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Vol. 19 No. 10: May 21, 2019
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Don't Wait Another Year to Think about Brown vs. Board
The 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education was May 17, but you don't have to wait until the next anniversary to think about the landmark case and its ramifications for public education in the United States.
As part of the Alliance for Excellent Education's yearlong #OurChallengeOurHope campaign, we'll focus on meeting the needs of our most underserved students and honoring the intent of the Brown vs. Board decision. We'll also share an issue each month related to Brown's unfulfilled promise. For the month of June, which includes commencement activities for so many high school students around the country, we encourage you to think about those students who won't be walking across the stage.
In the coming weeks, we'll share information related to high school graduation and the additional progress we need to make, even as the U.S. high school graduation rate sits at an all-time high of 84.6 percent.
If you or someone you know has a compelling story about high school graduation, please share it with us. If you have a son, daughter, grandchild, or someone special graduating from high school, let us know.
 
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Click to Tweet: The #BrownVBoard anniversary is over, but @All4ed has launched a yearlong campaign on the continuing needs of underserved students to honor the intent of the landmark case. Access resources, hear student voices, & share your thoughts: all4ed.org/BrownvBoard #OurChallengeOurHope
Inspiring Voices on Brown vs. Board: "My challenge is that I'm a black girl in America. My hope is that one day that won't matter."
Johnique W., a 12th grader from Ohio, helped us kick off our yearlong equity campaign on the unmet promise of Brown vs. Board of Education. In a video, Johnique performs "The Deep End," a powerful poem she wrote after visiting a civil rights exhibit in Cleveland.
In this Q&A, Johnique shares how growing up in a place that "doesn't really listen to the ideas of children" led her to inspire others through poetry and writing.
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Click to Tweet: Inspiring Voices on #BrownvBoard: "My challenge is that I'm a black girl in America. My hope is that one day that won't matter." bit.ly/2Q90gwg #OurChallengeOurHope pic.twitter.com/8SGdiRuP1a
All4Ed President Deb Delisle Praises Proposed Federal Legislation to Reduce Remedial Coursework in Higher Education
U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-AL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Promoting Readiness in Education to Prevent Additional Remediation and Expense (PREPARE) Act to reduce the need for students to take remedial courses in college.
In response, All4Ed President Deb Delisle praised the legislation to curb remediation, saying, "Remedial courses are more likely to lead to disappointment and debt than they are to degrees."
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Click to Tweet: "Remedial courses are more likely to lead to disappointment and debt than they are to degrees." @All4Ed President @DebDelisle shows support for proposed federal legislation to reduce remedial coursework in college. More: bit.ly/2YMXhgn
Five Things You Need to Know About Brown vs. Board
It's been 65 years since the landmark decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case changed the course of history in this country. Yes, it has been that long since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” has no place in the field of public education; yet, too many students are still not receiving opportunities that most of us want and seek for all children. Additionally, too many students face learning environments that are in disrepair or have a shortage of basic learning tools from pencils to paper to computers.
While you may be familiar with Brown vs. Board, you may not know these five important details about the landmark case.
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Click to Tweet: Five Things You Need to Know About #BrownvBoard from @All4Ed: bit.ly/2VEAFML pic.twitter.com/uefrDKL2Iy #OurChallengeOurHope
Deeper Learning Digest: Getting Outside of Classrooms – and Comfort Zones
Taking students outside of the classroom can help bring lessons to life – and get students out of their comfort zones.
This digest highlights how students are building tiny houses for geometry class, how mixing core subjects leads to robust project-based learning, and an upcoming event on whole child education.
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Click to Tweet: How does taking students outside of the classroom help bring lessons to life – and get students outside of their comfort zones? Find out in this #DeeperLearning Digest from @All4Ed: bit.ly/2JRxuz5
Education Department Now Accepting Applications for Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grants
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is now accepting applications for its Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Grants program. CLSD grants are competitive grants to state education agencies to advance literacy skills through evidence-based practices, activities, and interventions, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing.
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Click to Tweet: The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grants. Learn more: https://all4ed.org/education-department-now-accepting-applications-for-comprehensive-literacy-state-development-grants/
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A group of Senators introduce legislation aimed at reducing the need for students to take remedial course work in college while the House education committee advances two desegregation bills on the eve of the 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education.
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Click to Tweet: In this #FederalFlash from @All4Ed: New Senate legislation to reduce the need for remedial coursework in college and the House education committee advances two desegregation bills on the eve of the 65th anniversary of #BrownvBoard. youtu.be/YhvSO7ZNyDI
 
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