December 9, 2020
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek and CEP partner Dr. Richard Fabes and postdoc Dr. Evandra Catherine review the 2017-2018 CRDC Data, revealing that Black children are suspended and expelled at a rate 2.7 times higher than White children. Furthermore, Native American kids are suspended and expelled at about 1.6 times higher than White children.
November 27, 2020
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek and CEP postdoc Dr. Evandra Catherine discuss the need to abandon the colorblind approach to discipline and explicitly write actions to address racial disparity into policy and budgets.
November 06, 2020
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek and CEP partner Dr. Meek and Dr. Williams published an op-ed in the Hechinger Report discussing the impact of COVID-19 on school funding and making the case for substantially increasing the federal role in education funding as a matter of equity.
October 25, 2020
CEP Founder Dr. Shantel Meek and CEP partners Drs. Rosemarie Allen and Conor Williams released a new report that provides concrete solutions to addressing inequities in early ed, “so that today’s preschoolers are not tomorrow’s protester.”
September 15, 2020
CEP Partner Dr. Conor Williams published a piece at The Century Foundation on how schools can learn from the spring to better serve dual language learners in the fall.
September 08, 2020
By Dr. Conor Williams Dr. Williams published a piece at the 74 Million on new research on school enrollment policies in Washington, DC's universal pre-K program.
July 14, 2020
The 74 features the Children’s Equity Project’s Start with Equity report, which offers a policy agenda that includes a ban on punishments that exclude children from classrooms, more early-childhood mental health services, full funding for special education, incentives for including children with disabilities in regular classrooms, and assessment tools in multiple languages.
July 14, 2020
The Children’s Equity Project and the Bipartisan Policy Center released today a groundbreaking, actionable policy roadmap for all levels of government on closing long-standing educational equity gaps that start at birth in the United States.
Start with Equity: From the Early Years to the Early Grades highlights the grave inequities that have long pervaded the education system and affect the lives of millions of children from historically marginalized communities, using the lens of three policy areas: disproportionate application of harsh discipline practices; lack of inclusion of students with disabilities in general classrooms; and inequitable and inadequate access to dual language programming. In each policy area, the 140-page report includes analyses of existing data, a review of the latest research and concrete recommendations for policymakers at the federal, state and local levels.
July 12, 2020
With COVID-19 cases on the rise and the academic school year quickly approaching, many are wondering if in-person schooling will resume this fall. CEP partner Dr. Conor Williams argues that we are still a long way from a public-health scenario where in-person schooling is likely to be safe.
CEP Partner Dr. Rosemarie Allen had a conversation with CBS4 about ways to engage in anti-racism practices.
May 29, 2020
CEP founder, Dr. Shantel Meek discusses how crucial a quality child care system is. She emphasizes that quality child care is more than a place where children exist while their parents work, but an important environment where they can learn and grow.
CEP Partner Dr. Rosemarie Allen talks to CBS4 reporter Justin Adams about how parents can speak to their kids about racism and social injustice.
April 29, 2020
CEP Partner Dr. Conor Williams details the unique challenges English-learning students face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 27, 2020
CEP Partner Dr. Conor Williams discusses the importance of making Pre-K universal and how each Democratic presidential candidate discusses the topic in their campaign.
CEP Partner Dr. Conor Williams discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights the benefits and risks of the American public education system.
February 20, 2020
CEP partner Dr. Conor Williams argues that a strong push to advance progressive ends through charters could improve students' academic performance, school integration, and the quality of the charter movement.