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Wolff, Jessica R.; Rogers, Joseph R. – Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
This new report from the Center for Educational Equity offers insights into the resources and practices necessary to prepare students for civic participation in accordance with students' constitutional rights. The pilot study on which the report is based documented major disparities in learning opportunities among the study schools, including in…
Descriptors: High Schools, Civil Rights, Citizen Participation, Student Rights
Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
A wealth of new research and political developments around the country support the position that pre-K must be accessible to all children at age three as a core part of their right to a free public education. This brief offers the case for establishing a right to universal pre-K in three parts: (1) The rationale: A review of the evidence showing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Public Education, Civil Rights
Rebell, Michael A. – Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
In its decision in "Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York," the New York Court of Appeals held that the state government was violating New York City students' right under the state constitution to the "opportunity for a sound basic education." It ordered the state to fix the education funding system to remedy…
Descriptors: Class Size, School Districts, At Risk Students, Response to Intervention
Rebell, Michael A. – Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
The primary mission of the public schools has been to prepare students to be effective citizens capable of sustaining a vibrant and inclusive democracy. The nation's founders believed that the profound experiment in republican government that they were initiating "depended on citizens' ability to participate in public life and to exhibit…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Institutional Mission, Student Educational Objectives, Role of Education
Rebell, Michael A.; Sludden, John R.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
In this white paper, the authors situate the critical issue of preparation for the workplace in the broader context of students' constitutional right to an education that provides the knowledge, skills, experiences, values and dispositions that are the foundations to be a productive citizen. They tie the renewed concern about preparing students…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Rights, Constitutional Law, Educational Improvement
Rebell, Michael A.; Sludden, John R.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
In this policy brief, a summary of the longer report of the same title, the authors situate the critical issue of preparation for the workplace in the broader context of students' constitutional right to an education that provides the knowledge, skills, experiences, and dispositions that are the foundations to be a productive citizen. They tie the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Rights, Constitutional Law, Educational Improvement
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R.; Rogers, Joseph R., Jr.; Saleh, Matthew – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
This is the second in a series of reports that are the culmination of two years of research by the Campaign for Educational Equity, a policy and research center at Teachers College, Columbia University, and significant input from the Safeguarding Sound Basic Education Task Force, a statewide group made up of representatives from New York's leading…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Equal Education, Citizen Participation, Instructional Materials
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
Ten years have passed since New York's highest court ruled in the landmark school-funding and educational-rights case, "Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York," that the state was violating students' constitutional right to the "opportunity for a sound basic education" and ordered significant reforms of the…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Accountability, Educational Opportunities, Student Rights
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
This is the third in a series of reports that are the culmination of two years of research by the Campaign for Educational Equity, a policy and research center at Teachers College, Columbia University, and significant input from the Safeguarding Sound Basic Education Task Force, a statewide group made up of representatives from New York's leading…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, School Districts, State Legislation
Wolff, Jessica R.; Rebell, Michael A.; Rogers, Joseph R., Jr. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2016
This is the fourth in a series of reports that are the culmination of two years of research by the Campaign for Educational Equity, a policy and research center at Teachers College, Columbia University, and significant input from the Safeguarding Sound Basic Education Task Force, a statewide group made up of representatives from New York's leading…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Resources, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Rebell, MIchael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015
The extensive education reforms that state and national policymakers have instituted in recent years have tended to overlook the reality that poor health can substantially undermine students' academic success, especially for students from low-income households. Although children in low-income communities on average have greater health needs, they…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Financial Support, Child Health, Wellness
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R.; Kolben, Nancy; Holcomb, Betty – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013
The research is conclusive: Providing a high-quality early childhood education is crucial if we are to reach our state and national goals of educational equity and excellence, preparing children for college and career. The federal government, states throughout the country, and the courts are increasingly recognizing this reality. This report…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Young Children
Rebell, Michael A.; Wolff, Jessica R.; Rogers, Joseph R., Jr. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2012
In 2011, the Campaign for Educational Equity established the Safeguarding Sound Basic Education Project. One of the major components of this project has been to gather and analyze data about the availability of resources and services in high-needs schools both in New York City and around the state. A number of groups have issued statistical…
Descriptors: School Districts, Response to Intervention, At Risk Students, Educational Resources
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2012
In absence of an existing framework to assess the state's compliance with the court order in "Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) v. State of New York," which guarantees all students the right to an adequate education, the Campaign's first report creates an operational definition for sound basic education. Drawing on relevant state…
Descriptors: Class Size, School Districts, At Risk Students, Response to Intervention
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Raising academic standards and eliminating achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students are America's prime national educational goals. Current federal and state policies, however, largely ignore the fact that the childhood poverty rate in the United States is 21%, the highest in the industrialized world, and that poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection
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