Fundraising for Equity in the Arts at ASPIRE Dance Project (PIC Team Support from Rosalio, Olivia, Mariana, Courtney)

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO FOOTAGE Aspire was founded by Sue Darrow in 2009. This organization started with teaching only 4 classes a week and has grown over the past 8 years to teaching 49 classes a week. They serve around … Continue reading

Closing Technology Gaps: Team King School (led by Charlene Ashley, Randee-Jo Barcinas-Manglona) Introduction to King School King Elementary School serves 351 students ranging from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade that come from a culturally enriched community in the heart of central Portland. 44.7% of the students at King Elementary School identify as … Continue reading

(by Ashley Hamann)

Does common core close or widen the opportunity gap? Opportunity gaps refer to the way in which factors like race, socioeconomic status, community wealth, and other factors contribute to lower educational aspirations, achievement and attainment for a certain group of … Continue reading

Closing the Opportunity Gap, one Family at a Time (by Jessica Urbina)

The opportunity gap is something that many nations and states are struggling with when it comes to the education of their communities. In many places there are areas where some students have a better chance or “opportunity” to a better … Continue reading

Opportunity Gaps, School Zoning, and Restorative Justice (by Giselle Reynoso)

In the article, one main key point that stood out to me was that of schools managing their money wisely and how to disperse them. “Understand and manage classroom costs”. Disaggerating the costs from teacher to students to classrooms will help the school thrive. it brings the attention to how much classrooms are affected by increasing class sizes.

I didn’t agree too much with replacing the librarians with professionals, yes it would cut the cost the schools are spending. librarians are extremely helpful and although they might not be “professionals” They helps students in many different ways.

As for schools that are experiencing over crowding (and I can say this from experience because my high school was small and over crowded with students) reconfiguring old schools would have been extremely helpful. there was an old school that had shut down that our town could have fixed up a little and used it as an alternative for students to not be over booked.

I believe the answer is to treat each school district equally. Gentrifying places ruins homes it ruins families. Families no longer are able to afford living where their past generations have lived and are forced to move out in order to maintain living because they can no longer afford the cost of living. I think it isn’t our place to vote for other places we don’t live in because were really done know the conditions and the environment. the only people that really know who/what/why to vote for are those that live in the actual area.

How the Common Core and National Standards Further the “Achievement Gap” (by Char Ashley)

Defining “Achievement Gap” and Other Educational Disparities Achievement Gap refers to the different disparities among academic performance between groups of students. International Achievement Gap refers to the different disparities among academic performance between groups of students in other industrial nations. … Continue reading