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- 1/1/11 - Gonzales, JoEtta & Hamilton, Kori, The Equity Alliance at ASU
Bullying and harassment in schools often includes violations of federally protected civil rights. Many organizations have put forth information regarding bullying and harassment as it relates to the LGBTQ community of youth in our schools, yet the harassment of all other marginalized groups deserves attention as well. This is a pervasive issue that requires collective and immediate action by educators, and a culturally responsive approach is necessary to tackle the problem head-on. This...
- 1/24/09 - Alfredo Artiles, Beth Harry, Equity Alliance at ASU
Do bias or inappropriate practice play a role in the placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education? Is the representation of low-income students in special education programs larger than their representation in the school population at your child’s school? If the answers to these questions are yes, it is possible your child’s school may be facing a problem that is called “overrepresentation” in its special education programs. This paper is one of...
- 1/9/09 - Sullivan, Amanda L., Equity Alliance at ASU
"Every student has the right to an education free from discrimination that provides high-quality, equitable opportunities to learn. Unfortunately, sometimes individuals or systems may act in ways that violate this right. Discrimination occurs when people are treated unequally or less favorably than others because of some real or perceived characteristic. In every community and every school, discrimination exists in both intended and unintended ways. It may take the form of direct, overt...
- 1/1/03 - Nerad, Julie Cary
Discusses the calcification of race system into a visual epistemology of racial difference based largely on skin color in the U.S. Incapability of racial identity to reduce the cultural and psychological significance of race; Justification of systemic inequity and violence; Sense of identity based on family, wealth, education and others.
- 1/14/14 - Matthews, Hannah
Yet, in a very tight budget, early childhood programs made some incredible headway. The sequestration cuts to both Head Start and child care were reversed and additional funding was made available for both programs. Overall, new child care and early education investments total $1.4 billion.
- 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.
- 1/5/09 - 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...
- 1/1/14 - 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.
- 2/1/14 - Jiang, Yang; Ekono, Mercedes; Skinner, Curtis
Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 34 percent of all people in poverty. Among all children, 45 percent live in low-income families and approximately one in every five (22 percent) live in poor families. Being a child in a low-income or poor family does not happen by chance. Parental education and employment, race/ethnicity, and other factors are associated with children’s experience of economic insecurity. This fact sheet describes the...
- 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.
- 1/2/09 - Tonika Duren Green, Darlene Willis, Marsha Dodson, Martha Parham
This presentation addresses issues in ensuring student graduation and college sucess
- 2/6/14 - Lower-Basch, Elizabeth; Lee, Helly
Even after accounting for all financial aid, many low-income college students have thousands of dollars of
unmet need, even when they attend low-cost institutions such as community colleges. This need often leads students to drop out of college, or to work so many hours that it interferes with their attendance and success in classes. This is one of the factors that contribute to low rates of college completion, especially by low-income and other non-traditional students.
- 2/6/14 - nclrblog
Good news—Congress was finally able to reach an agreement on the Farm Bill, showing that, although it may be rare, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can still work in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation. But hold your applause. The bad news—the compromise that was reached cut another $8.6 billion in funding from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. And with the bill now passed through Congress and on its way to the president’s...