What Happens When The Local Library Doesn’t Have The ‘Right’ Books?

Many students don’t always have access to resources at home or extensive  resources at their local library. In smaller  ‘local’  libraries, the variety of types of books available to the community is minimal. Children, year after year, are handed homework assignments which require research beyond the classroom. The topics and the notable figures are the […]

“TO WHOM IT SHOULD CONCERN:”

The New York Times’ Race/Related series published an interestingly thought-provoking article this week to focus and highlight a select group of college-bound high school students whose backgrounds and aspirations are as diverse as each individual.  Each featured student demonstrates the power of both resilience and determination in influencing life trajectory and all presented through spoken word […]

5 Facts About Race and Ethnic Disparities in Special Education

  Each year, roughly 6 million students with disabilities, ages 6 to 21, receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Although special education is a source of critical services and supports for these students, students of color with disabilities still face a number of obstacles impeding their ability to succeed in school. […]

Calls for Equity: Students of Color with Disabilities

ED Calls for Equity for Students of Color with Disabilities In order to address data that show children of color with disabilities are more likely to be educated in settings outside of the general classroom, and more likely to be removed from the classroom for discipline reasons, ED issued a proposed new rule to address the disparities that exist. Acting […]