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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

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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. 
 
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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...

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...

by Ron Walker
Executive Director, COSEBOC

Imagine with me for a minute that every high school graduating class from this point forward has all young men of color exceptionally prepared to carry and shape society’s mantle. These graduates would exemplify what it means to be literate in the 21st century, taking their rightful place in local, national, and global communities. We would then say, "There goes our Young, Gifted and Literate.”The Young, Gifted and Literate graduate reads and writes well across a wide range of disciplines; speaks eloquently with passion and conviction;...

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