Wraparound student supports

"We're Not Even Allowed to Ask for Help"

Publication Date: 
Wed, 2012-02-22
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

In "We're Not Even Allowed to Ask," The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families dubunks the myth of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) as model minority students and shows they face the same opportunity and achievement gaps as other minority groups in New York City schools. 

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Arkansas OTL - Bill Kopsky: 8 Characteristics of Successful School Systems

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2012-02-21

Arkansas Public Policy Panel Executive Director Bill Kopsky outlines 8 characteristics of effective school systems that guarantee every child has an opportunity to learn. This clip is excerpted from a longer television workshop on the Arkansas dropout rate that aired in November on AETN - the Arkansas PBS affiliate. 

Arkansas Public Policy Panel Executive Director Bill Kopsky outlines 8 characteristics of effective school systems that guarantee every child has an opportunity to learn. This clip is excerpted from a longer television workshop on the Arkansas dropout rate that aired in November on AETN - the Arkansas PBS affiliate. 

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John Jackson and Diane Ravitch: Supporting Our Teachers (Part 4)

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-08-16

John Jackson, President and CEO of the Schott Foundation, and education historian Diane Ravitch reflect together on how our society has come to demonize public school teachers. How is it that people doing some of the most important work of our society are being abused, ashamed and humiliated? Doesn't this have to stop? Part 4 of 4.

Filmed and produced by the National Council of Churches Committee on Public Education and Literacy.

John Jackson and Diane Ravitch: Public Schools and the Common Good (Part 2)

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-08-16

Education historian Diane Ravitch and John Jackson, President and CEO of the Schott Foundation consider what appears to be a timetable for the destruction of America's system of public education and the imposition of competitive programs that create winners and losers, when the mission of public schools is to serve every child. Part 2 of 4.

Filmed and produced by the National Council of Churches Committee on Public Education and Literacy.

John Jackson and Diane Ravitch: Educational Opportunity for All (Part 1)

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-08-16

John Jackson, President and CEO of the Schott Foundation, and education historian Diane Ravitch discuss why our society must rise to the challenge of providing educational opportunity for every child in public schools. Part 1 of 4.

Filmed and produced by the National Council of Churches Committee on Public Education and Literacy.

Why the Market Mindset is Wrong for Education

Publication Date: 
Wed, 2012-01-25

Michael Diedrich, policy analyst for Minesota 2020, explains why quality education is unlike other goods and services provided by the competitive market and why market-based education policy is the wrong approach for reform. 

Michael Diedrich, policy analyst for Minesota 2020, explains why quality education is unlike other goods and services provided by the competitive market and why market-based education policy is the wrong approach for reform. 

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ELC demands investigation into neglected emergency school repair projects

Education Law Center has issued a sharp letter to the NJ Department of Education asking why hundreds of emergency projects submitted in June 2011 from districts across the state have languished unapproved by the School Development Authority.

Hundreds of requests for emergency health and safety repair projects in New Jersey's urban schools have gone unanswered under Gov. Chris Christie's administration. And Education Law Center is demanding an explanation.

School-to-Prison Pipeline Toolkit

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2011-12-01
Type: 
toolkits

From our Opportunity to Learn Campaign, the School-to-Prison Pipeline Toolkit includes an overview, talking points, key data and resources – everything you'll need to advocate for a fair and substantive opportunity to learn for all children.

Starving America's Public Schools: How Budget Cuts and Policy Mandates are Hurting our Nation's Students

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2011-10-13
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

This report looks at America's Pre-K-12 public schools -- from the perspective of what Americans are reading and hearing in their local newspapers and media broadcasts. Sifting through these on-the-ground accounts revealed that there is indeed a growing crisis in America's public schools that hinges on two factors: state austerity budgets that cut funds from services to students and families, and new policies redirecting tax dollars meant for public schools to charters. 

At the Edge: A Survey of New York State School Superintendents on Fiscal Matters

Publication Date: 
Sat, 2011-10-01

At the Edge finds that 80 percent of the districts surveyed eliminated teaching positions and more than half were forced to increase class sizes as a result of the state's $1.3 billion cut. It's plain and simple, school cuts HURT. The hurt is even greater because New York students are being robbed of learning opportunities as part of a budget pushed by Gov. Cuomo that gives millionaires a $5 billion tax break. Read and share the report. Stay informed. New York's example can't be repeated in other states.

 

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