Archive of 2009 November

A guest shares her thoughts on the proposed curfew

on November 30th, 2009 in Blog by | No Comments

by Brandy Johnson Tomorrow (December 1), a proposed curfew for minors in Iowa City will come up for consideration by our City Council. I was recently asked if I felt that the curfew proposal was focused on black youth.  My answer was “ABSOLULTELY YES!”  The violence that people talked about during…

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Pausing on Thanksgiving

on November 26th, 2009 in Blog by | 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  This morning, I opened my email to a much appreciated message from the president of the National Congress of American Indians, Jefferson Keel. NCAI President Jefferson Keel Speaks of Gratitude and Hope on Thanksgiving Day WASHINGTON — November 25, 2009 — National Congress of American Indians…

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Problematizing “Achievement Gaps”: Recommendations for the National Assessment Governing Board

on November 20th, 2009 in Racial Equity by | No Comments

Download the PowerPoint (PDF) Library image (cc) Patrick Hoesly

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Stereotype Threat

on November 3rd, 2009 in Blog by | No Comments

In July 2009, REL Southeast at SERVE Center, UNC, Greensboro,  published the Issues and Answers brief for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) titled Reducing stereotype threat in the classroom: A Review of social-psychological intervention studies on improving the achievement of Black students.  The authors tell us that “stereotype threat…

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