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Research Reports

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett have released a new book that corrects common misinformation about gender differences and faulty justifications for sex segregation in their new book, The Truth about Girls and Boys. Their work provides the research and analysis debunking many of the harmful assumptions about girls and boys.Visit their new website that includes a summary of the myths and facts their research reveals.



The  2011 edition of The Guide To Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities is now available. It is a comprehensive document and includes several scholarship directories.  It is a downloadable database that provides great information for all students pursuing higher education. Click here to Download
2011 Scholarship_Guide./New Americans and Minorities.pdf

Columbia University’s Teachers College has an extensive web site The Campaign for Educational Equity that includes a range of publications, webcasts, podcasts and powerpoint presentations from their symposia and forums, entitled Equity Matters Series. They highlight current research and encourage dialogue on many of the critical equity concerns and initiatives of the day. Current titles in the series include topics that range from English Language Learners and emergent bilingualism, the debate of NCLB, early childhood education and after-school programs, all with leading scholars and researchers in the field. Visit The Campaign for Educational Equity website to take advantage of these excellent free resources.

The initiative to move schools towards  Response to Intervention (RTI) programs as a means to improve levels of school success for students prompted the directors of the 10 EACs to prepare an Issue Paper called Response to Intervention (RTI): An Equity Perspective. The report details the civil rights concerns relative to RTI and provides a good framework for evaluating RTI programs through the equity filter. Click here to download the report.

Harvard Family Research Project released a report that documents the significant role parents play in school success, call Family Involvement Makes a Difference in School Success. Researchers evaluated several programs that engage parents in high quality, specific ways to support successful habits and attitudes about schools and learning. The parent involvement programs that were studied have been implemented in numerous settings include Families and Schools Together (FAST), Raising a Reader, The Chicago Child-Parent Centers, and Parent Institute for Quality Education. View the full summary by clicking here.

Building a school staff’s multicultural competencies to help them become more effective in diverse schools and communities is a complex process. A concise report by many of the most influential researchers and scholars in multicultural education, including James Banks, Geneva Gay, Jackie Jordan Irvine and others called Diversity Within Unity: Essential Principles for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Society is available from the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington.  To view the report, click here.

The National Center for Drop Out Prevention at Clemson University, in collaboration with Communities in Schools released an informative report in 2007, Drop Out Risk Factors and Exemplary Programs. The report summarized numerous studies on drop out risks and  summarizes 50 successful programs in prevention. The list of identified Significant Risk Factors for School Dropout include those related to the individual’s experience, school performance, social attitudes, family conditions, family’s level of engagement in school and other conditions of the school/family/relation relationship. Download the complete National Center for Drop Out Prevention by clicking here:   Report on Drop Out Risk Factors and Exemplary Programs

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