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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...
- 1/1/05 - 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...
- 1/1/06 - Tseng, Vivian
This study sought to unpack how immigration is associated with youths' educational choices during the transition to college and adulthood. Surveys and school records were collected on 789 youth (ages 18–25) with Asian Pacific, Latino, African/Afro-Caribbean, and European backgrounds. The results indicated generational differences in educational choices, such that children of immigrants chose courses of study with higher math and science content than that of their peers with U.S.-born...
- 1/1/12 - Alliance for Excellent Education
The nation’s economy is only as strong as the educational foundation that supports it. Economic
success in the twenty-first century requires a labor force capable of demonstrating an advanced level of
both knowledge and skill. To be a true engine of growth, the nation’s education system must be
aligned with these demands. This is why the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and
Technical Educational Improvement Act of 2006 (Perkins), the nation’s largest federal investment...
- 1/31/10 - Education Law Center,
"Under federal law, states are required to ensure that homeless children have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and its limitations and describes policies that can help increase the number of homeless children included in pre-k programs. It is intended to serve as a resource for state policy makers and advocates seeking to maximize...
- 1/23/10 - Laura J. Kotloff
"Building on a long history of investments in OST learning, The Wallace Foundation launched an out-of-school learning initiative in 2003. The initiative was created to support citywide system-building efforts that could advance three interrelated goals for the OST field: improving program quality, making programs accessible to youth who need them most, and improving youth participation so more children can realize benefits. The Foundation granted funds to five cities to support their...
- 1/1/00 - Jasinski, Jana L.
Low educational attainment has been a barrier to the advancement of Hispanic Americans in the United States, and a number of explanations for this have been suggested. One group of explanations centers around Hispanic Americans' use and exposure to English. A second group of explanations focuses more on socioeconomic disadvantages facing this population. Much of the research that looks at educational attainment among Hispanic Americans, however, does not consider Hispanic group differences...
- 1/16/10 - Shannon Stagman, Janice L. Cooper
Mental health is a key component in a child’s healthy development; children need to be healthy in order to learn, grow, and lead productive lives. The mental health service delivery system in its current state does not sufficiently meet the needs of children and youth, and most who are in need of mental health services are not able to access them. With the addition of effective treatments, services, and supports, the mental health system can become better equipped to help children and...
- 1/1/09 - Metz, Steve
The author emphasizes the value of summer reading programs to students. He claimed that summer learning or reading programs are an essential factor in student learning. He cited a research on the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth which can be attributed to access to summer learning programs. The author argued that summer reading should be an integral part of lifelong learning and personal growth.
- 1/1/00 - Weis, L. & Fine, M., Ayers, William
- 1/1/03 - Ream, Robert K.
A critical issue facing U.S. schools and one with broad social implication is the persistent disparity in educational achievement between racial/ethnic groups. The achievement gap may be particularly pronounced for Mexican-Americans who constitute the vast majority of U.S. Latinos and are among the most educationally at risk of all Latino subgroups. By employing mixed-methods research techniques, this study shows that social network instability accompanying high mobility rates may contribute...
- 1/5/09 - Berdette, P
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has conducted four studies of state graduation requirements for students with disabilities. This document synthesizes findings reported in NCEO’s most recent 2007 study, Revisiting Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Youth with Disabilities: A National Study, and the comparisons they made to findings from 2002.1 The purpose of the NCEO national study was to describe current variations across states in high school exit exam...
- 1/16/09 - Richard E. Tremblay, Jean Gervais, Amélie Petitclerc
"This report pulls together what we know so far about the causes and consequences of childhood aggression, and what parents, caregivers, educators and society as a whole ought to do about it."
- 1/30/09 - Mary Terzian, Kristin Anderson Moore, Kathleen Hamilton
"Children and youth who reside in economically disadvantaged households and who live in lowresource, urban neighborhoods are more likely to lose ground in math and reading over the
summer than their middle- and upper-class peers. These children and youth often come from
ethnic minority backgrounds. This achievement gap widens as children grow older, creating
social and academic inequities. Summer learning programs are an important strategy for
narrowing the achievement gap."
- 1/1/05 - Bemak, Fred, Chung, Rita Chi-Ying, Siroskey-Sabdo, Linda A.
Twenty-first-century urban schools face unique challenges in being culturally responsive and providing quality education to culturally diverse and low-income students. The academic achievement gap for low-income and ethnic youth poses the need for new and innovative interventions by educational institutions. School counselors are in a unique position in schools to assume leadership roles in reducing academic disparity. This article discusses the experience of urban youth identified as being...
- 1/1/09 - The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Historically, education outcomes for Native America youth have fallen far short when compared with the outcomes of their peers. In 2007, the National Indian Education Study from the National Center for Education Statistics reported that “overall, the average reading scores for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) fourth- and eighth-graders showed no significant change since” the last report in 2005 “and were lower than the scores for non-AI/AN students in 2007” (Moran, Rampey...