Friday, February 20, 2015

Noam Chomsky on standardized testing and its effect on students | Seattle Education

Noam Chomsky on standardized testing and its effect on students | Seattle Education:



Noam Chomsky on standardized testing and its effect on students

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“The assessment itself is completely artificial,” Chomsky asserts. “It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential . . . It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving a rank.”


Newark Students' Protest Gets Them Meeting with Superintendent | NJTV News #OccupyNPS #OurNewark

Newark Students' Protest Gets Them Meeting with Superintendent | NJTV News | Public Media New Jersey:



Newark Students’ Protest Gets Them Meeting with Superintendent






 By Brenda Flanagan

Correspondent
Yessenia Vera checked in with her daughter via Skype this morning after 15-year-old Gabrielle finished breakfast in the Newark School superintendent’s office, along with seven other teens from the Newark Students Union, who locked themselves in there Tuesday night. The students live-streamed all their occupation activities, like arguing about food with administrators.
The administrators delivered it, and the protesters vowed not to leave until state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson met with them and promised to attend the next school advisory board meeting.
“Newark is a tough city. So without the support of our superintendent, or our superintendent who doesn’t listen to us or refuses to speak to us, it’s like, we feel like we don’t matter and it’s just a business and a job for her. Yeah, it’s tiring, but we know that it’s the right thing to do,” Gabrielle said.
“I’m very proud of her, very proud of all of them. Because they’re speaking up for themselves. It’s their education on the line. It’s not Cami’s education on the line, it’s their education. It’s not Chris Christie’s kids on the line, it’s theirs,” Yessenia said.
Anderson — a Chris Christie appointee — swept in three years ago, implementing a controversial reform plan called One Newark. Many in the community complained they felt disenfranchised, disrespected. She’s drawn fire from state and local politicians who stepped forward yesterday to call for Anderson’s resignation and support the students occupying the superintendent’s office.
“And I applaud the efforts of our young people who are enacting their democratic rights to oppose what is happening here in this city and we are not gonna allow them to be starved, to be arrested. Bull Connor does not live in the city of Newark,” said Newark Mayor Ras Baraka.
The students didn’t get starved or arrested, but they did finally get their meeting — spending an hour with Anderson this morning.
The superintendent afterward released a statement noting, “The conversation was productive, and we see this as a promising step towards an ongoing constructive dialogue where both sides are heard and valuable learning time is not compromised.”
But the students disagreed, cited what they called Anderson’s “…continued inability to have an open and constructive dialogue with us, she has inevitably created a deep mistrust against the administration and its policies.”
New Jersey Communities United says Anderson even refused to attend future board meetings.
“It’s a democratic process in which people disagree with you and Newark Students' Protest Gets Them Meeting with Superintendent | NJTV News | Public Media New Jersey:

Oakland Schools Report Fewer Dropouts, Higher Reading Levels With ‘Restorative Justice’ « CBS San Francisco

Oakland Schools Report Fewer Dropouts, Higher Reading Levels With ‘Restorative Justice’ « CBS San Francisco:



Oakland Schools Report Fewer Dropouts, Higher Reading Levels With ‘Restorative Justice’








 OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – The Oakland Unified School District is reporting good results with a new approach to discipline. Instead of punishing students, they are forcing them to face their issues, head on.

At Edna Brewer Middle School, suspensions are down considerably, only 4 so far this year, compared to about 18 at this time last year. Principal Sam Pasarow credits a new system called restorative justice.
KPIX 5 sat down with six peer mediators who showed how restorative justice works. Instead of the kneejerk reaction of suspending a student for something like fighting, they’re sent to a circle.
“We bring those two people into a room, along with witnesses that have seen the fights to share their side of what happened,” said Jasmine Vo, a student at Edna Brewer Middle.
They also deal with bullying and social media issues.
“Usually people are really willing to talk about it,” said students Julia Hopkins.
Student Simon Sotomey recalled, “Last year we had a conflict where two people got in a fight. To this day I see them hanging around each other.”
Oakland Unified said restorative justice is working district-wide. After ten years of gradual implementation, the district released its first report that points to results: creating a sense of community at schools has dropped absenteeism, increased reading levels and reduced dropout rates. It’s also fairer.
“Clearly we see suspension rates going down. We’ve even seen racially disproportionate discipline of African-Americans eliminated in some of our schools,” said program manager David Yusem.
A researcher from Florida sat in on this interview with KPIX 5, as this form of discipline gets national attention.
Principal Pasarow says the bottom line, “Punishing the bad out of kids doesn’t work.”
But this approach is not necessarily touchy-feely either. “It’s a lot more difficult than being punished. To have to sit across the circle from the person you harmed,” Yusem said.
They don’t see many repeat offenders, maybe because what students learn in the circle they’re using in the halls.
“They get to understand what they did wrong and what the other person did wrong. They get to come up with agreements of what they can do better,” said student Theodore Mates-Muchin.Oakland Schools Report Fewer Dropouts, Higher Reading Levels With ‘Restorative Justice’ « CBS San Francisco:

