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Academic Achievement / Educational Excellence Programs & Campaigns

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Ariel Education Initiative

Baby Steps: A Plan For Okolona's Children

Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAOE)

Blackstocks Development Corporation

Center for Education Reform

Children First America

Children’s Defense Fund

Early Childhood Quality Network (Q-Net)

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No Excuses   No Excuses - Minority Achievement. Reports on minority achievement

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CNN Presents: Special Report: The Gap -- 50 years after Brown vs. Board of Education. May 2004.


 

Articles, Reports, Etc.

 

This listing provides only a sampling of diverse viewpoints. List is largely in reverse chronological order.


 

Early Child Care and Education: The Need for a National Policy. The Center for National Policy. September 2004. With mounting evidence that high-quality early child care and education can significantly affect life chances, especially for low-income children, a CNP report calls for development of a comprehensive national policy to ensure broad access to effective programs. Authors Jennifer Kolker, David Osborne and Eric Schnurer review data on program availability, adequacy and cost.  They assess state efforts, current federal funding and coordination issues. They urge Congress and the President to act so that outcomes improve for all American children

Life Way After Head Start. David L. Kirp. New York Times. November 21, 2004

Baby Steps. William Raspberry. The Washington Post. November 17 2003.

Baby Steps: A Plan For Okolona's Children. Pulitzer Prize Winner, Okolona, MS Native, William Raspberry of the Washington Post Launches Education Initiative in Okolona.

Baby steps toward educational success: noted columnist launches program to help poor parents guide their children's learning. Eleanor Lee Yates. Black Issues in Higher Education, February 26, 2004.

Q&A with newsmakers: William Raspberry--Okolona native and Washington Post columnist. The Clarion-Ledger. June 5, 2004

William Raspberry Seeks Help for Education Initiative. Inside Ole Miss. October 6, 2003.

Baby Steps: Do our first three years of life determine how we'll turn out? Malcolm Gladwell. The New Yorker, January 10, 2000.


Exceptional Returns: Economic, Fiscal, and Social Benefits of Investment in Early Childhood Development. Robert G. Lynch. October 2004. The Economic Policy Institute.

Smart Money: Education and Economic Development. William Schweke. July 2004. The Economic Policy Institute.

Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black–White Achievement Gap. Richard Rothstein. May 2004. The Economic Policy Institute.


Boarding Schools Nurture Low-Income Students. Jay Mathews. Washington Post. September 21, 2004.

The little class that could. A successful group of grads strengthen the concept of public boarding schools. Danna Harman. The Christian Science Monitor, June 15, 2004.

More articles & reports on public boarding schools

The Factory. Inside a charter school. Katherine Boo. The New Yorker. October 18, 2004.


Clarence Page. At colleges, immigrants are 'minorities' too. Chicago Tribune. July 7, 2004

Clarence Page. 40 years of opportunities. Chicago Tribune. July 4, 2004

Clarence Page. No more excuses for the parents. Chicago Tribune, October 26, 2003

Clarence Page. Rich or Poor, Black Parents Need to Do More. Chicago Tribune, August 3, 2003

Clarence Page. "How A Poor Self-Image Can Stifle SAT Scores," Chicago Tribune, March 18, 2001


William Raspberry. Good Homes, Good Students. The Washington Post, September 6, 2004

William Raspberry. Brown Isn't Enough. The Washington Post.  May 17, 2004

William Raspberry. An Attitude Gap. The Washington Post. Oct. 13, 2003.

William Raspberry. A Gap That Won't Go Away on Its Own. The Washington Post. Oct 6, 2003

Ronald Walters. A Gap in Resources, Not Attitude. (Response Letter to the Editor) The Washington Post. Oct 23, 2003.

William Raspberry. Give Poor Students a Choice. The Washington Post, Sept. 15, 2003.

William Raspberry. Closing the Race Gap. The Washington Post, June 30, 2003

William Raspberry. Why black kids lag. The Washington Post, Dec 9, 2002.

William Raspberry. Culture of Achievement. The Washington Post, September 23, 2002

William Raspberry. To Change a Culture; Making Achievement Cool. The Washington Post, December 5, 1997


Walter Williams. Poor education prognosis. April 28, 2004

Walter Williams. Black education. January 21, 2004.

Walter Williams. Affirmative action or racism II. February 5, 2003


Amy J. Orr. Black-white differences in achievement: the importance of wealth. Sociology of Education, October 2003.

