FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Documentary on Why After School Programs are Socially and Economically Advantageous. Winchester, MA, March 14, 2014 - The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) and Schools for Children, Inc. (SFC) in partnership with Northeastern University College of Professional Services will host a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary "Brooklyn Castle" on March 27, 2014 at the Regent Theatre, in Arlington, MA.Winner of the Audience Award at the … [Read more...]
Achievement Gap or Opportunity Gap?
On Wednesday, October 30th, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, Dr. Carroll Blake, the Executive Director for the Achievement Gap for Boston Public Schools, will facilitate a discussion following the screening of American Promise. The documentary provides a rare look into the lives of two middle-class black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. The film aims to empower boys of color, their parents and educators and to help close access and … [Read more...]
NISCE To Host Sundance Award-Winning Film “American Promise”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Documentary Provides an Intimate and Personal Look at Race, Class and Opportunity. Arlington, MA, October 8, 2013 - The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) and Schools for Children, Inc. (SFC) in honor or Black Male Achievement Month will host a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary "American Promise." Theatrical openings in New York and Los Angeles are October 18 and October 25, and NISCE and SFC will host the first public screening in … [Read more...]
Unequal and Unjust Public Schools in America
Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children's Defense Fund and vocal advocate for our nation's children, has pulled important data from the most recent Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection Survey. Citing the 2009-2010 version, she speaks to things we know all too well: "inequities in funding and educational resources place poor children in low-performing schools, with inadequate facilities and often ineffective teachers."The litany of practices that contribute to the … [Read more...]