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Pain suffered by Black boys and young men in report

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November 22, 2013
Pain suffered by Black boys and young men in report

By Kush Azrael November 6, 2013 The plight of Black males has been studied for decades. Black males are falling further behind other groups in health, education and employment. A new report by Cleveland based Policy Bridge looks at the struggles of Black boys and young men trying to find their place in society. Usually...
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Mandatory school age could fall from 7 to 5 in Illinois

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February 25, 2013
Mandatory school age could fall from 7 to 5 in Illinois

(Tribune illustration)  By Gary Marx and David Jackson, Chicago Tribune reporters February 11, 2013| In a move aimed at countering Chicago’s crisis in K-8 truancy and absenteeism, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford has introduced legislation to lower Illinois’ compulsory school age from 7 to 5. Experts say it is critical to establish the habit of...
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Arizona kids’ vocabulary skills lagging

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December 11, 2012
Arizona kids’ vocabulary skills lagging

By Melissa Leu  Dec 6, 2012 Arizona students’ vocabulary skills are below the national average, according to results from a nationwide student assessment released this week. The findings come from fourth- and eighth-grade results on the 2009 and 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and...
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Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement

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October 14, 2012
Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement

   October 01, 2012 Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement (Shawn Dove is campaign manager for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement at the Open Society Foundations. This post is adapted from the foreword to Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, released on Monday by the...
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Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: It’s Time to Look Beyond the Classroom

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July 31, 2012
Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: It’s Time to Look Beyond the Classroom

   Teachers are important, but students’ environment matters too  by Sian Beilock, Ph.D. in Choke August 27, 2010 The Black-White achievement gap is alive and well in the United States. Take New York City as an example. According to a recent article in the New York Times, in the city’s 3rd-8th grades, 40% of...
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International Study Shows Payments to Parents Best Way to Increase Student Success

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May 30, 2012
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  To Educate Children, We Have To Teach Their Parents   We can improve education in poor countries by showing parents the importance of schooling. Nobel laureates are considering three strategies to improve education in the developing world. Here, a government school in India.  (Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images)  By Bjørn Lomborg Thursday, May 10, 2012  In...
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Blacks, Hispanics have different educational needs

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May 6, 2012
Blacks, Hispanics have different educational needs

By Richard Whitmire http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/ In late March, a panel of 10 education experts gathered in Washington to nominate four most-improved urban school districts for a national education prize. What should have been a routine review of student data, however, suddenly took a new direction. First, one member on the review panel for the annual...
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Schott Foundation Reports Major Educational “Redlining” in New York City

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April 19, 2012
Schott Foundation Reports Major Educational “Redlining” in New York City

School district inequities are barrier to quality education for New York City’s poor, Black and Hispanic students, Schott Foundation report finds FOR RELEASE: April 17, 2012 In New York City public schools, a student’s educational outcomes and opportunity to learn are statistically more determined by where he or she lives than their abilities, according...
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1 Out of 45 Children Are Homeless in United States

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March 18, 2012
1 Out of 45 Children Are Homeless in United States

Dec 15, 2011 1 out of 45 Children Homeless, Says Report ABC News’ Tom Shine and Amy Bingham report: The congressional hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building was lit brightly, all warm and cozy. The chairs around the witness table were comfortable, and a bottle of water was set before each place....
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Drug Policy as Race Policy: Best Seller Galvanizes the Debate

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March 9, 2012
Drug Policy as Race Policy: Best Seller Galvanizes the Debate

The New York Times March 7, 2012 Garry McCarthy, a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, did not expect to hear anything too startling when he appeared at a conference on drug policy organized last year by an African-American minister in Newark, where he was the police director. Ben Garvin for The New York Times...
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