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  • Entre la Espada y la Pared: Critical Educators, Bilingual Education, and Education Reform

    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...

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    A child by any other name

    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."

  • A Focused Look at Schools Receiving School Improvement Grants that Have Percentages of English Language Learner Students

    4/1/14

    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.

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    Alternative Schools and Programs for Public School Students At Risk of Educational Failure: 2007-08

    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 to expand dual language opportunities for students

    9/11/13

    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.

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    Call for Personal Stories: Turning Around the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    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.

  • 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.

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    Civil Rights Project Hails New Federal Guidance on 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.

  • Closing the Diversity Gap in Advanced Placement Course Enrollment

    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.

  • Connecting genuine teacher development to the struggle for social justice (Issue paper 92-1). .

    1/1/92 - Zeichner, K.
  • 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.

  • Dear Zora: A Letter to Zora Neale Hurston 50 Years After Brown

    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...

  • Discipline and Diplomas: Keeping Students at Their Desks

    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...

  • Disguising the Achievement Gap

    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...

  • Double Jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and povery influence high school graduation

    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...

  • Education Department changes charter school lottery rules

    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.

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