Middle School – Pipeline to Prison or Pathway to Brilliance?

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Less than 80% of Washington state first-time 9th graders are “on track” to pass all credits they attempted in 9th grade. Black, Latinx, Native American, and Pacific Islanders fall below this percent. Students in the following categories also fall below: foster care, homelessness, 504/special education, English language learner, migrant, … Read more Middle School – Pipeline to Prison or Pathway to Brilliance?

Clothing + Ethnic Identity = Incitement to Riot + Charged for Murder

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Part 1: Dress Codes Discriminate Against Young People of Color Coming up in the next blog post: Part 2: Innocent Youth Charged with Incitement to Riot and Murder Stanford law professor Richard Thompson Ford looks at why we wear what we wear, how that has changed over the centuries, … Read more Clothing + Ethnic Identity = Incitement to Riot + Charged for Murder

Lack of Timely Evidence-Based Dyslexia Diagnoses Creates Another School-to-Prison-Pipeline

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Part One of a Four-Part Series on Dyslexia When Schools Make Dyslexia Diagnoses Difficult, Expensive, and Time-Consuming, Many Students’ Lives are Destroyed, and the World Loses a Wealth of Bright, Talented People The Documentary Podcast – Dyslexia: Language and Childhood (October 6, 2020) The Documentary Podcast – Dyslexia: Into … Read more Lack of Timely Evidence-Based Dyslexia Diagnoses Creates Another School-to-Prison-Pipeline