Educational Change

Educational Change

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 attended...

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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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The Legacy of Racial Inequity in Urban America – and How to Reverse It

By David Edwards, M.A.

The most important civil rights accomplishment of the 20th century was the dismemberment of the legal architecture of Jim Crow. Reversing the lasting societal impact of inequity from Jim Crow, redlining and related racist policies that still shape the segregation we see across America...

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Educational Equity: The New Institution Revolution

By Alicia Smith

For the first time in American history, the majority of students within the American public school system are students of color and yet the educational equity that Brown promised is still...

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