Maybe It’s the (Lack of) Money that Explains the Relationship Between Black-White Achievement Gaps and Disproportionate Disciplinary Suspensions?
Analyzing the Results of a New National Study: Why Some “Two-Dimensional Problems” Need “Three-Dimensional Thinking”Dear Colleagues,Introduction Every day, I get e-mail briefings discussing or analy...Read Full Article
Closing Secondary Students’ Significant Academic Skill Gaps: Teach at Their Grade Level or Their Skill Level? (Part II)
Reviewing Two Recent Studies of Math Deficient StudentsDear Colleagues,Introduction Two Blog messages ago (on September 28th), I began a two-part discussion on:Closing Academic Gaps in Mid...Read Full Article
Inequities in the Distribution of School Funds to Individual Students Revisited: Required Transparency, ESEA/IDEA Funding Flexibility, and Multi-Tiered Efficacy
Reminding Schools of their Responsibilities and PossibilitiesDear Colleagues,Introduction Earlier this Spring, near the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, I wrote two...Read Full Article
An Open Letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Regarding Its Report, "Beyond Suspensions: Examining School Discipline Policies"
Begin with the End in Mind: It’s about Root Causes and Intervention—Not About Policies or PositionsDear Colleagues,Introduction Over the past year (at least), I have been writing som...Read Full Article
The Journey toward Real School Equity: Students’ Needs Should Drive Student Services … and Funding (Part II)
The Beginning of the Next School Year Starts Now: The “Get-Go Process”Dear Colleagues,Introduction Last week, on May 17th, the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education...Read Full Article
Solving Student Crises in the Context of School Inequity: The Case for “Core-Plus District Funding” (Part I)
When Schools Struggle with Struggling Students: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”Dear Colleagues,Introduction The last two weeks have been a blur. Just over two weeks ago, I landed in Singapore to keynot...Read Full Article