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Stimulating Equity? A Preliminary Analysis of the Impact of the Federal Stimulus Act on Educational Opportunity

   

 

The final version of the Campaign for Educational Equity's 20-state report entitled “Stimulating Equity? A Preliminary Analysis of the Impact of the Federal Stimulus Act on Educational Opportunity” was released last month. A draft version of the paper was presented at the Campaign’s Fifth Annual Symposium, held on February 8-9, 2010. The final report is available for download here.

   Published: 4/6/2022 10:04:00 AM


Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in Efforts to Close the Achievement Gap


The Campaign for Educational Equity releases today the latest report in its Equity Matters series,"Healthier Students Are Better Learners." The report focuses on "educationally relevant health disparities" in seven areas -- vision; asthma; teen pregnancy; aggression and violence; physical activity; breakfast; and inattention and hyperactivity -- that disproportionately affect the educational opportunities and outcomes of urban minority youth.

   Published: 3/8/2021 2:37:00 PM

Equity Symposium Asks: Where Is $100 Billion in Education Aid Going?

Equity Symposium Asks: Where Is $100 Billion in Education Aid Going?

The federal government is showering states with $100 billion in aid to schools. This year's Equity Symposium, February 8 and 9, examines whether that money is going toward improving schools for poor children.   Published: 1/26/2010

TC's Rebell Says Governor's School Budget Cuts are Unconstitutional

TC's Rebell Says Governor's School Budget Cuts are Unconstitutional

New York Governor Paterson announced on Tuesday five-percent cuts to state allocations to public schools. Michael Rebell, Executive Director of the Campaign for Educational Equity at TC, says the cuts would violate New York State's constitution.   Published: 1/25/2010 12:38:00 PM

Updated Chart: Equity Campaign Analysis: Federal Stimulus Funding for Education: Are States Meeting the Goals?

Updated Chart: Equity Campaign Analysis: Federal Stimulus Funding for Education: Are States Meeting the Goals?

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has now approved the applications for initial federal stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Renewal Act of 2009 (ARRA) for 49 of the 50 states; Pennsylvania, which has been involved in a protracted dispute with federal officials over funding for state-related universities, is the only state whose application is still pending approval. The information the states have submitted raises serious questions about whether the stated purposes of the Act -- stabilizing education funding, facilitating the continuation of equity and adequacy formula adjustments and promoting education reforms to boost student achievement -- are being met.   Published: 1/5/2022 11:54:00 AM


Substantial Yet Not Sufficient: Kentucky's Effort to Build Proficiency for Each and Every Child


You can now read the second report in the Equity Campaign's Education, Equity, and the Law series, "Substantial and Yet Not Sufficient: Kentucky's Effort to Build Proficiency for Each and Every Child." Written by Susan Perkins Weston, independent consultant working on Kentucky education issues, and Robert F. Sexton, executive director of the Prichard Committee, the report provides an analytic overview of the origins, impact and implications of Kentucky's landmark educational adequacy litigation, Rose v. Council for Better Education . It provides important new material and insights regarding the political mobilization for school reform, legislative action, statewide implementation, and recent fiscal difficulties that have occurred over the past 20 years since the case was decided. The authors make their case that Kentucky's 1989 court ruling and 1990 legislation unquestionably led to substantive improvement for all students in the state. Based on their experience, they also share a set of thoughts about what counts as successful work to build school systems that serve all students well.

   Published: 12/22/2009 2:42:00 PM


Reframing Family Involvement in Education: Supporting Families to Support Educational Equity


The Equity Campaign releases the latest paper in its Equity Matters series in which authors lay out a reframed approach to family involvement as a key component of comprehensive learning. The authors present a detailed review of the research and evaluation literature through this lens and tackle questions such as: How do families support academic development, and what kinds of supports are demonstrably related to academic development and school success?  Is there evidence that family involvement interventions in fact pay off in better outcomes? What are the implications of the research and intervention literature for developing more strongly evidence-based approaches to family involvement? 

   Published: 12/7/2021 1:34:00 PM

New Jersey's Decades-Long School Finance Case: So, What's the Payoff?

New Jersey's Decades-Long School Finance Case: So, What's the Payoff?

In its pathbreaking Abbott v. Burke decision in 1990, the New Jersey Supreme Court laid the groundwork for providing extra state resources for 32 poor, urban school districts, dubbed the Abbott districts. On November 11 at a forum at Teachers College, four legal and education specialists assessed how successful the Abbott districts have been in providing equitable educational opportunities, and what the future holds for them as they lose their special-funding status.   Published: 11/19/2009 6:06:00 PM

CEE Director Speaks before the UN Committee on  Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CEE Director Speaks before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Michael Rebell, director of the Campaign for Educational Equity, was a featured speaker in Geneva this week at an expert seminar for the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The two-day meeting aims to inform the Committee on issues related to its future role in the implementation of the "Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights."   Published: 10/28/2009 3:38:00 PM

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