This post, Why Aren’t We Talking About This? by Emily Talmage speaks of the institutionalized racism contained within our system of education, especially in the charter school setting. She states: “When I was twenty-five, I interviewed at a charter school in Brooklyn. Before I sat down to talk to the dean, I observed a kindergarten […]Read More Institutionalized Racism Through Education
On Sep 13, 2016 this blog, We Have a Poverty Crisis in Education by Kristina Birdsong was posted and was recently sent out again. In it Ms. Birdsong states: “What is the impact of poverty on students? Students living in poverty struggle in ways most others do not. They face a plethora of issues, including […]Read More Ignorance Is A Condition Of Lack Of Education Not Poverty
NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) sent this e-mail: 2017 Test Boycott Numbers Remain High; Parents from all Demographics Continue to Reject Test & Punish System It states: ” Over 225,000 parents across the state, including tens of thousands of first-time refusers, rejected the state’s test-and-punish system, as evidenced by a third consecutive year of […]Read More Eliminate the Gap To End The Poverty
The article “Rochester City School officials say despite disappointing test results, they will stay the course” by Randy Gorbman quotes Superintendent Deane-Williams as saying, “We are going to stay the course. We are going to continue the strategies that we put in place this year, which include additional focus on improving reading, writing and mathematics […]Read More Will We Ever Learn?
Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Early Childhood Personnel Center AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. SUMMARY: On April 19, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 18447) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the Personnel Development to Improve […]Read More From The Federal Register
This article, Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money Black and Latino students have seen the most dramatic improvements, significantly narrowing the graduation gap with their white peers by Amadou Diallo states: “BUFFALO, N.Y. — When 18-year-old Karolina Espinosa looks back to her freshman year […]Read More Will Rochester “Say Yes” For Its Students
This article appeared in the Rochester Business Journal: City Skills brings STEM experiences to city youth by Gino Fanelli “Amid a small crowd of city school youth at the Rochester MUSEUM and Science Center, Mayor Lovely Warren stands close to Douglass student Smiley Samuel, the pair carefully manipulating construction paper into a makeshift windmill. Eventually […]Read More Less Is Not Always More