Stewart Kwoh on Expanding Equity in Public Universities

Stewart Kwoh on Expanding Equity in Public Universities

07 Jan 2016 | Fran Smith

America’s Tomorrow presents Equity Speaks, an interview series with leaders from activism, academia, and policy aiming to inspire advocates for all-in cities and an equitable, thriving U.S. economy.

Public colleges and universities across the country have been struggling for years | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Transforming School Discipline and Boosting Achievement

Summit Snapshot: Transforming School Discipline and Boosting Achievement

01 Dec 2015 | Dara Baldwin, Senior Public Policy Analyst, National Disability Rights Network, Washington, DC

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

Dara Baldwin, Senior | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: “Connecting Boys and Men of Color to 21st Century Jobs”

Summit Snapshot: “Connecting Boys and Men of Color to 21st Century Jobs”

23 Nov 2015 | Fatemeh Adlparvar, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

Fatemeh Adlparvar, | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Equity Data Tools for Change

Summit Snapshot: Equity Data Tools for Change

20 Nov 2015 | Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Education Policy Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, | Read more >

Promise Neighborhoods Act Introduced in Congress

Promise Neighborhoods Act Introduced in Congress

07 Jul 2015 | PolicyLink

This June, Congressman Donald M. Payne  Jr. (NJ-10) re-introduced legislation that would provide essential funding and support for Promise Neighborhoods — a highly successful program that seeks to improve outcomes for children in distressed communities by combining high-quality | Read more >

Sen. Murphy (D-CT) on Why We Need Promise Neighborhoods

Sen. Murphy (D-CT) on Why We Need Promise Neighborhoods

12 Mar 2015 | PolicyLink

In February,  Senator Christopher Murphy along with cosponsors — Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sherrod Brown (OH), Al Franken (MN), and Patty Murray (WA) introduced legislation that, if passed, would ensure continued support and funding for the Promise Neighborhoods program — a | Read more >

Investments in Low-Income Youth Pay Dividends for Us All

Investments in Low-Income Youth Pay Dividends for Us All

12 Feb 2015 | America's Tomorrow
Want proof that policies to help low-income youth succeed are key to a thriving economy? Several recent studies show that increased funding in education and expanding access to health care for vulnerable young people can help them complete more schooling, raise their incomes, and | Read more >
Promoting College Readiness: Smart Investments in Our Future

Promoting College Readiness: Smart Investments in Our Future

27 Jun 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Education has long been the most common route to economic success, and it's more important than ever. Sixty percent of jobs require post-secondary education and training, up from 28 percent 40 years ago. Youth of color, the fastest-growing segment of our young population, must be | Read more >

Moving from Zero Tolerance to Restorative

Moving from Zero Tolerance to Restorative

09 Dec 2013 |

As described in the New York Times last week (“Seeing the Toll, Schools Revise Zero Tolerance”), Broward County should be commended for recognizing that zero tolerance actions can backfire. Los Angeles Unified School District acknowledged the failure of these punitive policies in | Read more >