Feds release a ton of money for closing the opportunity gap.

Well the title pretty much sums it up, if that all your interested than click here and go to the Federal site.

But for those of us who’s interest goes beyond the pot of gold continue reading.  Arne Duncan released a statement yesterday, Friday the 21st of April, 2014, detailing the continued failure of equity in education.  While this isn’t shocking to anyone who reads this blog, it is shocking to the nation.  “What I thought we fixed schools in the 60’s by ending segregation?”  I know it seems like many of us are scratching our heads and thinking “we’ve been saying this for years (me), and decades (some of you).

The take away from the data set is there are persistent, pervasive, and profound bias in the application of discipline and access to high quality education.  Take a look at the data set, it is an amazing opportunity for a research project, there is state specific data.

 

Please let me know if you are interested in conducting the research, or are looking into grant opportunities.

Nicholas

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About rjfacilitator

My experience, education, and passion have met in alternative discipline. Through my policy work and my mediation experience I have worked and studied the dynamic components of discipline in many settings. While Restorative Justice is not the only way to approach conflict in communities, it has provided me an effective model in which to examine and engage in conflict. We provide custom programs for schools, colleges, and youth serving agencies seeking to engage with conflict using healthy and sustainable tools.
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One Response to Feds release a ton of money for closing the opportunity gap.

  1. Hilary says:

    Hi Nicholas- I am a graduate student at NYU doing research on alternatives to suspension here. I’m also a trainer in restorative practices and a lead member of the organization Teachers Unite, a member organization of the Dignity in Schools Campaign. I found your site while looking into the DOJ’s investigation of SPS and see you ask folks to contact you if they want to do research or are interested in grant opportunities. If you are interested in working together on anything in the future, please be in touch. -Hilary

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