Tag Archives: immigrant students

The Immigrant Lesson: It’s About the Future

A lot can be learned from current immigrants to this corner of the earth. Continue reading

Posted in At Risk Students, Schools and Culture, Schools and Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Charters: Discriminatory Suspension Patterns Linked to Focus on Test Scores

Summary: A new study out of UCLA finds that charters suspend African-American and disabled students far more frequently than whites and non-disabled students. While charters are designed for innovation, they have succumbed to some of the exclusionary tactics for which … Continue reading

Posted in At Risk Students, Charter Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

School Reform and the Demise of the Bureaucrat

Summary: The transformation of Foster High School into a functioning academy for a largely immigrant multicultural population, with improved graduation rates, strong math scores, and a peaceful campus is a study in how communication and respect can melt away the … Continue reading

Posted in At Risk Students, School Bureaucracy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment