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Dyson on Peterson

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Punishment or Child Abuse? By MICHAEL ERIC DYSON SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — THE indictment last week of the N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson by a Texas grand jury for reckless or negligent injury to a child has set into relief the harmful disciplinary practices of some black families. Mr. Peterson used a “switch,” … Continue reading


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The Importance of Building Trust in Schools for Black Male Students

THE BLOG Stuart Rhoden 09/16/14 04:04 PM ET It is Fall. That means back to school time. You can see it in the stores, on TV commercials, and in the anxious looks of teachers and students heading back through the school house gates. In social media, and increasingly in regular media, it seems every day … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: 90 city schools failed to pass a single black or Hispanic student on state tests, study shows

STEPHEN REX BROWN, BEN CHAPMAN 2 Sep 02:30 AM SPENCER GRANT/GETTY IMAGES Black and Hispanic kids saw better scores on this year’s tests comp­ared with 2013, but the racial achievement gap widened anyway, an analysis shows. Dozens of public schools across the city failed to pass even a single black or Hispanic student on this … Continue reading

The Root Cause Of The Black-White Learning Gap

FORBES 2 Days Ago by James Marshall Crotty I received an email from school choice advocates, the impressive Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), a few days back, exclaiming that they were “appalled and dismayed at the discovery that at least 90 public schools in New York City failed to pass a single Black or … Continue reading

Office of Black Male Student Achievement

Share MediaShow Caption EDUCATION Unique program aims to close achievement gap Lindsey Seavert, KARE 13 hours ago Facebook Twitter Google Plus more MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – The leaders inside Minneapolis Public Schools knew only a drastic move could change the course of the district’s achievement gap and the disparities of its lowest performing students. MPS is … Continue reading

The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

THE BLOG The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care Marian Wright Edelman 09/05/14 05:50 PM ET Across the country it’s back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children — especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins … Continue reading

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