Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dropout Signs Can Be Spotted Early Among Frequent School Ditchers — Report

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August 30, 2012
Dropout Signs Can Be Spotted Early Among Frequent School Ditchers — Report

  By Joy Resmovits 08/29/2012 12:01 am It’s the second day of school in Chaparral High School, a day assistant principal Todd Peterson calls “the second happiest day in the world for all the kids.” “They’re measuring everybody up and they’re making the decisions, one, if they like the teacher, and two, if they like...
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Fathers urged to take children to school

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August 30, 2012
Fathers urged to take children to school

  By Cleveland Tinker Special to the Guardian Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Fathers across the U.S. will be participating in the Million Father March Day again this year to show their commitment and dedication to being involved in the education of their children. The annual march will take place Tuesday, the first day of...
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Tens of Thousands of Chicago Black Students Attend Some of the Worst-Performing Schools in America

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August 27, 2012
Tens of Thousands of Chicago Black Students Attend Some of the Worst-Performing Schools in America

Chicago has become ground zero for the destruction of the minds, hearts, spirits and bodies of African America students in American schools. More Black children are suspended, expelled and arrested in Chicago schools than in any other city in America. More Black students died by gunfire in Chicago than in any other American city and maybe any...
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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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August 26, 2012
The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Elena Aguilar August 20, 2012 When I first started teaching and was overwhelmed by the demands and complexity of the job, my survival strategy was simply to take all the advice that came my way and implement it. So when my wise mentor suggested that after the first day of school I call all...
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Worrying About My Black Boy’s Future in America

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August 26, 2012
Worrying About My Black Boy’s Future in America

   By Allison R. Brown August 19, 2012  Like other parents, we worry about a lot. We want him to use his smarts for good. Do we coddle him too much? We want him to be tough and kind, but assertive and gentle, and not mean. His boundaries of independent exploration are radiating outward,...
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In Chicago, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Supports the Million Father March

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August 24, 2012
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‘Critical’ for fathers to take their children to school   August 22, 2012 - As the first day of school approaches, Sept. 4, for all schools not on Track E, a group of more than one million American men were expected to take to the streets this year across the country as part of the...
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Leadership & Sustainability Institute for Black Male Achievement

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August 22, 2012
Leadership & Sustainability Institute for Black Male Achievement

Strong Leaders + Strong Organizations = A Strong Black Male Achievement Field  Black Male Achievement Fellows Get Harlem Children’s Zone Lesson in Leadership & Sustainability    Click Here to Meet the 2012 Class of Black Male Achievement Fellows. Shawn Dove, Campaign Manager for the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement   By...
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Young, Gifted and Gabby

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August 20, 2012
Young, Gifted and Gabby

 Gabby Douglas – Our champion and pioneer of women’s gymnastics 11 August 2012 Young, Gifted & Black Series By Taki S. Raton   Gabrielle (Gabby) Christina Victoria Douglas She took the lead on Thursday, August 2, 2012 in London that would claim notable writings in national, global and most significantly in African American sports...
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Black Chicago Parents Help Turn Around Struggling School

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August 20, 2012
Black Chicago Parents Help Turn Around Struggling School

    The evolving success story at Chicago’s Spencer Elementary By Lauren FitzPatrick, August 19, 2012 Don’t play with the Spencer kids. Shawn L. Jackson heard his grandmother’s warning as a child visiting her home in Austin. The son of teachers, Jackson was sent to her house near the school now called Spencer Elementary...
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This Saturday’s Parent Revolution Episode: “The Real Police” tell Current American Policemen How To Stop Violence In Cities

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August 17, 2012
This Saturday’s Parent Revolution Episode: “The Real Police” tell Current American Policemen How To Stop Violence In Cities

Murders Are Up 28% in Chicago – Top Cop says, “Our Policing Strategies Are Working!” ——————————————————————–  “The Real Police” tell Current American Policemen How To Stop Violence In Cities  on Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:00 PM Chicago Time On WVON -1690 AM Former Police Officer John Batson Former Police Officer Howard Saffold. Former Detective David...
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