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- 1/28/07 - Dianne L. Ferguson, Audrey Desjarlais, Gwen Meyer, Equity Alliance at ASU
The purpose of education is to ensure that every student gains access to knowledge, skills, and information that will prepare them to contribute to America’s communities and workplaces. This central purpose is made more challenging as schools must accommodate students with ever more diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests. For students with disabilities, achieving this common purpose means thinking again about the consequences of special and general education as separate systems, and...
- 1/3/09 - Joseph G. Kosciw, Elizabeth M. Diaz
"GLSEN's biennial National School Climate Survey is the only national survey to document the experiences of students who identify as LGBT in America's secondary schools."
- 1/3/09 - Joseph G. Kosciw, Elizabeth M. Diaz, Emily A. Greytak
"GLSEN's biennial National School Climate Survey is the only national survey to document the experiences of students who identify as LGBT in America's secondary schools. The 2007 survey includes responses from 6,209 LGBT students between the ages of 13 and 21 from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data collection was conducted through community-based groups, online outreach, and targeted advertising on the social networking site MySpace."
- 1/5/09 - Annie E. Casey Foundation,
This 19th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families. This year, the KIDS COUNT Data Book essay, “A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform,” looks at the nearly 100,000 youth confined to juvenile facilities on any given night in the United States, and what can be done to reduce unnecessary and inappropriate detention and incarceration and increase opportunities for positive youth...
- 1/5/09 - Annie E. Casey Foundation,
The 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book profiles the well-being of America’s children on a state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 key measures of child well-being. The Data Book essay calls for a “data revolution” that uses timely and reliable information to track the progress and improve the lives of vulnerable children.
- 1/2/10 - U.S. Department of Education,
"This blueprint builds on the significant reforms already made in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 around four areas: (1) Improving teacher and principal effectiveness to ensure that every classroom has a great teacher and every school has a great leader; (2) Providing information to families to help them evaluate and improve their children’s schools, and to educators to help them improve their students’ learning; (3) Implementing college- and career-ready...
- 1/1/93 - Takaki, R.
- 1/1/94 - Ferguson, P. M.
- 1/1/04 - Burke, J. Bruce, Johnstone, Michelle
The American aspiration for higher education as a road to a better life for everyone is threatened. As the economic and social gap between the upper third of the population and the bottom third widens, so access to better education, especially to higher education, becomes increasingly difficult to achieve. The traditional role of hope in the American Democratic Dream of a just and fair society is being eroded, as increasing numbers of Americans are marginalized, jailed, recruited into...
- 1/14/09 - Wyner, J., Bridgeland, J., Diulio, J.
This report discusses new and original research on this extraordinary population of students. Our findings come from three federal databases that during the past 20 years have tracked students in elementary and high school, college, and graduate school. The following principal findings about high-achieving lower-income students are important for policymakers, educators, business leaders, the media, and civic leaders to understand and explore as schools, communities, states, and the nation...
- 1/5/09 - Foundation for Child Development,
"The centerpiece of the Foundation for Child Development's 2007 Annual Report, All Our Children? The Health and Education of Children of Immigrants is an essay by Alexandra Fuenmayor Starr. Ms. Starr writes about U.S. immigration policy for Slate, The New Republic, and The American Scholar. Her essay, "The Dividends of Investing Early: Why We Need to Help the Youngest Children of Immigrants," argues that young children of immigrants, over 90 percent of whom are citizens, will have a large...
- 1/14/09 - The Federal Intreragency Forum on Child and Family Statistics,
Statistical data on children and families collected through the coordination and integration of 22 federal agencies. Indicators are organized into seven sections: Family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
- 1/2/09 - Laura Goe
"As the federal education focus shifts from highly qualified teachers to highly effective teachers, a systemic approach to recruiting, supporting, and evaluating teachers is necessary to ensure that all students have access to highly effective teachers."
- 1/9/10 - Michael F. Petrilli, Janie Scull
"In this report, we identify public schools whose doors are effectively closed to poor children. These institutions—generally found in wealthy urban enclaves or well-heeled suburbs—educate many of the children of America’s elite while proudly waving the “public school” flag. But they hardly embody the “common school” ideal. In fact, by exclusively serving well-off children, they are arguably more private—certainly more exclusive—than many elite private schools, which, after...
- 1/3/09 - Kirsch, I., Braun, H., Yamamoto, K., Sum, A.
This report “looks at the convergence of three powerful sociological and economical forces that are changing our nation's future: (a) substantial disparities in skill levels (reading and math); (b) seismic economic changes (widening wage gaps); and (c) sweeping demographic changes (less education, lower skills). (The authors show that) there is little chance that economic opportunities will improve among key segments of our population if we follow our current path. To date, educational...