Newark student protestors to end four-day sit-in against superintendent | #OccupyNPS #OurNewark

Newark student protestors to end four-day sit-in against superintendent | NJ.com:



Newark student protestors to end four-day sit-in against superintendent



URGENT UPDATE!!! NEWARKERS PLEASE COME TO 2 CEDAR STREET AT 5:30 TODAY TO CELEBRATE!
After nearly four days occupying the offices of Cami Anderson, Newark students are claiming victory. Students and community organizers will exit 2 Cedar Street at 5:30 pm!
WHAT BECAME MOST CLEAR DURING THE WEEK IS THAT THE ESCALATION TO DEMAND LOCAL CONTROL MOVING FORWARD WILL DIRECTLY TARGET “THE DECIDER”, GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE.


NEWARK — The Newark Student Union will end its demonstration demanding superintendent Cami Anderson's resignation after four days of occupying the district's administrative offices, the group announced today.
The students will leave the district's central office located at 2 Cedar Street at 5:30 p.m. where they will speak to the press and "claim victory," the group said in a statement.
The Newark group's announcement arrives hours after Anderson met with the students for about an hour, according to the district.
Newark Public Schools' spokeswoman Brittany Chord Parmley said in a statement the meeting was "productive."
"The conversation was productive, and we see this as a promising step towards an ongoing constructive dialogue where both sides are heard and valuable learning time is not compromised," she said.
Today was the first time Anderson has entered the central office, according to the district. Parmley said in an interview that the superintendent has not been working from the district's central office over the last few days and has instead been conducting school visits.
The Newark Student Union confirmed the meeting in a statement but said the superintendent has created "deep mistrust" against the district's policies.
"At this point, the students remain committed to the demand that she resign immediately and return to the monthly public school board meetings beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24th," the organization said. "We must continue the dialogue and develop a process for selecting her replacement."
The small group of student activists have been demonstrating since Tuesday night, when they gathered on the 8th floor of the Newark Public Schools' headquarters, where Anderson's and other administrators' offices are located. The students, who are demanding Anderson's resignation, have stayed in the building, despite school district attempts to have their parents remove them.
Local politicians, including Anderson-critic Mayor Ras Baraka have thrown their support behind the student group.
The protest comes as state officials are deciding whether or not to renew the superintendent's contract. In an interview yesterday, New Jersey Education Commissioner David Hespe said the state is in the "final stages" of making a Newark student protestors to end four-day sit-in against superintendent | NJ.com:

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THE MEETING WITH CAMI ANDERSON? #OccupyNPS #OurNewark



WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THE MEETING WITH CAMI ANDERSON? 



Here's the statement from the Newark Students Union:


"After 65 hours of occupation, we, the Newark Students Union, met with the state-appointed Superintendent of the Newark Public Schools, Cami Anderson, in regards to her lack of communication with the students, parents, and the broader community of Newark, NJ. Due to her continued inability to have an open and constructive dialogue with us, she has inevitably created a deep mistrust against the administration and its policies. In the hour-long meeting, Anderson refused to commit to attending the school advisory board meeting on Tuesday, February 24th, at Shabazz X High School. Anderson has not attended a public board meeting for nine months, further distancing her from re-establishing a productive relationship with the community she serves. Failure to attend the board meeting will result in a follow-up action from students, parents, teachers, and the community.”

