The overuse of out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and school-based arrests across has pushed many youths -- especially those of color -- out of school and into jail. The Advancement Project’s action kit is intended to help parents, youth, advocates and educators address the school-to-prison pipeline so they can create better learning environments. Read more>.
In a LA Times column, Rutgers University Professors Saul Rubinstein and Charles Heckscher criticize the "blame the teachers" attitude that is influencing today's policymaking and education reform. Rather than 'waiting for Superman,' they argue, we should be collaborating with him.
Since President Obama took office, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Right (OCR) has significantly outperformed its Bush era counterpart, writes Nandra Kareem Nittle, a reporter on race relations.
Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education
Poverty is not a learning disability. Poor kids can achieve, poor kids can thrive, under the right conditions. Our challenge as a nation is to make sure that we put those learning conditions in place.
And that’s the bottom line. It is our responsibility to give ALL children equal access to the resources they need to achieve and thrive academically, socially and civically.
By Tina Dove
National Director, Opportunity to Learn Campaign
The National Opportunity to Learn Campaign wants to give a shout out to Education Nation host Brian Williams for setting the record straight on opportunity for young children.
Senior Research Consultant, The Schott Foundation for Public Education
A recent report from the College Board documented that SAT scores correlate to family income, which in turn depends on parental education: