2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

This recent policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation uses the latest data available to discuss the progress and welfare of children from different races/ethnicities and national origins using several key milestones. It unsurprisingly finds that minority and immigrant youth continue to consistently have bigger barriers to success than white youth. The report makes the case for a number of crucial policy changes that can help to break down some of those barriers.

Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind

Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce recently released this new report highlighting how a lack of higher education degree attainment has led to Latinos being disproportionately "stuck" in the lower and middle wage tiers of the labor market. The report presents comprehensive data on the issue for the ten states with the highest Latino populations.

Unrealized Impact: The Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This report released by NewSchools Venture Fund highlights the stark lack of diversity in education leadership across the country and the detrimental effects this has on the educational achievement of a student body which is growing more racially and ethnically diverse every year. Greater levels of teacher and leader diversity in the education sector are shown to result in improved academic performance and fewer disciplinary problems. "Unrealized Impact" is the most comprehensive study done on this issue and makes the case for a number of different reforms and initiatives to address it and improve the hiring, retention and advancement of minorities in education leadership positions.

Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood

This groundbreaking new study recently released by the Georgetown University Law Center uses comprehensive survey data to show how the perception of black girls by the majority of the public differs from that of their peers. The results show, among many other worrying findings, that black girls are perceived as being older, less in need of nurturing, less in need of protection, and that they know more about adult topics at a younger age. The report shows how these perceptions have profound implications for how black girls are treated in the education and juvenile justice systems relative to their peers of other ethnicities.

Juvenile Justice Reform Program Grants

Subject: Juvenile Justice, Youth Crime, Youth Incarceration, Youth Development, Youth Welfare | Deadline: Ongoing . . .

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Education Equity Assistance Centers Grants

Subject: Education, Race/Ethnicity, Education Access, Desegregation | Deadline: Aug. 22, 2016 . . .

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Zerline Hughes

Teaching Moment: Police Brutality and Raising a Black Son

What is happening right before our children’s eyes is the very R-rated stuff they’re not allowed to see at the movie theaters. This is the predicament that too many of us black parents are encountering right now with our young kids and teenagers. We find ourselves having to be gravely honest with them.