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October 31, 2011

Building Great Classrooms, One Teacher at a Time

Note: This is a guest post by Darryl Williams, principal of the Brighter Choice Charter Schools for Boys' elementary and middle school programs in Albany, New York. Have you ever visited "that" classroom? You know, the classroom that makes you say, "I wish my son was in this classroom." Schola...

October 24, 2011

Failing on Purpose or Socialized to Fail?

Note: This is a guest post by John Michael Lee Jr., PhD., policy director for the Advocacy and Policy Center in the Advocacy, Government Relations and Development unit at the College Board. A recent BBC article asserts that African -Caribbean males are failing on purpose, and advances the notion ...

October 18, 2011

Mentoring Minority Males: A Call to Action

Note: This is a guest post by John Michael Lee Jr., PhD., policy director for the Advocacy and Policy Center in the Advocacy, Government Relations and Development unit at the College Board. This past weekend I was a part of taking 19 African American and Latino youth on a college tour to visit Sy...

October 14, 2011

Males and Masculinities in Minority Communities

Note: This is a guest post by John Michael Lee Jr., PhD., policy director for the Advocacy and Policy Center in the Advocacy, Government Relations and Development unit at the College Board. When I look at the challenges that are facing young men of color in this country, it would be impossible to ...

October 12, 2011

Young Men of Color: A National Crisis

Note: This is a guest post by John Lee, policy director for the Advocacy and Policy Center in the Advocacy, Government Relations and Development unit at the College Board. Within a generation, the College Board reports, the United States will be a much more diverse nation. In fact, no racial or e...

October 07, 2011

The Rochester Discussion Needs to go National

If the Rochester schools are to show improvement, then focus on the awful track record we're seeing among black males. That was the message from this panel, part of the Black Male Initiative: The achievement gap between black and white students -- particularly boys -- has dogged school systems all ...

September 13, 2011

Renewed Focus on Black Males

Given the plight of black males, this is appropriate. My caveat, as always, is that what ails black boys ails all boys, only to a greater degree. Therefore, when interventions are designed along racial lines, rather than gender lines, they are likely to fall short. For some reason, probably related ...

August 31, 2011

Do Black Children Need Black Teachers?

That's the conclusion of Syracuse professor Boyce Watkins, writing in NewsOne for Black America. Watkins cites the example of the white Patterson, N.J., teacher who was fired for posting this on Facebook: "I am not a teacher. I am a warden for future criminals.? The teacher, Jennifer O'Brien, later...

August 18, 2011

PBS Special on Black Boys

Glad to see the attention on black boys; they truly have troubles. But barely more troubles than Hispanic boys. White boys from blue-collar families aren't far behind. I'd love to see a PBS special on what all these boys have in common. I've never thought focusing just on African-American boys was t...

August 17, 2011

Webinar Reminder!

Education Week hosting a session on improving academic outcomes for African American boys. Check it out...

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