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June 28, 2010

More on the Success of Urban Prep

A lot of the critical focus on successful urban charter schools has focused on turnover: as some students drop out are they replaced by better students, thereby inflating the graduation/college-acceptance rates? That comes up with KIPP schools a lot, but also with schools such as Chicago's Urban Pre...

June 27, 2010

Bloomberg/Klein Get It

Why is this taking so long at the federal Department of Education? NYC is rolling out school interventions aimed at minority boys, an acknowledgment of the obvious: the problem of poor academic achievement doesn't always sort out by race/income, which is the only way states and the feds have tried t...

June 26, 2010

It's a (Weak) Start

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, along with his entire department, continues to ignore the school gender gaps. As far as I know, there's no research in the pipeline regarding either the gap or "solutions" such as single-sex classrooms. Now, however, Duncan has picked a "solution" without even mentio...

June 21, 2010

More on the Boys' Reading Crisis

RiShawn Biddle in the American Spectator on the reading crisis among urban boys.

June 02, 2010

The Other Wes Moore

Interesting book worth a look. This book and two others (Why Boys Fail being one of them) are reviewed in Youth Today. The review: Book Review Saving Boys What can be done to prevent them from failing? (June 1, 2010) View Comments Add Comment by Sara Fritz Wes Moore Two African-American...

May 17, 2010

NY Daily News: Let's Not Make This Just About Race

There's more to the boy troubles than race, Lorenzo Esters and I argue in a commentary in today's New York Daily News. Solving those problems demands a little more honesty from our leaders, however. President Obama, who called for leveling racial achievement gaps at the Hampton graduation, somehow...

May 12, 2010

Genderization of Race

More evidence that we'll never reduce racial learning gaps without addressing gender, from Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy.

May 10, 2010

What President Obama Neglected To Point Out

The President urged Hampton graduates to level racial education gaps. What he could not have failed to notice in the audience was that 64% of Hampton graduates are women. Seems like closing racial learning gaps should start with closing the racial gender gaps.

April 27, 2010

With All Due Respect, Mr. President, This is Not Just a "Black" Issue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICIALS AND WHITE HOUSE STAFF ADVANCE PRESIDENT'S FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE AT UPCOMING FORUM IN LITTLE ROCK U.S. Department of Education officials Peter Groff, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and John Wilson, Jr., Exe...

April 22, 2010

Chicago Conference on Black Boys

Pedro Noguera was the keynote speaker at this Catalyst-sponsored conference. No one has an exact answer for why schools are failing black and Latino males, he said: The way we socialize boys might be implicated in this," Noguera said. "The women's movement was very clear that what we have to fight...

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