Parent Trigger Fails At Anaheim Elementary School

Parent Trigger Fails At Anaheim Elementary School:



‘Parent Trigger” Fails At An Anaheim, California, Elementary School






 Virginia Tibbetts is a teacher with 26 years of experience in California public schools. This is her account of the Anaheim City School District’s school board meeting and ACSD’s rejection of Parent Revolution’s ‘parent trigger’ petition to convert Palm Lane Elementary School from a fully publicly-funded and -run public school into a charter school. She attended the school board meeting in person.

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The board room of the Anaheim City School District was packed this evening, February 19, with people from various factions, all there with one purpose: to hear the report from Superintendent Dr. Linda Wagner and her cabinet regarding the verification of signatures collected and turned in on January 15 to restart Palm Lane Elementary School as a charter under the Parent Trigger Law.
After this presentation, the trustees would vote to either approve or refuse the petition. The Board President, Bob Gardner, motioned that the time limit for one subject be lengthened from 20 minutes, as per board policy, to 90, so everyone could have time to speak. Speaking during this 90 minutes were mostly parents, both for and against the petition. Many of these parents spoke with much emotion, but whether they supported the trigger law or not, all spoke highly of their children’s teachers from Palm Lane.

The California School Employee Association and the Anaheim Elementary Education Association only sent up one representative as they wanted the parents to be heard. [Former California State Senator and author of the Parent Trigger law] Gloria Romero and her lawyer each spoke. Her lawyer, Robert Lome, said he had 11 affidavits from petitioners who swore they did not offer any gifts for signing. CSEA also had 7 affidavits of parents who swore they were coerced with gifts of after-school tutoring and iPads for their signatures. These Parent Trigger Fails At Anaheim Elementary School:

Newark Students Wage War with Anderson #OccupyNPS #OurNewark

Newark Students Wage War with Anderson:



Newark Students Wage War with Anderson



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The rising tide against March's debut of the statewide PARCC test may have helped fuel the Newark Students Union Feb. 18 sit-in here at the Newark Public Schools' Central Office.
Up to 12 NSU students, parents and NJ Communities United college students-activists have been sitting in State District Superintendent Cami Anderson's office here a 2 Cedar St. since 8:30 p.m.

The group, according to eyewitnesses, had left en masse from the NPS Board of Education Business Meeting after Science Park High School Senior Kristin Towkaniuk and several students and organizers spoke during the panel's public hearing segment.

They left Conference Room 1010 for a down elevator - but got off at the former Two Guys Department Store's eighth floor. They then ran to Anderson's offices and plugged in their computers before NPS security and Corporate Counsel Charlotte Hitchcock could stop them.
The protesting students had begun announcing their action and appealing for support on social media when Hitchcock and NPS Director of Security Eric Ingold arrived from the board meeting. They told the protestors that they were "trespassing on private property" before calling the Newark Police Department.

One student replied, "Thank you," and rejoined the group's online broadcasting. Hitchcock returned a few minutes later to announce that protestors will have restroom access and that food will be delivered to them.

2 Cedar St., except for NPS employees and law enforcement, has otherwise been in lockdown.

"Local Talk" found six news vans and three more NPS security cars along Cedar Street more than usual 8:45 a.m. Feb. 18. Except for reporters and technicians keeping warm in their trucks, there were very few people standing outside the corner of Cedar and Broad streets.
"I told the guards I had to leave early on a family matter and that I'd return in the morning," said one unnamed high school senior. "I just came back. The guards aren't letting students, media, anyone but school employees, back in."

Board member Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson posted on her Facebook page 11 p.m. Feb. 17 that the protestors were "in good spirits and are live-streaming from Anderson's office. (Board member) Marques Aquil-Lewis bought them pizza."
Baskerville-Richardson added, however, that she, Aquil-Lewis, board member Donald G. Jackson and husband-labor organizer-Freeholder Wayne Richardson were waiting to "be allowed" to check in on the students Tuesday night.

There have also been questions, like in a similar sit-in last May, about whether the protestors are actually receiving food and/or drink. Pastor and former councilwoman Mamie Bridgeforth said that she was at first stopped from bringing food to NPS headquarters by guards and officials before they relented.

