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Keaton, Lucy – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
This Summer 2013 issue of "Voices in Urban Education" presents an interview with Lucy Keaton, appointed in February 2013 as the first assistant superintendent for the English Language Learner program at the Clark County (Nevada) School District (CCSD), which includes Las Vegas and contains more than half of Nevada's public schools. The…
Descriptors: Interviews, English Language Learners, Public Schools, Cultural Awareness
Ng, Elaine – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Nationally, many resources are spent on programs to ameliorate poor educational and economic outcomes for our children and families, in particular for urban and immigrant families. Programs like the federally funded Head Start, Community Development Block Grants, and thousands of nonprofits across the nation provide out-of-school-time academic and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Family Programs, Cultural Influences
Horsford, Sonya Douglass; Sampson, Carrie – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The growing numbers of English language learners across the country provide an opportunity for state policymakers and education leaders to invest in and reap the benefits of a well-educated, culturally competent workforce. In this article, the authors review state-level ELL funding for the ten states experiencing the highest ELL population growth…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Equity (Finance), Resource Allocation, Access to Education
Foley, Ellen; Mishook, Jacob; Lee, Jaein – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Despite some cuts to the nation's oldest Federal College Access Programs, known as the TRIO programs (e.g., Upward Bound), new education policies have emphasized college and career readiness. In 2010, Congress approved the College Access Challenge Grant Program, which aims to increase the number of low-income students who are ready for college.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Government Role, Program Development, College Readiness
Catone, Keith – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Chicago has long been one of the national epicenters for public school reform. In many ways the reform efforts of the past decade in the Windy City have served as the blueprint for the current focus of federal education priorities. In particular, federal policy for school turnaround and transformation takes clear cues from the efforts that current…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, Partnerships in Education, Models
Hall, Shane – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Dallas Independent School District's (ISD) efforts to develop a system of college readiness indicators began in 2008, when they received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant under the foundation's College-Ready Education initiative. With this grant, Dallas ISD's Performance Management and Analytics department developed a college readiness…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, School Districts, Longitudinal Studies
Kless, Lambrina – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
In 2012-2013, leaders and staff of the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) focused on accomplishing the district's new mission: to aggressively pursue solutions to close the opportunity gap and ensure that all students leave SJUSD with twenty-first-century skills, prepared to participate in a global society. The district's participation in…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, School Districts, Achievement Gap
Lavorini, Peter – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The Pittsburgh Promise is a nonprofit organization that grants college scholarships to all Pittsburgh Public Schools students meeting the academic requirements. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Promise, the children of Pittsburgh have an opportunity that few other children in the country do: to attend college without the additional, often insurmountable…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Public Schools
Carrano, Jared – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Over the past three years, the College Readiness Indicator Systems (CRIS) project has afforded New Visions for Public Schools an opportunity to reflect upon their college readiness systems and practices. Through their involvement in the project, they have been able to explore various strategies for ensuring that their students graduate from high…
Descriptors: Public Schools, College Readiness, Skill Development, Developmental Studies Programs
Ghubril, Saleem – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The nonprofit community-based organization Pittsburgh Promise aims to help revitalize Pittsburgh and its public school system by offering college scholarships to any Pittsburgh Public School graduate who meets the academic requirements. Executive director Saleem Ghubril spoke with "Voices in Urban Education" guest editor Jacob Mishook…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Community Organizations
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