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Students at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in 2008

BY DAVID BANKS / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013, 4:01 AM

In September, the Eagle Academy Foundation will open a new school in Harlem: a school for boys only, from grades 6 through 12.

We expect, along the way, to encounter charges of gender bias — and, perhaps, litigation — from the American Civil Liberties Union, which has already launched or threatened lawsuits against a dozen school districts, claiming that single-gender public schools violate equal-protection laws.

In La Crosse, Wis., just this year, the threat of litigation by the ACLU...

children running a 3-legged race

A solid education that prepares a student for college and careers makes a huge life difference for a boy of color raised in poverty. That education can be the starting point for attaining so much more in life and breaking the cycle of poverty for himself and his family.

But getting that education is no easy task. It takes hard work, persistence, and focus. And sometimes, even that is not enough. You see, for low-income students, succeeding in school is like running a three-legged race with poverty as your partner. It slows you down. Sometimes it trips you up. It can even cause you...

For Each and Every Child

On February 19, 2013, the Equity and Excellence Commission publicly released its report, "For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence." This Commission was formed in 2011 by the U.S. Department of Education. This idea to form this Commission was conceived by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who through their work on the House Appropriations Committee secured funding for the Department’s Office of Civil Rights to conduct the Commission. The Commission's charge was to provide advice to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education on the...

Tune in to NCEBCTalkRadio to hear COSEBOC Executive Director Mr. Ron Walker answer these questions. He will interviewed by NCEBCTalkRadio hosts, Drs. Eric J. Cooper, President & Founder of the National Urban Alliance (NUA) for Effective Education and Nicole McZeal Walters, NUA Director, and Professor, University of St. Thomas.

Click below to listen live on: Monday, February 11, 2013, 10am

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ncebctalkradio/2013/02/11/dr-ron-...

by Ron Walker
Feb 4, 2013

Why are we mute? This was the powerful essential question that Harry Belafonte asked as he received the prestigious Spingarn Award at the NAACP’s recent Image Award ceremonies. Further, he asked the listening audience, where are our leaders? where are our legislators?  where our churches?

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Senator Harkin (D-Iowa) has announced that he will not seek re-election when his current term ends in 2014. Harkin has been a champion of education and disability issues for decades, first in the House and later in the Senate.  He currently chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee as well as the Senate appropriations committee responsible for k-12 funding. Senator Harkin has been working for several years on getting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA formerly known as NCLB) reauthorized. The last draft version of the reauthorized bill was quite...

StopBullying.gov, an initiative of the US Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students, has launched a new Spanish website: http://espanol.stopbullying.gov/.

Like the English-...

The Expanded Success Initiative School Design Fellowship will design and launch a breakthrough high school model whose outcomes are measured by college and career success for Black and Latino young men and women.  The model will result in the launch of eight new high schools that pilot the new design, proposed to open in fall 2014 as both district and charter variations.  The schools will serve both young men and women, enrolled primarily from five of NYC’s highest-poverty neighborhoods. 
 
The...

On January 10, 2013, Education Week released its annual Quality Counts publication. This year’s report, Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct—Safety, Discipline, and School Climate, considers the impact that a school’s social and disciplinary climate have on students’ ability to learn. The report includes analysis of issues such as peer relationships, a sense of safety and security, and school disciplinary policies. It also includes highlights from a survey of school administrators and educators about their perspectives on...

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...

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