"Senior staff members have tried every trick to get them out," said NAACP-Newark Branch President Deborah Smith-Gregory outside 2 Cedar St. around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18, "including starving them and not bringing them food the community has brought them."
There was one report circulating that Central Office staff members were calling the protestors' parents,

- See more at: http://localtalknews.com/newark/education/2042-newark-students-wage-war-with-anderson.html#sthash.QVCN2DR0.dpuf

Tonight I am informing you that I am a conscientious objector to this test Badass Teachers Association

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 Tonight I am informing you that I am a conscientious objector to this test

By:  Oregon BAT and BAT Leadership Team Member Kathleen Jeskey




I’ve been a teacher since 1987. Since coming to Canby in 1999, I’ve helped implement Backpack Buddies, a dental screening program, and canvassed for at least two levies. I have never shied away from hard work to make a difference in students’ lives, and have always had high standards for them and myself. I have never been resistant to change that I believe will help them.

I am disturbed by what is going on in education right now. Local control is being taken away. Top down mandates have subverted the democratic process. Among those I find most troubling is over reliance on test scores and the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in particular. 

Not all teachers give state tests. That falls heavily on elementary teachers. We know our students well. They spend seven years with us. We understand their strengths and weaknesses. We know a lot about their lives. We know that this test will be incredibly difficult for many of them. “Frustration level” is a term used to describe text so difficult for a child that he may give up. This test is at frustration level for many. It will especially harm the most at risk and fragile who already struggle. Belief in one’s self is necessary for success. We spend so much time trying to build them up to believe in themselves as learners and for many, all these tests do is crush them.

The test is not developmentally appropriate. The length of the test alone is problematic. Eight and nine year olds will be testing an average of eight hours and are expected to use new on line tools and type in extensive answers. Again, I’m speaking of third graders, many of whom do not have computers in their homes. In addition to inappropriate tasks, time is taken away from learning and schedules are disrupted for weeks. 

Test results are not available in a timely or useful manner. We will not get results until at best near the end of the school year and are not allowed to see student answers to analyze errors. Nor will their next year’s teacher be allowed to see that information.

In the past we could tell the state if a question was flawed (no correct answer, was confusing, or incorrectly translated). There is no longer a mechanism to do that, and we are not allowed to discuss any test items that may be incorrect or poorly constructed; at all; with anyone; not even our supervisors. And I am concerned with the quality of this assessment. It seems that development has been rushed and established ethical practices have been ignored. 

And it costs a lot. Our kids have lost so much: elementary PE and band, middle school sports and foreign language, high school art courses, the list is long. How many things could they get back if we stopped spending so much money on testing? 

And then there’s the whole data thing: What’s collected? Who sees it? How is it used? How is it protected? 

Giving this test when the state says that up to 70% will fail weighs heavily on my conscience. I would never give a test in my class that I knew most students would fail. That is not good practice. The failure rate for Special Education students and English Language Learners will be even higher. States that have already given Common Core tests, have had Badass Teachers Association:



#OccupyNPS #OurNewark Newark superintendent meets with protesting students on fourth day of sit-in, district says | NJ.com

Newark superintendent meets with protesting students on fourth day of sit-in, district says | NJ.com:



Newark superintendent meets with protesting students on fourth day of sit-in, district says

NEWARK — Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson has met with the small group of students who are in their fourth day of a sit-in at her office to demand her resignation, district officials said today.
"This morning, Superintendent Anderson met with the group of students who have been demonstrating since Tuesday and listened to their concerns," district spokeswoman Brittany Chord Parmley said in a statement.
"The conversation was productive, and we see this as a promising step towards an ongoing constructive dialogue where both sides are heard and valuable learning time is not compromised."
A representative from the student union was not immediately available to comment on the meeting.
The small group of student activists has been demonstrating since Tuesday night, when they gathered on the 8th floor of the Newark Public Schools' headquarters, where Anderson's and other administrators' offices are located. The students, who are demanding Anderson's resignation, have stayed in the building, despite school district attempts to have their parents remove them.
Local politicians, including Anderson-critic Mayor Ras Baraka have thrown their support behind the student group.
The protest comes as state officials are deciding whether or not to renew the Newark superintendent meets with protesting students on fourth day of sit-in, district says | NJ.com:

Newark mayor backs students occupying superintendent's office | #OccupyNPS #OurNewark

Newark mayor backs students occupying superintendent's office | Fox News:



Newark mayor backs students occupying superintendent's office

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 Students holed up since Tuesday in the office of the Newark, N.J., school superintendent in an effort to force her to meet with them or resign gained a powerful ally Thursday -- the city's mayor.

