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  • 00:57

    Pushing Kids Towards Success vs. Pushing Them Out of School

    in Legal

    The “school-to-prison pipeline” refers to the policies and practices that push children, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This practice has been fueled by zero tolerance policies, the presence of police officers in schools, and under-resourced academic settings. These excessive practices have resulted in the suspensions, expulsions, and arrests of of millions of public school students, especially students with histories of abuse and neglect, those who are poor, students of color, those with disabilities or who identify as LGBT. The interruption of education is detrimental for long-term success. It is costing the success of future generations and our communities.  On this episode of Spotlight on Youth, guests will discuss this alarming national trend, why it is harmful, and what jurisdictions are doing to address it.

    Guests:
    Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto, Kentucky Litigation & Policy Director, Children’s Law Center, Inc.
    Dennis Parker, Director, Racial Justice Program, American Civil Liberties Union
    Brea L. Perry, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University

  • 00:31

    Higher Learning:Lessons in Racism

    in Entertainment

    Numbers are astronimical when it comes to suspensions and expulsions in the African American and Latin communities. Tonight's episode will examine the reason behind this and how we can put an end to the discrimination!

  • 00:51

    Raising Black Boys (Full session) - Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

    in Culture

    According to Jawanza Kunjufu, author of the bestselling Raising Black Boys and a father of two sons, "The spirits of too many of our boys have been broken. During the preschool and kindergarten years, our boys are energetic and curious. They love learning and ask thousands of questions. There's a glow in their eyes. By the time they reach high school, however, that glow has been replaced with suspicion and anger."

    The statistics paint a disturbing picture of life for Black boys:

     



    72 percent of African American boys lack a father in the home.
    Nationally, African American males have a 53 percent chance of dropping out of high school. In some districts, the rates are significantly higher.
    While African Americans make up 17 percent of the total school population, they account for 32 percent of the suspensions and 30 percent of all expulsions.
    One of three Black males are involved with the penal system.
    African American male teens are placed in remedial or special education classes at triple the rate of their white counterparts, and they are underrepresented in gifted and honors classes.



    The top three influences on African American boys today are peer pressure, rap music, and television. However, Kunjufu believes that the greatest problems facing Black boys are a lack of spirituality and fatherlessness.

  • 03:21

    "Children Are More Mature Today! Myth or Fact"

    in Parents

    Because children are exposed to more at an earlier age does it mean they are mature enough to know what to do with this information? BUT children have access to more information earlier than we ever had. They are exposed to sex more often and at an earlier stage than any previous generation. They can do more with technology than most 50 year olds and faster. The development of the mind is a natural growth process. That's why we don't hold children responsible for their actions. If a child kills another child at 8 years of age we understand he doesn't comprehend the impact of his actions. As a society we don't allow grown men to have sex with a consenting 10 year old because their understanding of the act is based on imaturity. Myth or Fact?


     


     


     

  • 00:30

    Suspensions and Expulsions part 2 - Pay attention or don't get mad when your child get's expelled

    in Education

    Suspensions and Expulsions are serious. Don't be non responsive when your children are repeatedly suspended and then are up for expulsion. Listen to the warnings by schools, because often times you are getting them. Remember, being disruptive and disrespectful can account for a variety of things.

  • 00:27

    Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students

    in Education

    How do we do a better job of understanding and helping students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in our schools...while simultaneously feeling like we're "holding kids accountable"...while attending to the diverse needs of other students...while trying to make sure they all do well on high-stakes testing?  Not by simply increasing detentions, suspensions, and expulsions or referring behaviorally challenging kids into the judicial system!  In this program, Dr. Ross Greene -- author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach -- helps you view challenging behavior in a more compassionate, accurate, productive manner and intervene more effectively. If you want to learn more about his model, have questions about how to get the ball rolling on using the model in your building or classroom, or are having difficulty using the model with a particular student, this is your opportunity to get your questions answered and listen to how other educators are overcoming obstacles and aplying the model.  You can join in live -- the program airs every Monday at 3:00 pm Eastern time -- or listen to archives of past programs.

  • 01:00

    ZBTR Round Table- Miniver Mutesa, MMD Mpongwe Candidate

    in News

    On Perspectives we’ll have a ZBTR Round table dealing with the thorny issue though being treated as a norm in Zambia’s political arena – defections and expulsions of members of parliament. Former ruling party MMD has just expelled its Mafinga MP, Catherine Namugala and recently lost  Mpongwe MP, Gabriel Namulambe, who defected to the ruling PF.
    Ms Miniver Mutesa the MMD’s choice for the Mpongwe constituency, Ms Namugala and other contentious political players will join us in this discussion to explain their action which do not seem to have any consideration for the economic cost of meagre national resources. Join us for one of our indepth and probing discussions

  • 00:46

    Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students

    in Education

    How do we do a better job of understanding and helping students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in our schools...while simultaneously feeling like we're "holding kids accountable"...while attending to the diverse needs of other students...while trying to make sure they all do well on high-stakes testing?  Not by simply increasing detentions, suspensions, and expulsions or referring behaviorally challenging kids into the judicial system!  In this program, Dr. Ross Greene -- author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach -- helps you view challenging behavior in a more compassionate, accurate, productive manner and intervene more effectively. If you want to learn more about his model, have questions about how to get the ball rolling on using the model in your building or classroom, or are having difficulty using the model with a particular student, this is your opportunity to get your questions answered and listen to how other educators are overcoming obstacles and aplying the model.  You can join in live -- the program airs every Monday at 3:00 pm Eastern time -- or listen to archives of past programs.

  • 01:25

    Can Single Black Women Raise Well-Developed Black Boys?

    in Education

     
    Why are Black boys in Trouble? African American boys lead all negative statistics in public education (e.g., suspensions, expulsions). They drop out and fill prison cells with lengthy sentences, leaving mothers and babies in their wake.  How do single-Black mothers contribute to the social decline of Black boys? Join Clarence Holman and the Invisible Dragon as they explore:  Black Boys:  Lost and Confused

  • 01:00

    Proposed changes to the BCPSS Student code of conduct

    in Youth

    Today's show is centered around the proposed changes to the BCPSS Student code of conduct and the potential effect it could have on the youth of Baltimore City. One proposed change is that the option to make expulsions permanant for children 16 or older who committ the serious acts outlined in BCPSS Student Suspension/Expulsion draft. For children under 16 who committ those same acts, the consequence becomes immediate removal and no less than 180 days in an alternative learning center.

  • 01:00

    Episode 4-Neil Doctorow: Perseverance

    in Goals

    Nellie Jacobs interviews Neil Doctorow: PEAC School For Elite Athletes. How does a person who was an elementary and high school student with multiple suspensions and expulsions grow up to become co-founder and managing director of an elite athletes' private school? How did he manage to leave the public school system only to be kicked out of an alternative school? What factors turned this failing student into an "A" university honours graduate? What insights did he learn about himself? Why did he become a teacher? Why did he keep quitting his teaching jobs in the public school system? What motivated him to start his own private school? These are only some of the many questions Neil Doctorow addresses in this week's episode. Neil candidly speaks about the rocky road of education he travelled that eventually led him to this point in time. He talks about his learning difficulties and how he overcame them, his educator parents and their influence upon him - and what impacted his personal and professional experiences and decisions along the way. Neil generously shares ten points outlining what he has learned about running a business.

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