Sharon Davies talks about creating safe and supportive schools at the Albert Shanker Institute.
Alarming disparities in the application of school discipline policies exist nationwide between African American, Latino and White students. A “2009-2010 survey of 72,000 schools (K-12) shows that while Black students make up only 18 percent of those enrolled in the schools sampled, they accounted for 35 percent of those suspended once, 46 percent of those … Continue reading »
Download the Kirwan Institute Issue Brief:Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated (PDF) Research shows that African American students, and especially African American boys, are disciplined more often and receive more out-of-school suspensions and expulsions than White students. Perhaps more alarming is the 2010 finding that over 70% of the students involved … Continue reading »
The Institute provides research support for this two–year collaboration with Dolores Acevedo Garcia and the Urban Health Institute at Northeastern University. The goal of this work is to create a national website providing analysis and resources focusing on children’s access to opportunity in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. This work involves a massive effort … Continue reading »
Download Brochure What is Opportunity Communities Opportunity Communities – Identifies, builds understanding, and eliminates racialized structural barriers to opportunity in critical domains including equitable and sustainable communities, criminal justice, education, and health and health care to build opportunity-rich neighborhoods. The Kirwan Institute supports racially equitable policy and capacity building through its Opportunity Communities model. This model … Continue reading »