From Alfred Tatum on Literacy

(Re) Authorizing Literacy Practices for African American Boys by Alfred W. Tatum, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago The education of young children has been discussed for more than two centuries in the United States. However, we are in our infancy discussing instructional practices and methods that advance the reading…
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Rethinking School Discipline

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…
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How Black Boys with Disabilities End Up in Honors Classes – While Others without Disabilities End Up in Special Education

Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D. “Among the nearly 40,000 black male 9th graders currently in honors classes, 2.5% have been told they have a Learning Disability, 3.3% Autism, and 6% ADHD... Black males with and without disabilities can excel in schools that have adequate opportunities for diverse learners and a structure…
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