News Archive: 2010
February 25 Webinar, "How Does Improving School Climate Support Student Achievement," Recording Now Available
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Many schools and districts have entered into the conversation about school safety and bullying, but that conversation is really much broader—taking into consideration the many factors that constitute school climate, and the fact that research now shows that school climate is directly associated with student achievement. This one-hour, online briefing about school climate explores the question, "Which factors, among the many that constitute school climate, are more likely to support increased student achievement?"
The New England Equity Assistance Center Has a New Home
On March 22, 2010, the NEEAC moved its offices. After nearly 15 years in Providence's Jewelry District, we moved to make way for Brown to convert our building on Richmond Street into a brand new Medical Education facility.
We moved 2 miles across town to 4 Richmond Square on Providence's East Side. We are still located off-campus in a building on the Seekonk River. Our main phone and fax numbers have not changed, nor have our email addresses. However, staff do have new individual phone numbers, and we, of course, have a new address:
4 Richmond Square, Fourth Floor
Providence, RI 02906
We look forward to a new era in serving the community from our new offices.
NEEAC Co-sponsors the Forum and Networking Event "Response to Intervention (RtI): Operative Implementation for English Language Learners (ELLs)" on May 15th
The New England Equity Assistance Center in collaboration with the Boston College Lynch School of Education (RtI School University Partnership Grant funded by the Teacherís for New Era Grant) and the Massachusetts Association of Bilingual Education (MABE) held a forum and networking event on May 15, 2010 on Response to Intervention (RtI) and considerations for the operative implementation for English Language Learners. With this forum, the intention was to bring to the forefront public understanding about bilingualism and the education of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners in relationship to the process of Response to Intervention. Specifically, the forum addressed the impact of RtI on student achievement, programming decisions, curriculum, and pedagogy, as well as the implications for family and community involvement.
Following the keynote presentation by Dr. Janette Klingner and panel response, there were structured opportunities to interact with panel members, colleagues, and experts in the field of Response to Intervention.
NEEAC Co-sponsors the 15th New England Conference on Multicultural Education on October 14, 2010
The 15th Annual New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME) was a tremendous success according to the nearly 450 educators from around the region who attended on October 14, 2010. The Education Alliance at Brown University hosted the event this year, held at the Hartford Marriott in Farmington, Connecticut. NECME was co-sponsored by the New England Equity Assistance Center, the Connecticut State Department of Education, Goodwin College and five departments/schools of education (Central Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut, Bates College, Southern Connecticut State University, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst).
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, a leader in the field of multicultural education and our keynote speaker, passionately and persuasively broadened our perspective on the so-called "Achievement Gap" by defining the numerous other "gaps" that ultimately impact student achievement in this country. Almost 60 workshop leaders, both nationally known and local presenters from New England, offered 32 workshops on a wide range of topics impacting student achievement: meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, improving school climate and reducing bullying/harassment, while discussing controversial topics like racism, supporting LGBT students and families, and so many more!
Forum and Networking Event: Response to Intervention (RtI): Operative Implementation for English Language Learners
On May 15, 2010 the NEEAC, in collaboration with the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE), sponsored a forum and networking event on Response to Intervention (Rtl) along with considerations for the implementation for English Language Learners. The intention of the Forum was to bring to the forefront public understanding about bilingualism and the education of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners as schools and districts implement the framework of Response to Intervention.