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ERIC Number: ED440161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Greater Expectations for California's Neediest Students: A Call to Action. Recommendations from the California Superintendents Council on Language, Culture, Poverty, and Race.
This document summarizes key recommendations developed to address the needs and issues of low-income students of color, many of whom are also English language learners. It grew out of discussions among California school district superintendents, school board members, and other educators. These educators noted that 60% of California students are not white, and 25% are considered poor. The recommendations are: (1) facilitate teacher training and continue meaningful professional development programs; (2) mandate training on racial bias and its effects; (3) recruit teachers and school administrators of color; (4) respect diversity in all aspects of learning; (5) implement standards at all levels of education; (6) use data to drive results; (7) provide academic support for full remediation; (8) promote parent involvement and capacity building; (9) provide appropriate school facilities; (10) fund education adequately for all students; (11) expand student leadership programs; and (12) enhance student health and well-being. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California