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Category: EQUITY

Category » EQUITY

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    The new digital divide: Where are our girls?

    1/16/09 - Kimberly Scott

    "Despite the presence of the first African American in America’s highest political position, this success does not necessarily cross gender and/or social class boundaries. Importantly, women of color are less likely to enter technology fields than White females (see Goode & Margolis, 2004; Margolis & Fisher, 2003; NSF, 2006) To explain this phenomenon requires consideration of how a girl’s race, gender, social class, context, and community involvement work together to create their...

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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 Promise of Inclusion: Notes on the Cultural Work of Equity in Education

    1/13/09 - Artiles, Alfredo J.

    Discusses the principal's role in supporting equity in education

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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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    The State of Equity in Public Schools Webinar

    1/13/10 - Equity Alliance at ASU,, Kathleen King

    We will start by focusing on understanding the contexts and outcomes of disparities in access and achievement for students in the United States, and then move onto looking at how these contexts play out as de/segregation and equity issues in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Then we’ll move on to and talk about some efforts being made to address these disparities. Finally, we’ll provide some tools and information for schools as they examine their own policies and practices in their...

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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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    Tools you can use: The Mississippi Cultural Responsivity Matrix

    1/6/09 - Elaine Mulligan

    This presentation was designed to introduce the Mississippi Cultural Responsivity Matrix and encourage principals to utilize the matrix in their schools.

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    Treating different teachers differently

    1/30/10 - Chait, Robin, Miller, Raegen

    "The paper tackles what we are calling “infrastructure” or the foundation needed for states to use information about teachers,3 such as robust data systems, professional standards for teaching, and rigorous evaluation systems. It then describes how states might better coordinate their policies on evaluation, tenure, and licensure. Finally, it outlines strategies for leveraging the expertise of highly effective teachers, working proactively with moderate performers to improve their...

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    Two New Studies Show Alarming Segregation in New Jersey Schools Which May Run Afoul of State Constitution

    10/11/13 - The Civil Rights Project

    The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and the Insititute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers University-Newark today jointly released two reports finding that the racial and socioeconomic divide in New Jersy public education continues to grow unabated. While the CRP report documents the jump from 1989 to 2010 in quanitity of apartheid schools in New Jersey, the IELP study shows that extreme isolation of poor students of color is concentrated in mostly urban areas. Both studies are products of...

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    Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children and youth

    1/2/09 - Lisa Walker, Cheryl Smithgall

    "This brief presents findings from several Chapin Hall studies on vulnerable children and youth to raise the issue of what it would mean to improve academic achievement in underperforming schools. Vulnerable children and youth are those who experience crises or disruptions in their lives, often accompanied by parental absence or inability to meet their needs, such that they are likely to become involved with public systems. The brief provides evidence that a disproportionate number of these...

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    Universal Access to a Quality Education: Research and Recommendations for the Elimination of Curricular Stratification

    1/16/09 - Carol C. Burris , Kevin G. Welner , Jennifer W. Bezoza

    "the principal recommendation made here is that policy makers and educators follow the path supported by the research evidence: the elimination of curricular tracks that separate students by race, socio-economic status, or assumptions about their learning potential. That is, we recommend the elimination of curricular stratification."

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    Using data to address equity issues in special education

    1/5/09 - Ashley C. Gibb, Russell Skiba

    The increased use of data, from collection, to organization, to analysis, can seem daunting. Yet this does not have to be the case. Conventions for approaching disproportionality data have been established making the analysis and interpretation of disproportionality data more straightforward. This brief will outline those conventions and provide some tools to determine the most effective ways of collecting, organizing, and presenting disproportionality data. These tools, and the experience...

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    Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth

    1/24/10 - Martin, N., Halperin, S.

    The report focuses on two questions related to recovery programs: “What can be done to recover and reconnect our young people to opportunities for building useful lives in work, family, and citizenship; and “Who is doing what, and where, to reengage out-of-school youth while working to strengthen the communities in which they live?”. The report summarizes a variety of programs from around the United States and includes information about participants, costs of implementation, and...

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    Where are All of the Students of Color in Gifted

    6/1/09 - King, K.A., Kozleski, E.B.,& Lansdowne, K, National Association of Elementary School Principals

    New strategies are opening gifted programs to culturally and linguistically diverse students. While the efforts of the Offi ce of Civil Rights have improved educational opportunities for formerly excluded and marginalized students, there is still much work to be done to address achievement gaps and to ensure that all students are provided with high-quality education.

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    Where are All of the Students of Color in Gifted

    6/1/09 - King, K.A., Kozleski, E.B.,& Lansdowne, K, National Association of Elementary School Principals

    New strategies are opening gifted programs to culturally and linguistically diverse students. While the efforts of the Offi ce of Civil Rights have improved educational opportunities for formerly excluded and marginalized students, there is still much work to be done to address achievement gaps and to ensure that all students are provided with high-quality education.

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    Where the Girls Are: The Facts about Gender Equity in the Classroom

    1/2/09 - Christianne Corbett, Catherine Hill, Andresse St. Rose

    Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education makes clear that girls’ gains have not come at the expense of boys. In addition, the report goes beyond gender to look at other factors that influence student achievement—specifically family income level and race/ethnicity—and finds that many girls as well as boys are not acquiring the educational skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century economy. This report illustrates that while educational trends for both girls and...

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