In 2018, we live in a country where across 32 states, our African-American and Hispanic children are living in poverty at a rate at least twice as high as their white peers. In some states, this rate increases to four or five times as high. This kind of inequality is so hard to process that we can only ask, how did this happen?
Many challenges have contributed to the hollowing out of rural communities and the economic decline of distant towns in Appalachia and other rural areas throughout the nation.
In this Interview, Dr. Maria Paredes and Kari Pryor discuss Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT), a model of family engagement that is research based and aligns grade-level learning concepts, student performance data, and family-teacher communication and collaboration. Dr. Paredes is a Senior Engagement Manager at WestEd and leads Family Community Engagement and APTT. Pryor is an Professional Learning Coordinator at Carson City School District, in Carson City, Nevada.
Imagine being placed in handcuffs for throwing a “temper tantrum.” Now imagine being six years old. This is what happened to Kaia Rolle on September 20 in Orlando, Fla.
When it comes to urban education in America, no reforms have caused more controversy over the last two decades than the proliferation of charter schools.