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Young Kings of Color: Learning from the Footprints of the Past, Taking Footsteps to the Future

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Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color

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The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color. 

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COSEBOC is pleased to announce the release this fall of the 4th edition of our highly acclaimed document, Standards and Promising Practices for Schools Educating Boys of Color. In an era of high stakes testing and the Common Core State Standards, reaching expectations is important for all students. For educators of boys and young men of color, the COSEBOC Standards serve as the Uncommon Core that allows these educators to attend to the distinctive, unique and discernable academic and cultural needs and assets of diverse learners.

Ron Walker's New Book Available for Purchase

After many years of thinking about writing a book to share a story about the power of hope, resilience and family, I finally did it. With the generous and consistent support of the American Reading Company, the book, Solomon's Plan, Gift Of Education from a Father to His Son is a reality. It is written in honor of my father, Solomon Walker. Solomon Walker, born in 1915 in Gaffney, South Carolina, never went to school, lost both parents at a young age and with determination made his way to Philadelphia at the age of 19 to begin a new life. The book is for students from middle school up and also a great read for adults. It is a very teachable, well researched and culturally vibrant read.

Video: The Plight of African American Males

This summit was designed around and rooted in a question posed to me when I was interviewed as a candidate for principal of the Peabody Elementary School. The question, If hired, Mr. Walker what will you do with black boys has remained etched in my mind, over all these years. My reply was immediate, the same thing that I will do with white boys and all students, Teach them.

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