Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Black Star Project’s 2013 Black Male Achievement Agenda

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November 28, 2012
The Black Star Project’s  2013 Black Male Achievement Agenda

  January 2013 – National Mentoring Month – Schools, faith organizations, community organizations, fraternities and sororities, cities and states should create and manage mentoring programs during this month for young Black men. We support Susan Taylor and the National Cares Mentoring Movement as a leader in the mentoring movement in America.  The Black Star...
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Evansville school sets parental goal to improve student performance

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November 27, 2012
Evansville school sets parental goal to improve student performance

 Alan Rogers | Star-Tribune Charlene Jenkins sits in on her daughter Clara’s second-grade class Tuesday at Evansville Elementary School. A new program at the school encourages every student’s parent or guardian to observe an hour of classroom time before winter break. By ELYSIA CONNER November 23, 2012     Principal Mike Britt watched a...
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Kelvin Doe, Self-Taught Engineering Whiz From Sierra Leone, Wows MIT Experts

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November 24, 2012
Kelvin Doe, Self-Taught Engineering Whiz From Sierra Leone, Wows MIT Experts

By Hayley Hudson November 19, 2012  At the age of 13, a boy living in Sierra Leone created batteries and generators using materials he picked up around the house or from trash bins. Now, he’s wowing experts in the U.S. Kelvin Doe, now 16, became the youngest person in history to be invited to...
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The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship

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November 21, 2012
The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship

Unleashing your talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship is a new fellowship program established by Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green dedicated to improve the life outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S. It is the first fellowship program of its kind that targets social...
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Access, excellence, results

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November 20, 2012
Access, excellence, results

Beatriz Rendón on a new education paradigm                      By Beatriz Rendón May 2011 In an environment where too many educational institutions have historically failed to improve academic outcomes for students, ASU Preparatory Academy (ASU Prep) aims to defy traditional models and be the catalyst for...
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Schools Are Using Social Networking to Involve Parents

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November 19, 2012
Schools Are Using Social Networking to Involve Parents

By Nora Fleming November 7, 2012 Digital technology is providing a growing variety of methods for school leaders to connect with parents anywhere, anytime—a tactic mirroring how technology is used to engage students. Through Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and text messages sent in multiple languages, school staff members are giving parents instant updates, news,...
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States Target 3rd Grade Reading

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November 15, 2012
States Target 3rd Grade Reading

  By Erik W. Robelen At the same time that thousands of school districts nationwide are beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts, many also face new state reading policies for the early grades that call for the identification of struggling readers, require interventions to help them, and, in some...
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Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform

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November 15, 2012
Culture, Not Curriculum, May be Key to High School Reform

School leaders can improve student achievement by empowering teachers and engaging parents, one expert says. By Kelsey Sheehy November 12, 2012 Resurrecting a struggling high school is more about changing culture than curriculum, according to Charles Payne, a University of Chicago professor and affiliate of the university’s Urban Education Institute. Schools should be places...
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Mayor of Osaka, Japan Mandates Saturday School

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November 14, 2012
Mayor of Osaka, Japan Mandates Saturday School

Thatcher fan in Japan orders school on Saturdays after teenagers terrorise city The unorthodox mayor of Osaka, Toru Hashimoto, expressed admiration for the education reforms implemented by Margaret Thatcher in Britain in the 1980s Photo: PA     By Julian Ryall, Tokyo 6:37AM GMT 12 Nov 2012  The unorthodox mayor of Osaka has announced...
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Black females represent the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice population

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November 13, 2012
Black females represent the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice population

VOICES     Expand the School to Prison Pipeline Conversation to Include Black Girls October 5, 2012   by Monique Morris Black females represent the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice population. Black females also experienced the most dramatic rise in middle school suspension rates in recent years. Six-year old girls have been arrested in Georgia...
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