The Wealth Factor. NEA Today. September 2000. A sociologist (Dalton Conley) says racial differences in family assets, not culture, explain achievement gaps in school performance.


Thomas Sowell. School performances; School performances: Part II; School performances: Part III. September 24-26, 2003.

Thomas Sowell. Race and IQ: Part II. October 2, 2002


Cynthia Tucker. 'Racism' Claim Lets Kids Down. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 27, 2003.

Cynthia Tucker, Pushy Parents the Best Boost for Black Boys. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 25, 2003.


Ernest Holsendolph. Young, black and on track ... Why African-American boys often fail in school. The Atlanta Journal - Constitution. Aug 10, 2003.

For Every Child, a Stake in America. Ray Boshara and Michael Sherraden. The New York Times. July 23, 2003

Armstrong Williams. "Create Affirmative Action For The Truly Needy," April 3, 2003 .

Felicia R. Lee. Why Are Black Students Lagging? New York Times. Nov 30, 2002.

Jack White. Why Dropping the SAT is Bad for Blacks: Until We Start Acing The Test, We Can't Say We're Equal. Time, March 12, 2001

Hugh Price. Academic Achievement and Economic Power: The Next Civil Rights Frontier. 2001.

William H. Gray, III. "The Tradition of Academic Excellence in the African-American Community". 2001.

Donna Britt. Black Culture Should Build On Success. Washington Post, January 5, 2001

Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Sports Still No Ticket Out of the Ghetto. 2001.

John McWhorter. The Gift of Competition. The American Enterprise, December 2000

Bob Herbert. "The Success Taboo," New York Times, December 14, 1997


Selected Recent Books

List is largely in reverse chronological order


Class and Schools--Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap. Richard Rothstein. Economic Policy Institute. May 2004. At Amazon.com


No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning. Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom. Simon & Schuster. October 2003. At Amazon.com

Links to Several Reviews of "No Excuses"


Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement. John U. Ogbu. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. February 2003

Related Articles:

Clarence Page. Lessons from an anthropologist. Chicago Tribune, Sept. 9, 2003

Clarence Page. Black parents must teach their kids to succeed. Chicago Tribune, August 5, 2003

Cynthia Tucker. 'Racism' Claim Lets Kids Down. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 27, 2003.

Pamela Burdman. Investigating below the surface: In his new book, Berkeley anthropologist John Ogbu explores the performance gaps between Black and White middle-class students in a Cleveland suburb. Black Issues in Higher Education April 24, 2003.

Ronald Roach. Overcoming the Black-White achievement gap.  Black Issues in Higher Education, April 24, 2003.

William Raspberry. Why black kids lag. The Washington Post, Dec 9, 2002.

Felicia R. Lee. Why Are Black Students Lagging? New York Times. Nov 30, 2002.


Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students. Theresa Perry. Beacon Press. February 2003.

Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child the Best Education Possible. Hugh B. Price
Kensington. September 2002.
At Amazon.com

Bridging the Achievement Gap. John E. Chubb & Tom Loveless (Editors). The Brookings Institution. November 2002. At Amazon.com

Inequality at the Starting Gate: Social Background Differences in Achievement as Children Begin School. Valerie E. Lee, David T. Burkam. Economic Policy Institute. September 30, 2002. At Amazon.com

Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women. Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica L. Greene, Geoffrey L. Greif. Oxford University Press. January 2002. At Amazon.com

Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males. Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, Geoffrey L. Greif, Maton Greif Hrabowski. Oxford University Press. April 1998. At Amazon.com

Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children. Janice E. Hale & V. P. Franklin. Johns Hopkins University Press. December 2001. At Amazon.com

Raising Standards or Raising Barriers?: Inequality and High Stakes Testing in Public Education. Gary Orfield & Mindy Kornhaber (Editors). Century Foundation Press. August 2001. At Amazon.com

The Black-White Test Score Gap. Christopher Jencks & Meredith Phillips (Editors). The Brookings Institution. September 1998. At Amazon.com

The Black-White Test Score Gap. Christopher Jencks, Claude M Steele, Stephen J. Ceci, Wendy M. Williams, Mindy Kornhaber, Jared Bernstein, Richard Rothstein, Glenn C. Loury, Meredith Phillips. The American Prospect. November 1, 1998 - December 1, 1998.

America's Next Achievement Test: Closing the Black-White Test Score Gap. Christopher Jencks & Meredith Phillips. The American Prospect. September 1, 1998 - October 1, 1998.


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