out the victories of Brown and the ongoing struggles, what we call "six degrees of segregation" that identify systematic...
- 4/24/14 - Waite, Cyndi
In an address to the nation, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, acknowledged that under current school discipline policies across the nation, students of color and those with disabilities are far more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white counterparts. According to the Civil Rights Data Collection on school discipline, African American students are three times more likely to be suspended than white students, even when they commit similar offenses. The new guidance encourages...
- 1/1/05 - Probst, Bob
Although the No Child Left Behind Act has been developed to address the achievement gap, testing struggling students will only remind them they are behind, drilling will not improve anything, and standardizing the curriculum would be disastrous. In order to have even the slightest hope of closing the achievement gap, educators must be flexible in their choice of books so that they can find what will work best; avoid mechanical, routinized instruction and do their best to get students...
- 1/1/12 - Hernandez, D.J.,
Educators and researchers have long recognized the importance of mastering reading by the
end of third grade. Students who fail to reach this critical milestone often falter in the later
grades and drop out before earning a high school diploma. Now, researchers have confirmed
this link in the first national study to calculate high school graduation rates for children at
different reading skill levels and with different poverty rates. Results of a longitudinal study
of nearly 4,000 students...
- 1/29/14 - Strauss; Valerie
The Education Department on Wednesday released new guidance that allows charter schools receiving federal funds to change their student admissions lotteries so that low-income and educationally disadvantaged students can have more weight in an effort to create more integrated schools.