The same systemic forces that have sucked most of the income and wealth from the bottom half of our population in recent decades and channeled it into the top one percent have substantially widened income-based achievement gaps. Without intentional measures to direct a broad range of educational and other resources to reversing that trend, gaps … Continued
Joplin, Missouri, a small city in the Southwest corner of the state, is probably best known for the devastating tornado that ripped through it on May 22, 2011. The storm killed 161 people and caused more than $2 billion in damages. Less well known is the widespread and growing poverty that is damaging the community—especially … Continued
With new flowers popping up all over and bunnies hopping across our laws, babies are on our minds. And apparently it’s not just us. News and information about infants and toddlers and their care and education is all over the place. So we wanted to share some of the best new stuff out there. In … Continued
Supporters of a Broader Bolder Approach to Education, Spring isn’t bringing many showers this year, at least not in DC, but it is certainly bringing attention to ESSA’s new provisions and opportunities for states, districts, and schools. So this newsletter is dedicated to some of the best and newest of ESSA commentary and guidance. … Continued
A unique new partnership between local leaders and teachers strengthened a community and its school system, even after it was devastated by one of the worst tornadoes in US history.
A New Wave of School Integration Districts and Charters Pursuing Socioeconomic Diversity shows responses to greater segregation today by race than in 1970s, despite decades of research showing academic, cognitive, and social benefits of integrated schools.
Seventy Four examines both promise and challenge of BBA relaunch.
Supporters of a Broader Bolder Approach to Education, It can be hard to focus on serious research and writing when the weather is so gorgeous, so the first BBA newsletter of spring 2016 provides lots of great information and data in a fun form—infographics. There are several that, like crocuses and daffodils (and cherry … Continued
EdWeek article covers today’s BBA relaunch, “Ed. Groups Urge ‘Whole-Child’ Approach to Counteract Poverty.”
Campaign for America’s Future features article by BBA national coordinator on BBA relaunch, “Momentum For Education Policy That Improves The Odds For Success.”