today in black history

March 23, 2017

Maynard Jackson, the first Black elected Mayor of Atlanta, was born on this date in 1938 in Dallas, Texas.


News and information regarding public education reform in the United States and efforts to increase Black student achievement, retention and graduation from public schools.




Projects

The Common Core State Standards Initiative

White House Race to the Top Fact Sheet


Video

National Summit on Educational Excellence and Opportunity for African-American Males
August 27, 2012
U.S. Department of Education












Reports and Analyses (* denotes most recent)

White House Initiative of Educational Outcomes for African-Americans

Realizing the Potential: How Governors Can Lead Effective Implementaton of the Common Core State Standards
The National Governors Association

The SAT Report on College and Career Readiness: 2012
*
The College Board

The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Educationa and Black Males 2012*
The Schott Foundation

E Pluribus...Separation
Deepening Double Segregation For More Students
*
By Gary Orfield, John Kucsera & Genevieve Siegel-Hawley
The Civil Rights Project, UCLA

Learning from the Successes and Failurres of Charter Schools
*
By Roland Fryer, Jr.
The Hamilton Project

Staying in School: A Proposal to Raise High School Graduation Rates*
By Philip Oreopoulos and Derek Messacar
The Hamilton Project

A Dozen Economic Facts About K-12 Education*
By Adam Looney and Michael Greenstone
The Hamilton Project

Harnessing Technology to Improve K-12 Education*
By Aaron Chatterji and Benjamin F. Jones
The Hamilton Project


Framework for Providing All Students an Opportunity to Learn
By NAACP, National Urban League, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and others

Race Against Time:Educating Black Boys
National Education Association

Learning While Black
National Education Association

The Impact of White Teachers on the Academic Achievement of Black Students
By Bruce Douglas, Chance W. Lewis, Adrian Douglas, Malcolm Earl Scott and Dorothy Garrison-Wade

Achievement Gaps
How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress

National Center for Education Statistics

The Consequences of Dropping out of High School
By Andrew Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada, and Joe McLaughlin with Sheila Palma
Center for Labor Market Studies
Northeastern University

Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice
The Civil Rights Project, UCLA

Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School
The Civil Rights Project, UCLA

Suspended Education
By Daniel J. Losen and Russell Skiba
Southern Poverty Law Center

How Student Perspectives on Violence can be used to Create Safer Schools
By Pedro A. Noguera
Metropolitan Center for Urban Education
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York University

Confronting the Challenge of Privatization in Public Education

By Pedro A. Noguera
Metropolitan Center for Urban Education
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York University

School Choice in New York City After Three Years: An Evaluation of
the School Choice Scholarships Program

By Daniel P. Mayer, Paul E. Peterson, David E. Myers, Christina Clark Tuttle and William G. Howell
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University

Expanding Choice in Elementary and Secondary Education
By Jay Greene, Tom Lawless, W.Bentley MacLeod, Thomas Nechyba, Paul Peterson, Meredith Rosenthal and Grover Whitehurst
Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution

School choice and school competition: Evidence from the United States
By Caroline M.Hoxby
Swedish Economic Policy Review

The Nation's Report Card: America's Charter Schools,Results from the NAEP 2003 Pilot Study

National Center for Education Statistics

The Role of Charter Schools in Improving Education
By Susan J. Bodilly
Rand Corporation

Are Charter Schools Making a Difference
A Study of Student Outcomes in Eight States
By Ron Zimmer, Brian Gill, Kevin Booker, Stephane Lavertu, Tim R. Sass, and John Witte
Rand Corporation

Achievement and Attainment in Chicago Charter Schools
By Kevin Booker, Brian Gill, Ron Zimmer, and Tim R. Sass
Rand Corporation

Teaching the Movement: The State Standards We Deserve
Southern Poverty Law Center

The Harlem Children's Zone: Revitalizing Our Nation Through Education
By Geoffrey Canada and Angela Glover Blackwell
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Irreplaceables: Understanding The Real Retention Crisis in America's Urban Schools
TNTP

Removing the Roadblocks: How Federal Policy Can Cultivate Effective Teachers

National Council on Teacher Quality

Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males (2010)
The Schott Foundation for Public Education

The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011

U.S. Department of Education

Review of "Parent Power: Grass Roots Actvisism and K-12 Education Reform"
By Michelle Fine and Stan Karp
National Education Policy Center

Understanding and Improving Full-Time Virtual Schools
By Gary Miron and Jessica Urschel
National Education Policy Center

School Choice and Segregation by Race, Class and Achievement

By Roslyn Arlin Mickelson,Martha Bottia and Stephanie Southworth
National Education Policy Center


NorthStar News Columns and Editorials


Waiting for Mrs. Sheer
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Saving Black Boys
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Back to School
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

My Educant Rant
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The Struggle Post-Brown
NorthStar Editorial

An Education President
NorthStar Editorial

To Be Equal: The President's Education Initiative
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Encouraging Careers in STEM
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Fixing Public School Financing
By Marc Morial, Contributro and CEO, National Urban League

Our Mediocre Investment in Education
By Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Contributor


NorthStar News Coverage & State-level Public Education Information


New Casey Report on Racial Barriers

April 02, 2014 9:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Race for Results describes challenges facing Black children. Read More


Civil Wrongs in Education

March 24, 2014 10:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Public education shaping up as civil rights battleground for 21st century. Read More


Pennsylvania

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Pennsylvania. Read More


Maryland

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Maryland. Read More


Connecticut

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Connecticut. Read More


New York State

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of New York. Read More


New Jersey

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of New Jersey. Read More


North Carolina

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of North Carolina. Read More


Virginia

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Virginia. Read More


Ohio

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Ohio. Read More


Delaware

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Delaware. Read More


South Carolina

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of South Carolina. Read More


Washington DC

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for the public school district of the District of Columbia. Read More


Public focuses on Student Achievement

September 28, 2012 7:00 am



Teacher performance and school atmosphere are seen as keys. Read More


Many Seniors not College Ready

Only 43% of Class of 2012 SAT Takers College Ready

September 26, 2012 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

College Board reveals less than half of college bound seniors ready. Read More


Keeping Black Boys in School

September 25, 2012 9:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New report details the epidemic in dropout rates for Black males Read More


Black Males Education Summit

August 28, 2012 12:00 am



Videotape of the town hall with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Read More


Dead End for Black Boys?

June 27, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

College Board reports unemployment, death, incarceration likely. Read More


Brown’s Enduring Legacy

Historic decision still resonates today

May 17, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Brown decision casts shadow on current education reform efforts. Read More


Michigan Gov Sets Education Agenda

April 28, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Gov. Rick Snyder proposes massive school restructuring in Michigan. Read More


Ed Secretary Talks Reforms

February 17, 2011 12:00 am

U.S, Department of Education

Arne Duncan addresses issues of diversity, teachers and achievement. Read More


Black Boys Expelled

School suspensions target Black boys in middle school

September 21, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals dangerous trend. Read More


President Outlines Education Agenda

Merit Pay, Career Training among priorities

March 11, 2009 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

President Barack Obama addressed the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce yesterday at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, and used the speech to outline his education agenda. Read More


U.S Department of Education

January 03, 2009 12:00 am



Hon. Arne Duncan is the Secretary of Education, appointed by President Barack Obama. Read More