Resources


May 2010
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA is a community of 36 Christian communions with a combined membership of 45 million persons in more than 100,000 congregations across this country. Our member churches – from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches – do not agree on all things! We stand united, however, in our conviction that the church is called to speak for justice in public education.
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Apr 2010
English Learners in Boston Public Schools: Enrollment, Engagement and Academic Outcomes, AY2003-AY2006 In 2002, Massachusetts voters approved a referendum against the continuance of Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) as a method of instruction for English language learners. The study undertaken by the Mauricio Gaston Institute at UMass Boston in collaboration with the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston finds that, in the three years following the implementation of Question 2 in the Boston Public Schools, the identification of students of limited English proficiency declined as did the enrollment in programs for English; the enrollment of English Learners in substantially separate Special Education programs more than doubled; and service options for English Learners narrowed.
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Feb 2010
To help keep girls in school and on track for success, the National Women’s Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund went straight to the source: Latina students and the adults who work with them every day. Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation, explores the causes of the dropout crisis for Latinas and identifies the actions needed to improve their graduation rates and get them ready for college.
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Jan 2010
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Opportunity to Learn Campaign.
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Jan 2010
John H. Jackson is President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education. In this interview he responds to questions about Lost Opportunity: a 50 state Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America.
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Jan 2010
The Schott Foundation produced the ground-breaking report Lost Opportunity: A 50 State Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America, that establishes a metric for determining the opportunity to learn for students. Providing a state-by-state comparison of both academic proficiency (percentage of students scoring at or above proficient on the eighth grade NAEP reading exam) and equity (as measured by the Schott Foundation’s Opportunity to Learn Index, or OTLI), Lost Opportunity identifies the four baseline minimum resources that are necessary for a child – regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status – to have a fair and substantive Opportunity to Learn. Learn how Wyoming compares with other states regarding access and equity in public education.
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Jan 2010
The Schott Foundation produced the ground-breaking report Lost Opportunity: A 50 State Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America, that establishes a metric for determining the opportunity to learn for students. Providing a state-by-state comparison of both academic proficiency (percentage of students scoring at or above proficient on the eighth grade NAEP reading exam) and equity (as measured by the Schott Foundation’s Opportunity to Learn Index, or OTLI), Lost Opportunity identifies the four baseline minimum resources that are necessary for a child – regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status – to have a fair and substantive Opportunity to Learn. Learn how Wisconsin compares with other states regarding access and equity in public education.
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Jan 2010
The Schott Foundation produced the ground-breaking report Lost Opportunity: A 50 State Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America, that establishes a metric for determining the opportunity to learn for students. Providing a state-by-state comparison of both academic proficiency (percentage of students scoring at or above proficient on the eighth grade NAEP reading exam) and equity (as measured by the Schott Foundation’s Opportunity to Learn Index, or OTLI), Lost Opportunity identifies the four baseline minimum resources that are necessary for a child – regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status – to have a fair and substantive Opportunity to Learn. Learn how West Virginia compares with other states regarding access and equity in public education.
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Jan 2010
The Schott Foundation produced the ground-breaking report Lost Opportunity: A 50 State Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America, that establishes a metric for determining the opportunity to learn for students. Providing a state-by-state comparison of both academic proficiency (percentage of students scoring at or above proficient on the eighth grade NAEP reading exam) and equity (as measured by the Schott Foundation’s Opportunity to Learn Index, or OTLI), Lost Opportunity identifies the four baseline minimum resources that are necessary for a child – regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status – to have a fair and substantive Opportunity to Learn. Learn how Washington compares with other states regarding access and equity in public education.
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Jan 2010
The Schott Foundation produced the ground-breaking report Lost Opportunity: A 50 State Report on the Opportunity to Learn in America, that establishes a metric for determining the opportunity to learn for students. Providing a state-by-state comparison of both academic proficiency (percentage of students scoring at or above proficient on the eighth grade NAEP reading exam) and equity (as measured by the Schott Foundation’s Opportunity to Learn Index, or OTLI), Lost Opportunity identifies the four baseline minimum resources that are necessary for a child – regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status – to have a fair and substantive Opportunity to Learn. Learn how Virginia compares with other states regarding access and equity in public education.
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