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Home    Calendar    Membership    NABSE Journal    Employment    Conference    Legislative News    June. 9, 2010
38th Annual Conference
November 17-21
Fort Worth, Texas

The National Alliance of Black School Educators is pleased to announce
the 2010 NABSE Conference Opening Plenary Speaker:

Roland S. Martin

Nationally Syndicated Journalist and CNN Analyst

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!! Register by July 31st and receive up to $25 in savings! Visit us at NABSE Conference 2010 to learn more about the Conference. We look forward to seeing you there!


It's time to adopt national standards
Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The release of new academic standards on June 2 marks the beginning of a new era in public education in this country. Critics contend that the detailed blueprint means the end of local control of schools, but it is a price worth paying. More

Symposium: Education leaders recommend priorities for HBCUs
Diverse Issues in Higher Education    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
In the view of the Obama administration's top education official, historically Black colleges and universities face two looming challenges as they look to define themselves in the 21st century – preparing students to be the next cadre of minority teachers and improving their retention and graduation rates. More

Economic segregation rising in US public schools
The Christian Science Monitor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than 16,000 public schools struggle in the shadows of concentrated poverty. The portion of schools where at least three-quarters of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals – a proxy for poverty – climbed from 12 percent in 2000 to 17 percent in 2008. The federal government released a statistical portrait of these schools as part of its annual Condition of Education report. When it comes to educational opportunities and achievement, the report shows a stark contrast between students in high-poverty and low-poverty schools (those where 25 percent or less are poor). More

Hearing demonstrates little support for turnaround models
NACCP - Principal's Policy Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Witnesses and most members of the House Education and Labor Committee were in agreement that the four turnaround models proposed by the Obama administration do not offer enough flexibility for low-performing schools. The discussion, titled, "Research and Best Practices on Successful School Turnaround," took place during a full committee hearing on May 19. This was the eighth in a series of hearings held by the committee to discuss reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. More

The Nation: A new vision of school reform
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Before his election President Obama carved out what many regarded as a more progressive and enlightened position on education reform. Recognizing that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had become widely unpopular because of its overemphasis on standardized tests, he declared, "Don't tell us that the only way to teach a child is to spend too much of the year preparing him to fill out a few bubbles in a standardized test." He pledged to lead the nation in a different direction. More

Advocates question whether administration's proposals will leave minority institutions behind
Diverse Issues in Higher Education    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More efficient, less bureaucratic government spending is always high on everyone's list of priorities. But an Obama administration plan to consolidate dozens of education, science and community-development programs of interest to communities of color, including minority-serving institutions, continues to draw concerns from the president's allies and adversaries alike. More

Literacy scores stall in inner cities
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Students in large U.S. inner cities are struggling to improve their reading ability, especially at middle-school levels, according to results from a recently released national reading test. Only Atlanta and Los Angeles, two of the 11 urban centers that took the reading exam, showed statistically significant growth in eighth-grade reading from 2007 and 2009. They also were the only two to show growth since 2002. More

Black leaders leaving Dallas schools along with students
Education News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Civil rights group that once battled for equal education in Dallas schools are now urging black parents to send their kids elsewhere. Some say the rising attention to the needs of children learning English is overshadowing the needs of black students. More

The future of racially integrated schools
Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made it even harder to create racially integrated public schools in its decision on two closely related school integration plans in Seattle and Jefferson County, Ky. The court effectively ruled that while it is acceptable for school districts to create a school-assignment plan that promotes "diversity," it was illegal to define this diversity solely in terms of race. This created a real challenge for educators who believe that creating racially integrated schools is one of the most effective ways to promote educational equality for all children. The Supreme Court ruling presented a new challenge: How can communities promote racially integrated schools without considering students' "race?" More
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