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ERIC Number: EJ1086518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
A Powerful Partner: Philanthropy's Role in Promoting Positive Approaches to School Discipline
Mediratta, Kavitha
American Educator, v39 n4 p34-38 Win 2015-2016
The author works at The Atlantic Philanthropies, an international foundation dedicated to advancing lasting change for those who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life's circumstances. At the heart of The Atlantic Philanthropies work is the belief that all people have the right to opportunity, equity, and dignity. The urgency of school disciplinary exclusion--and its racially biased undertones and high economic and social costs to society--led them to launch a $47 million initiative not just to change policy and practice but also to demonstrate that there is a better, more effective way to create safe, successful, and inclusive schools. To that end, Atlantic, working alongside young people, parents, civil rights advocates, judges, educators, academics, and government leaders, helped to bring school discipline to the forefront of education policy and discussion in the United States. In this article, the author traces the efforts of this growing movement, its impacts to date, and the lessons learned about philanthropy's role in education reform.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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