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School ‘Discipline Gap’ Explodes As 1 In 4 Black Students Suspended, Report Finds [read]
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California, Los Angeles Civil Rights Project, released two reports on Monday that show the increasing gap between suspension rates of black and white students. One million — or one in nine — middle school and high school students were suspended in 2009-2010, including 24 percent of black students and 7.1 percent of white students.
Most of the suspensions came not in response to violent behavior, but for minor infractions such as dress code violations or lateness. The research also found that suspensions increase the likelihood kids will drop out of school and commit crimes.
SAVE THE DATE, June 29th!!! Official launch event for IMPACT, Inc. at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. This event will serve as one of our regional events to introduce the organization to the Philadelphia nonprofit community. We hope this event will provide an awesome networking experience and allow for us to meaningfully collaborate with access organizations that align with our work. Click the link below to receive further details.
Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now — and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work. Education advocate Geoffrey Canada dares the system to look at the data, think about the customers and make systematic shifts in order to help greater numbers of kids excel.
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Our missions is to increase the retention and graduation rates of male students of color at institutions of higher education. By deliberately addressing issues that affect the academic, social, and cultural growth of young men, IMPACT helps to foster an environment that builds a legacy of success for current and future students. Our organization of diverse, socially conscious professionals serves as a network of mentors to promote expressed camaraderie, peer-to-peer support, and academic excellence. The efforts and outcomes of our work are affirmed through the betterment of our collective communities.