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Dec. 1, 2014: COSEBOC is pleased to to announce the recent interview with Ron Walker by Bill Daughtry of 'New York Sports and Beyond' on ESPN radio in New York City.  It aired several times over the weekend to a projected audience of 1 million listeners, and we are happy to extend this invitation to listen. 
 
Ron's segment begins at 27:43 on both links.
 
Click to listen here: ESPN Website Podcast or ...

Statement by Ron Walker, Executive Director, Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) Concerning Tragic Events in Ferguson

Nov. 25, 2014: “There are many lessons to be learned from the tragic events in Ferguson,” said Ron Walker, Executive Director of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, (COSEBOC).  “The death of Michael Brown, police response, and the community reaction show the critical importance of cultural competency, or how we relate to each other.  As educators, we know positive outcomes for...

Nov. 24, 2014: Today, President Obama is awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. These three men were civil rights activists and participants in “Freedom Summer,” an historic voter registration drive in 1964. Their murder at the beginning of Freedom Summer galvanized the attention of the nation to the evil of racial oppression and the righteousness of their cause. 

White House Announcement of Medal of Honor...

November 13, 2014: This is an excerpt from today's Boston Globe. To read the full article, click here.

The report is being released today at a presentation and COSEBOC Executive Director, Ron Walker, is on panel responding to the report.

Black and Latino males are facing an educational...

This week's This American Life on public radio was right in the COSEBOC wheelhouse, a series of related stories on: 

  • behavior management
  • differential suspension rates 
  • school-to-prison pipeline

Stories included:

  • differential suspension practices of 3-year olds at a pre-school
  • research on suspension rates in Texas
  • an interview with Dr. Pedro Noguera
  • discipline practices in the early days at Academy of the Pacific Rim in Boston told from the perspective of a graduate who now is a...
Interview with Ron Walker, "COSEBOC director: Boys of color still 'woefully behind' in the classroom."

This is an excerpt from Education Dive's interview with Ron Walker, "COSEBOC director: Boys of color still 'woefully behind' in the classroom."

And there’s also the debate over the shortage of teachers of color, because these students don’t have role models who look like them to look up to in the schools.

WALKER: That is a tremendous issue. When...

“Until we engage children, youth and families are around serious survival and developmental needs we will continue to see senseless acts of violence in communities. Changing the mindset of people in communities is our only alternative to address violence.”
~David Miller, M.ED- Founder of the Dare To Be King Project

Washington, DC:  Dare To Be King: What if The Prince Lives? A Survival Manual for African American Males is an innovative approach to address urban street culture, violence and a self-defeating mindset among African American males. Dare To Be King: What If...

Northwest Magnet Middle School in Jackson, MS is among several urban schools named in the 50 best Middle Schools in the United States as selected by the best www.schools.org. This is a site that helps parents make informed choices about education through rankings and other resources. Northwest is an International Baccalaureate Middle Year Program school. It is also an A school based on the Mississippi Department of Education accountability results.

COSEBOC salutes Northwest Middle School for this achievement. The district is ably led by  ...

The interview below and the blog was presented by Dr.Travis Bristol. He has also been a presenter at the COSEBOC gathering for the past 2 years. His reports provide good and important information for our members and the work we do at COSEBOC.
 
INTERVIEW: Thursday, July 10, 2014: Radio Boston on WBUR. Topic: Research findings on Black male teachers in the Boston Public School System.

Kamau Ptah, Program Design and Facilitation Specialists for COSEBOC’s Sankofa Passages Program (SPP) and four-year SPP mentee Brandon Deloatch were featured panelists at a recent policy briefing on effective policies and practices that can help close the achievement gap, focused on youth ages 12-24.  Hosted by CLASP at NPR Headquarters in Washington D.C., the forum featured a variety of speakers and panel discussions.  Kamau and Brandon were featured in panels on Lifting up Effective Strategies to Influence Policy and Investment and How Youth...

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