Policy Matters! Newsletter

Policy Matters! March 2013 Newsletter

Policy Matters! will now be a quarterly newsletter providing a summary of many policy related issues that have been shared with our members. This first quarterly installment includes findings from the Equity and Excellence Commission, an update on the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African Americans, and many resources including anti bullying materials available in Spanish and new research on chronic absenteeism.

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Policy Matters! July 2012 Newsletter

This month's newsletter includes research on several topics of relevance to boys of color, including: educational "redlining," the benefit of small class sizes, and addressing chronic absenteeism. In addition, Diplomas Count 2012 data has been released and includes high school graduation rate data for boys of color. We have provided details on accessing the data for your district, your state, and the nation.
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Policy Matters! March 2012 Newsletter

Exciting things happened this month! The US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights released the data from the 2009-2010 Civil Rights Data Collection (CDRC). Information on how access and use this data is available in the newsletter. In addition, several new reports on educating boys of color are featured.
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Policy Matters! February 2012 Newsletter

This month's newsletter features new research on black male college achievement, information on President Obama's 2013 budget and links to a detailed breakdown of proposed education spending, and a listing of states who have received No Child Left Behind waivers from the US Department of Education.
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Policy Matters! January 2012 Newsletter

This first issue of the newsletter is filled with information about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the activities of the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, and the announcement of the Promise Neighborhoods winning grantees. In addition, there is an article on strategies to increase the diversity of the teacher workforce, and research on how to use school data to identify and aid students at risk for dropping out.
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