Educational Change

Educational Change

The Role of Social Capital to Create Change

By Froswa' Booker-Drew, Ph.D.

She soon discovered that a new school that focused on reading, writing and math was about to open. She took off work and stood in line for enrollment to make sure I had the opportunities that she did not. I was fortunate that my parents were involved in my education and used their relationships...

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Responding to Marginalization of Students of Color in K-12 Education

By Holly King, M.Ed.

In a culture of school reform that focuses on student achievement as measured through standardized curriculum and testing, marginalized groups are traditionally less successful. For students who come from high-risk backgrounds such as being a person of color, living in poverty, being an...

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The Politics of Poverty: Why We Still Haven’t Solved the Issue

By Ruby Payne, Ph.D.

First, there is no consensus about poverty’s causation. Virtually all disciplines move through three phases: classification, where things are named; correlation, an explanation of how things work together; and causation, which explains what creates a phenomenon. Regarding the latter, the field...

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State Policies to Overcome the Achievement Gap and Poverty

By Jeremy Anderson

America’s public schools serve more than 50 million students from kindergarten through 12th grade and more than 50 percent of those students qualify for free and reduced-priced lunch (FRPL) under the National School Lunch Program. In 2013, 24 percent of public school students...

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A Model for Building Equity in Education with Atlanta Place-Based Funders

By Atiba Mbiwan

These Atlanta place-based funders are targeting their philanthropic efforts and support collaboratively around the key issues of health, education and neighborhood vitality:

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