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Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality
Evidence based tools (and cool, pertinent links) for HS dropout and disporportionality prevention/intervention
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Protective Factors Survey

Protective Factors Survey | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
FRIENDS - National Resource for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP Programs. This site serves as a resource to those programs and to the rest of the Child Abuse Prevention community.
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The instrument measures protective factors in five
areas: family functioning/resiliency, social support,
concrete support, nurturing and attachment, and
knowledge of parenting/child development.
Workers can administer the survey before, during,
or after services.

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Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says - NYTimes.com

Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says - NYTimes.com | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
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Responding to David Brooks: The Question of Poverty and Character

Responding to David Brooks: The Question of Poverty and Character | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Focusing on issues of character and choice, when discussing poverty, suits conservatives because it emphasizes the causal role of "agency" rather than "structure" in the creation of social problems....
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"If a life of poverty is something people genuinely choose to adopt, then it is remarkable just how many people in America now seem keen to make that choice -- both for themselves and for their children. It is even more remarkable that the children of the poor consistently make that choice again and again as they get older; that women (especially single mothers) make that choice more than men; that retirees dependent on Social Security make it more than retirees with occupational pensions; and that African-Americans and Hispanic Americans consistently make that choice in greater numbers than do their white equivalents."

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7 High School Dropouts Who Went On To Do Incredible Things | Noodlings | Noodle

These seven musicians, entrepreneurs, actors, and entertainers went through the tough decision to drop out of high school, but yet they continued on to achieve great success. (RT @NoodleEducation: Do you know who this famous high school dropout is?
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For what it is worth..............

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The Major Disadvantage Facing Black Students, Even In Kindergarten

The Major Disadvantage Facing Black Students, Even In Kindergarten | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Sixty years after the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education integrated the nation’s classrooms, black and white students still largely attend different schools, even during their earliest years.
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New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it

n they screw up.............Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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So many ways to support students to do the right thing and make it better when they screw up............

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AnnC's curator insight, June 27, 5:53 PM

Keeping young people out of the prison pipeline - prevention is crucial!

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Housing Policy Is School Policy

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Something I've thought a great deal about...........I think this option has much merit .  

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Building integrated neighborhoods could solve many educational problems.

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Integration: New Concepts for a New Era

Integration: New Concepts for a New Era | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
School desegregation remains a goal worth pursuing, but by different, more nuanced means than schools used to employ, Leonard Stevens writes.
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"With implementation equal to the goal, the Nashville initiative has a promising future not unrelated to the spirit of Brown v. Board of Education."

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Promoting Protective Factors: Research Brief

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Focused efforts are needed to support at-risk youth.  Which areas will be most helpful?

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Instructional Leadership and Poverty

Instructional Leadership and Poverty | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
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The Equity Project at Indiana University

The Equity Project at Indiana University | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
The Equity Project at Indiana University
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The Equity Project is a consortium of projects dedicated to providing high quality data to educational decision-makers in order to better understand and address issues regarding educational equity and bridge the gap between research and practice. Our mission is to provide evidence-based information specific to issues of school discipline, school violence, special education and equality of educational opportunity for all students. In addition, the project provides support and technical assistance to educational agencies seeking to create equitable school systems.
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Giving Up on 4-Year-Olds

Giving Up on 4-Year-Olds | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
A report showing the use of excessively punitive policies in public schools against our most vulnerable children should shame the nation.
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"Earlier this year, it issued extensive guidance to school districts on how to recognize and avoid discriminatory practices, and it called for more training for teachers in classroom management. School districts need to re-examine how they discipline students, especially the youngest and most fragile in their care."

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INTERVENTION Beats Retention! - YouTube

Michigan House Bill 5111 would retain third-graders that test below grade-level in reading. There are better options. VIDEO: Les Howard, Literacy Education C...
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Retention does not WORK!

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Poverty Challenge: What Works

Poverty Challenge:  What Works | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
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What works?  


Amass the People to Needed to Provide the Coordinated, Consistent,
Direct Evidence-Based Student Supports...............................................................................7
Strategically Deploy Community Volunteers and Full-Time National Service
Members to Provide Evidence-Based Student Supports.......................................................8
The Need for Secure Funding for the Direct, Evidence-Based Student Supports.............9

 

The document:  http://www.cityyear.org/sites/default/files/u34/StudentSupports_forPrint.pdf

 

 

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Why Are Black Students Facing Corporal Punishment in Public Schools? | The Nation

Why Are Black Students Facing Corporal Punishment in Public Schools? | The Nation | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
A growing controversy over use of the “paddle” to discipline children has a painful racial subtext.
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When Teachers Romanticize Their Students' Poverty

When Teachers Romanticize Their Students' Poverty | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
A TFA volunteer, enchanted by the words of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, learns that there's nothing glamorous about everyday struggles in the Mississippi Delta.
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School Is Over for the Summer. So Is the Era of Majority White U.S. Public Schools.

School Is Over for the Summer. So Is the Era of Majority White U.S. Public Schools. | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
When schools reopen this fall, demographic changes will have tipped the balance to nonwhite students.
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New survey: U.S. teachers teach more students in poverty, with...

New survey: U.S. teachers teach more students in poverty, with... | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Interesting news release on teacher attitudes toward their jobs in the U.S. as compared to elsewhere: U.
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AnnC's curator insight, June 27, 2:26 PM

Teachers tend to be satisfied though they feel undervalued.

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Study of Montgomery County schools shows benefits of economic integration

Low-income students in Montgomery County performed better when they attended affluent elementary schools instead of ones with higher concentrations of poverty, according to a new study that suggests economic integration is a powerful but neglected school-reform tool.
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"This is not about 'poor kids can't learn,' " DeLuca said. "It's about the fact that we've had a legacy in this country of segregated neighborhoods and socioeconomic isolation from opportunities and the mainstream of life

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At Risk Student Intervention Implementation Guide

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Love this as it not only discusses the problem, but has bundled interventions that work in one easy to read document

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Why Integration Matters in Schools

Why Integration Matters in Schools | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Integration has a positive effect on almost every aspect of education that matters, and segregation the inverse, writes Derek Black.
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I think I am for it............

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Racial and Gender differences in science? Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Racial and Gender differences in science?  Neil DeGrasse Tyson | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Buried deep at the end of an obscure panel discussion.
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I completely love the message here! 

 

"Before we started talking about genetic differences, we need to come up with a system where there is equal opportunity, THEN we can have that conversation."

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To Reduce Inequality, Start With Families

To Reduce Inequality, Start With Families | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
Bipartisan agreement about making daily life easier for working parents could have a profound effect on long-term economic trends.
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"We need to make it possible for all parents to give their kids the kind of head start that is increasingly becoming an exclusive birthright of the well-off."

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Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
I had lunch with one of our team members last week, and she shared a story about her elementary-aged son that made me cringe. The teacher had students take a learning styles assessment to determin

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callooh's curator insight, March 6, 5:18 AM

Have you fallen prey to any of these learning myths?

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" The instructional design has to save them from themselves."

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 11, 5:59 AM

While this applies to adult Professional Learning, I think the principles can be applied to children as well.  These are great things to consider no matter who we are teaching.

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College admissions are a joke: Why the process has nothing to do with education

College admissions are a joke: Why the process has nothing to do with education | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
The truth is, SATs and college admissions in general are just about socioeconomic sorting. What's the point?
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The truth is, SATs and college admissions in general are just about socioeconomic sorting. What's the point?
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