This document presents the 21st Century Partnership Steering Committee recommendations for a community wide strategic plan to address diversity in our community. The document is also available on the Internet at www.ci.rochester.mn.us/21stcentury and www.olmstedcounty.com/21century
Part 1 - Understanding & Constructing Diversity Metrics: Basic & Beyond Part 2 - Diversity Metrics Workshop: Developing Metrics You Can Put Into Practice
Educational New Jim Crow Sweeps American Schools as Black Students Receive More and Harsher Punishements
Black students face tougher discipline in Chicago and the U.S. By ROSALIND ROSSI AND ART GOLAB Staff Reporters March 6, 2012 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks during a forum on education at American University in Washington, Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
AS Department of Education officials consider how best to spend billions from the economic stimulus plan, they would be wise to pay attention to which programs actually help children’s achievement — and keep in mind that sometimes very small influences in children’s lives can have very big effects.
Link to Annie E. Casey Foundation .. helping vulnerable kids & families succeed
Link to reader letters in response to the Newsweek article, "Is your baby racist?"
The report of the new commission on the skills of the American Workforce - Executive summary from the National Center on Education and Economy
Male Enrollments Stable at Public Black Colleges, Study Finds
Where do you really come from? And how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey.
Race is one topic where we all think we're experts. Yet ask 10 people to define race or name "the races," and you're likely to get 10 different answers. Few issues are characterized by more contradictory assumptions and myths, each voiced with absolute certainty.
Khadijah Williams stepped into chemistry class and instantly tuned out the commotion. She walked past students laughing, gossiping, napping and combing one another’s hair. Past a cellphone blaring rap songs. And past a substitute teacher sitting in a near-daze. Quietly, the 18-year-old settled into an empty table, flipped open her physics book and focused. Nothing mattered now except homework. “No wonder you’re going to Harvard,” a girl teased her. Around here, Khadijah is known as “Harvard girl,” the “smart girl” and the girl with the contagious smile who landed at Jefferson High School only 18 months ago. What students don’t know is that she is also a homeless girl.
Racial Justice Through Media, Research and Activism
Explore the Impact of Education on various parts of the country