MI School Data is the State of Michigan's official public portal for education data to help citizens, educators and policy makers make informed decisions that can lead to improved success for our students. The site offers multiple levels and views for statewide, intermediate school district, district, school, and college level information. Data are presented in graphs, charts, trend lines and downloadable spreadsheets to support meaningful evaluation and decision making.
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The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center provides technical assistance, resources, and professional learning opportunities related to equity, civil rights, and systemic school reform throughout 13 states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Originally, the African American Young Men of Promise Initiative (AAYMPI), the African American Student Initiative (TAASI) focuses on all African American students and the achievement gap.
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The Open Society Foundations aim to address the exclusion of large numbers of black men and boys from economic, social, educational, and political life in the United States.
Schott supports an “Opportunity to Learn” frame on educational policy, which focuses on ensuring that resources are provided for all students to have an equitable opportunity to learn and produce high achievement outcomes. The Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Campaign unites a growing coalition of advocates and organizers from across the country working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality public education. The Campaign includes local, state and national organizations, grassroots community leaders, policymakers, youth organizers, business leaders and philanthropic partners.
The National Clearinghouse on Supportive School Discipline (NCSSD) to provides educational practitioners with the resources needed to facilitate (1) The reduction of harsh and exclusionary discipline practices to stem the pipeline to prison and (2) The implementation of supportive school discipline practices. NCSSD is a central source of high-quality, objective, and independent research, data, information, and tools related to school discipline policies and practices.
The SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance program works through educators to nurture a new generation that is more accepting of difference and more engaged in social justice than those that preceded it.
African American Male Achievement is an ambitious project designed to dramatically improve academic and ultimately life outcomes for African American male students in Oakland. AAMA is leading the school district by analyzing the patterns and processes that are producing systemic inequities. OUSD’s theory of action, Targeted Universalism, ascertains that by transforming the system to support successful outcomes for OUSD’s lowest performing subgroup, OUSD will create a district that improves academic and social-emotional outcomes for all of its students.
Providing a socio-historical perspective on African-American literacy, this paper discusses student-centered learning in the context of race and gender and proposes an improved approach to literacy instruction for African-American males. Full article available at www.studentsatthecenter.org
This policy report, released by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), and White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans (WHIEEAA), discusses the lack of access to high-quality early childhood education experiences for African-American children and offers recommendations to expand opportunities.