Study Finds Racial Disparities in MA Discipline Policies OTL Newsletter-- February 8, 2012
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February 8, 2012

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NECIR Logo Racial Disparities in MA School Discipline Policies
In the 2009-2010 school year, more than 190,000 school days were lost to out-of-school suspensions and expulsions in Massachusetts, according to an analysis of the effects of 'zero-tolerance' discipline policies from The New England Center for Investigative Journalism. And like national statistics, harsh discipline measures in MA are disproportionately meted out to minority students. Read more >

Pedro Nogeura 
When Dire Statistics Lose Their Shock Value

Worse than the dire academic and achievement statistics for our nation's male students of color is the notion that those dismal numbers are repeated so often that they lose their shock value and, consequently, their ability to inspire action. Pedro Noguera criticizes education reform efforts that seek to "save" young male students of color by separating them from the rest of the population in single-sex schools or classrooms. Instead we should be working to close the underlying opportunity gap. Read more>

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AQE issues report and leads protest in Albany for more Pre-K funding in NY
The report, Frozen Funding Leads to Cracks in the Foundation, details how the state's under-investment in Pre-K programs incurs long-term costs for society and disproportionately harms students of color. Education advocates then rallied at the state capital Tuesday, urging the state to put in $53 million in funding for early care and education programs. Check out the report below in "Resources." Read more>


AQE Report

Report: Frozen Funding Leads to Cracks in the Foundation

This report from the Alliance for Quality Education, Citizen Action of New York and Winning Beginning of New York, shows the drastic cuts in funding for New York early care and education programs. Increased funding would save the state the cost of remedial education and help close the achievement gap between students of color and their white peers.  Read more>

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Funding Tool for MA schools
This interactive tool from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center breaks down education funding in each MA district, comparing the districts' actual funding to what the state deems necessary to provide a quality education. How does your district measure up? Read more>


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