A new Stanford University study uses growth, as opposed to proficiency, to examine school district performance. At the local level, an initial look shows that more affluent school districts tend to have higher growth scores. However, two school districts, White … Read More & Comment
Yearly Archives: 2017
Why I Am So Proud of Yonkers’ New & Improved Code of Conduct
Since the release of Dreams Deferred in 2013, WCA’s Connecting Youth workgroup has worked on remedies to re-engage youth disconnected from work and school. The report recommends districts, “reduce exclusionary/disciplinary and suspension practices in school and encourage restorative practices”. Student … Read More & Comment
What Does Your Candidate Think About Kids?
Will You Vote for Kids? Each election, our Vote for Kids initiative surveys candidates on their opinions regarding issues affecting Westchester’s children and youth. This year, we chose to ask the candidates one question: What are your priorities regarding children … Read More & Comment
Does Your School Excessively Suspend Students of Color?
Our schools treat certain children differently from their peers. Children, as young as preschoolers, are subject to discrimination and bias, which can alter their future in sinister ways. School disciplinary practices disproportionately affect children of color, and it is a … Read More & Comment
Dear nonprofit employee – YOUR VOTE MATTERS!
VOTE! More specifically, #914NonProfitsVote! Voting has been promoted as a good thing for as long as I can remember. Whether it was to exercise my right as an American citizen or to stand and take action for what I believed … Read More & Comment
During My Internship at WCA…
This post was authored by our 2017 Cornell University Blumenthal Intern, Lauren Woods. Lauren is a rising junior majoring in industrial and labor relations. She is currently on a pre-law track, and wishes to attend law school after graduation. Lauren … Read More & Comment
En God Barndum, or the Good Childhood
The following blog post was authored by one of our 2017 summer interns, Caroline Sullivan. Caroline comes to WCA from Bucknell University where she is pursing her undergraduate degree both psychology and political science with a minor in women’s and gender studies. Caroline … Read More & Comment
On the Home Front: A report on Home Visiting in Westchester
Download here: On the Home Front The following post was written Dr. Katherine Lobach, a member of the Westchester Home Visiting Work Group and a former WCA Board Member. Katie now serves on WCA’s Advisory Council and is a Professor Emerita of … Read More & Comment