At-Risk Students, Special Education, Charter Schools, and the Role of Race in Education
Simon Earle, principal of Options Public Charter School; David Cranford of Exceptional Education Management Corporation (charter mgmt, including Options and Booker T. Washington PCS); and Ab Jordan, Ward 8 Educational Council, discuss the needs of our most at-risk students, parent engagement, and systemic racism in education. Conversation centers around the the school-to-prison pipeline, the disparate affect of race in this pipeline, and the role of special services — mental health, family engagement — in keeping students in school out of the “pipeline.”
Ab Jordan, Ward 8 Education Council (left); Simon Earle, Options PCS
Here’s the full recording of 8/15/13.
Thomas Byrd, host; David Cranford, Exceptional Education Management
This week’s discussion follows foundations laid on the August 8 edition, with some of the same participants.
For more on this topic, see also:
ACLU-National Capital Area addresses School-to-Prison Pipeline
The Education Town Hall, August 15, 2013
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Categories: Charter Schools, DC-Area Education, high stakes testing, race and education, Traditional Public Schools, vocational education