"They're obviously frustrated about not being able to have a voice in what happens around their own education," Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said at a news conference outside of school district headquarters Thursday.
"As the mayor of this state's largest city, I am also frustrated that I do not have a say-so in what is happening in the education of the children that exist and live in these communities," he said.
At least eight students, who call themselves the Newark Student Union, seized Superintendent Cami Anderson's office Tuesday night during a public schools advisory board meeting, and have remained on the floor where Anderson and other administrators have offices. They're protesting Anderson's leadership of the school district, including school building assignments and her support for charter schools.
The students claim the district is trying to "starve out" the Newark Student Union by purposely depriving them of food.
"For anyone tuning in right now, right now we're giving a live stream explaining what's going on. We have a food situation," one student is heard saying in the background of the live stream. "They haven't given it to us yet."
Another student said the protesters are surviving on chips and candy they brought in themselves Wednesday night.
"They are knowingly detaining our food," the student says. "As students, as people, we have a right to food. And we have a right to protest in this office."
In a letter to parents on Wednesday, however, Assistant Superintendent Brad Haggerty said the district "will continue to provide her with water, food, and access to a bathroom until you retake custody of your child."
A phone call placed to the superintendent's office by FoxNews.com on Thursday went unanswered. Spokespeople for the district and state Department of Education didn't immediately return calls Thursday from The Associated Press Newark mayor backs students occupying superintendent's office | Fox News:

EDU-frackers are in Charge. Badass Teachers Association

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By:  Sue Goncarovs

The FDA and EPA are regulatory agencies with complicated approval processes. It takes a great deal of money and years of proof to get permission to sell products for human consumption or use.   Each and every part of the process requires EFFICACY--scientifically, accurate, with the long-term effects measured and re-tested over time.  There should be NO“short-cutting” with respect to public health, so every precaution must be taken. 
FDA and EPA are the Regulators; Chemical, Anti-microbial, Sanitizing, and Pharmaceutical Companies are the Regulatees. While the enforcement authority of the FDA and EPA are not absolute, states have parallel authority, and we depend upon these state and federal agencies to ensure the quality of the food we eat and water we drink.

The Department of Education is confused. Instead of regulating the Testing Companies, the DOE has partnered with Testing monopolies.  The DOE plays the role of ‘broker of funds and influence’ rather than one of governance.  This is like the FDA and EPA “partnering” with Lilly and BP rather than hold them accountable legal oversight.

Profit-making Testing Companies should be regulated with scrutiny and oversight enforced.  Testing Companies should have to provide sound, efficacious data about their products the way FDA and EPA examines every step of the required efficacy steps taken by General Mills or Lysol. In spite of ALEC, many corporations not only accept regulation not just as part of the cost of doing business, but as a moral imperative for the privilege they bear so they can sell things for human consumption.  This is called Corporate Responsibility.

Scores based on faulty, unproven tests pose a deeper public threat than the maker of faulty drugs or pesticides because there IS NO oversight mechanism in place to mitigate their damage. There is no “Superfund” like there is in EPA, for example. At the DOE, the Edu-frackers are in charge.

School systems should not be forced to  choose unproven, disprove or untested instrumentation or to be influenced by individuals and private corporations with large, war chests; and yet the DOE finds no conflict of interest by allowing and encouraging Test Profiteering.

There are many good reasons to have a Department of Education; aiding and abetting collusive practices is not one of them. The DOE shouldn’t be hiring former employees of Educational Testing Companies nor should they be allowing private companies to have control over local school authorities. They should have the regulatory authority to nail the revolving door shut with tough rules against it.

BP was fined for its responsibility in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and we, as a nation, are grateful for the oversight.

