At-Risk Students, Special Education, Charter Schools, and the Role of Race in Education

Ab Jordan, Ward 8 Education Council; Simon Earle, Options PCS

Ab Jordan, Ward 8 Education Council (left); Simon Earle, Options PCS

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.”

Thomas Byrd, host; David Cranford, Exceptional Education Management

Thomas Byrd, host; David Cranford, Exceptional Education Management

Here’s the full recording of 8/15/13.

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:

News Brief

ACLU-National Capital Area addresses School-to-Prison Pipeline

The Education Town Hall, August 15, 2013

The Education Town Hall, August 15, 2013

The Education Town Hall is broadcast Thursdays at 11 a.m. (Eastern) on We Act Radio.

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Categories: Charter Schools, DC-Area Education, high stakes testing, race and education, Traditional Public Schools, vocational education

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