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Schools gather a lot of data to draw an academic picture of a student such as test scores, grades, and attendance. But what schools know less about are the root causes that explain why a student does not come to school, or why their grades are slipping. In Northern Kentucky, school leaders are learning that understanding these root causes are the key to being able to provide individual student interventions and school-wide services that increase student success.  

Schools in Northern Kentucky were selected by The Ready by 21 National Partnership and Gallup to participate in piloting...

In 2011, the Council of the Great City Schools commissioned a series of solution briefs from some of the nation's leading scholars and experts to identify an effective set of strategies to address the academic needs of African American males. COSEBOC authored one of those solution briefs highlighting the opportunities for schools to increase their effectiveness with African American...

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Grant Helps DePaul Boost Graduation Rates Among Minorities

A Bank of America grant is aimed at helping the Lincoln Park university research to find effective methods to boost graduation rates among young Black and Hispanic men.

The statistics are startling.

Only 52 percent of Black men and 58 percent of Hispanic men...

On November 6, 2012, Education Week featured an article entitled, "Suspended in School: Punished But Still Learning" to highlight schools in Baltimore, Los Angeles, and the state of Minnesota that have taken a different approach to school discipline. This issue of harsh school discipline disproportionately affects students of color, with African-American males being the most severely impacted. To stem this problem, many schools nationwide are using creative school-based discipline options to continue to provide instruction while addressing behavior issues. This allows...

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