Public Education is at a crossroads, and the DOE needs to accept its responsibility to regulate; the federal role should be to step back and look at the mess that Testing Companies are making.  Parents need to step up to the mic and say ‘no more.’  As taxpayers with a vested interest in their children’s future, parents need require the DOE to help their children, not 
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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago's hard-hit suburban schools resist charter invasion

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago's hard-hit suburban schools resist charter invasion:



Chicago's hard-hit suburban schools resist charter invasion



Parents, teachers, activists, and students showed up at the Chicago Heights District #170 Board meeting on Feb. 12 to oppose opening the district to the LEARN Charter School Network. LEARN was voted down by an almost unanimous vote. (John Booz, Tribune)
Chicago Heights is a south-of-the-city suburb with a high concentration of poverty and a rapidly-growing Mexican immigrant population. District #170 schools have in many ways borne the brunt of an eroding tax base, loss of manufacturing jobs and the recession of the past decade. While the schools struggle to implement the district's reform plan, including a new middle-grade STEM academy, and prepare at the same time, for the next round of PARCC tests, progress remains slow. Test scores remain the carte du jour for judging schools and teachers, leaving districts like the Heights vulnerable to interventions by the state.


Gov. Rauner now threatens even more draconian cuts to school budgets and health and social services that will negatively impact the schools and communities in Chicago's inner-ring suburbs. He's proposing that suburbs' income tax revenue be cut in half



Towns like Chicago Heights have become the new target areas for poorly-Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago's hard-hit suburban schools resist charter invasion:

Park the PARCC: toolkit for refusal | More than a Score Chicago

Park the PARCC: toolkit for refusal | More than a Score Chicago:





Park the PARCC!




PARK THE PARCC: TOOLKIT FOR REFUSAL

Your child can refuse PARCC testing.  Although the IL State Board of Education does not recognize parental right to opt children out of testing, they have instructed districts that they can develop a policy for those students who refuse testing.
In the federal school code mandating annual testing, Section 6311 (b)(3)(c) (ix) says that “Assessments shall […] provide for the participation in such assessments of all students” not that schools must force every child to participate against their and their families wishes.
We recommend informing your school in writing of the following:
My child will be refusing all PARCC testing. I expect school officials and employees to treat my child with kindness and respect and allow them to engage in alternative quiet activities during the test. Please let me know what arrangements you are making for my child and others who refuse PARCC.
Below are materials you may find useful for during the testing window:
As of Friday, February 20th, CPS has not yet informed all schools whether they will take the test and has not released a districtwide policy for refusing students.
Let us know what is happening before and during the testing window at your school: Call (413)-3OPT-OUT or email info@morethanascorechicago.org or tweet @MTAS_chicago.
We are happy to give support and advice to any parent/guardians running into difficulties.
Expecting children to refuse high-stakes standardized testing themselves and ignoring parent/guardian wishes on this matter is wrong. We need an opt out law in Illinois.Learn more here about HB 306 the Opt Out Bill and call your state rep and senator to demand that they support it.
More resources on PARCC:
Sample PARCC tests: Go to “Test Preparation” -> “Sample Tests”
Park the PARCC petition requesting that IL State Board of Education seek a waiver from the US Department of Education
Park the PARCC position paper (pdf in English and in Spanish)
What you need to know about PARCC (English and Spanish)
How and Why to Park the PARCC webinar recording (Powerpoint slides)
Evanston Township board meeting. Discussion of problems with PARCC administration for high schools beginning at minute 47.
Public letter from 30 Illinois school districts opposing 2015 administration of the PARCC (2.3.2014)
Letter from 42 Illinois school districts asking for a delay in PARCC administration(1.30.2015)

Parents Across America: PAA Webinar: Impact of Poverty, Race and Cultural Bias on Educational Opportunity

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Parents Across America: Race, Poverty & Education
Parents Across America: Race, Poverty & Education
Monday, March 2, 2015 7:00:00 PM CST - 8:00:00 PM CST
Given the current state of racial tension in the US, and the fact that more than half of our public school children now live in poverty, this webinar will add relevant data to set the context for a candid discussion about the ways that race and poverty impact educational opportunity for the majority of our children, and what it will take to provide them with an equitable, high-quality education.
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Featuring Dr. Paul Thomas of Furman University and PAA Board member Nathan Harris.
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