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Category: family leadership, family partnership

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    Amoretta Morris: Five Questions with Casey

    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.

  • Basic Facts about Low-Income Children

    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...

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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.

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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.

  • College Student Eligibility

    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.

  • Congress Just Put a Price on the Health of Our Children

    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...

  • Encouraging Meaningful Parent/Educator Collaboration: A Review of Recent Literature

    7/1/11 - Hedeen, Timothy; Moses, Phillip; Peter, Marshall

    All parents can and should participate meaningfully in their children’s education, including those whose children receive special education services. The value of parent participation has been recognized under law since 1975, most recently as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (Coots, 2007). Many scholars and professionals in the field of special education have explored various approaches to collaboration since then, and research has demonstrated the benefits for...

  • Evidence of Learning at Seattle's South Shore School

    11/1/13

    In the 2011-2012 school year, South Shore enrolled approximately 700 students in grades pre-K through 8. Students at South Shore are predominantly African-American and Asian and are drawn mostly from southeastern Seattle.

  • In the Best Interest of the Child: Individualized Education Program Meets When Parents Are In Conflict

    2/1/14 - Feinberg, Edward

    When divergent views between families and local educational agency (LEA) staff cause deadlock in the IEP process, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) makes available a continuum of dispute resolution options. These options range from collaborative approaches, e.g., mediation, to more adversarial ones, such as written State complaints and due process hearing requests.

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    Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and Quality

    11/1/13 - Schmidt, Stephanie; Matthews, Hannah

    High quality early care and education can play a critical role in promoting young children’s early learning and success in life, while also supporting families’ economic security.1 Young children at highest risk of educational failure – those experiencing poverty and related circumstances that may limit early learning experiences – benefit the most from high quality early care and education programs.2 This fact sheet provides information about the percentages of young children in...

  • National Child and Youth Well-Being Index

    1/1/13

    The Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) is an evidence-based composite measure of trends over time in the quality of life of America’s children from birth up to the 18th birthday. The Index comprises Key Indicators associated with different stages of the first two decades of life.

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    Obama Lauds Pledges to Expand College Opportunities

    1/16/14 - Calmes, Jackie

    Mobilized by the Obama administration, and egged on by both the president and the first lady, scores of college presidents along with corporate and nonprofit leaders on Thursday promised initiatives and grants toward enrolling and graduating more low-income minority students.

  • Parent Engagement from Preschool through Grade 3: A Guide for Policymakers

    9/1/13 - Smith, Sheila; Robbins, Taylor; Stagman, Shannone; Mathur; Disha

    Parent engagement in children's education is increasingly viewed as an essential support to children's learning in early care and education programs and throughout the school years.

  • Reconnecting Child Development and Child Welfare: Evolving Perspectives on Residential Placement

    3/1/13 - The Annie C. Casey Foundation
  • Social Policy Report: Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices

    1/1/13 - Odom, Samuel L.

    Multilingualism is an international fact of life, with roughly 2/3 of the world's population estimated to understand and speak two or more languages.

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    Steps to Success: Communicating with Your Child's School

    1/1/13 - CADRE

    If you have a child who is receiving special education services, you're more than likely to be very involved with your child's school and teachers - including planning, reviewing, and assessing your child's educational program. Over time, you will learn a lot about the special education process and how to communicate and negotiate on your child's behalf.

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