At the Raikes Foundation, we’re working toward a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential. We do that by focusing on the systems that serve young people, from our nation’s schools, to child welfare agencies, to the thousands of nonprofit organizations that expand young peoples’ horizons.
Here’s what we’re reading this week.
How three schools creatively face the challenge of educating immigrant students – Educating immigrant students poses a unique challenge for teachers. These three schools are demonstrating that by embracing students’ communities, schools can meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
Is your school racist? Ask the students – A University of Washington professor asked students of color in a Seattle high school about their experiences in school—their answers shocked their teachers.
Why colleges already face race-related challenges in serving future students – Our nation’s colleges are facing a variety of challenges as the student population they serve grows more diverse.
Your American dream score – A tool developed by the Ford Foundation examines the many circumstances and experiences that shape our lives to jump start a conversation about inequality and opportunity.
How to hire more black principals – Nonprofit groups are trying new strategies to diversify the talent pool for school leadership.
Avossa & Chang: As immigrant school leaders, we know that no immigrant student should have to live in fear – Today immigrant students are facing an alarming upswing in incidents of discrimination and bullying, resulting in increased anxiety for students and parents alike.
Brittany Packnett: 'Efforts to close achievement gap have long ignored black educators' – While more students are graduating from high school than ever, the gap in graduation rate between White and Black students has steadily increased.