WCA eBulletin #7 – Parent Survey Thank You!

WCA eBulletin # 7 – Parent Survey Thank You Video Almost 1,000 parents from throughout Westchester County responded to WCA’s Parents Survey on Remote Learning this summer and we are still using this feedback to support families as kids return … Read More & Comment »

Qualitative analysis of WCA Parents Survey on Remote Learning

Parents respond in droves to WCA’s Remote Learning Survey

  The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that living through a historical moment as opposed to just studying it are two radically different experiences.  This past May, WCA released not one but two online surveys to assess how Westchester children … Read More & Comment »

And Just Like That, I Became a Huge Data Nerd

Using data to influence the greater good has become something of a passion of mine over the last three years or so. I have Westchester Children’s Association to thank for that. When I showed up at this office in March … Read More & Comment »

How Do We Build Positive School Climate?

The recent increase in school shootings, including Parkland, has put school safety on everybody’s mind.  School violence, unfortunately, has also been an issue that hits us close to home.  On January 10, 2018, a 16- year old girl was stabbed … Read More & Comment »

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 »

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 »