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)

https://spark.adobe.com/video/d8U7mHgtyb87f/embed 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

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

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

Restorative Justice in a Nutshell (by Randee-Jo Barcinas-Manglona )

What is justice? It sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? Justice is about being fair and reasonable. We all know that. When someone commits a crime, justice gets served to them in court. We put people in jail as punishment for violating … Continue reading

Standardizing = Equal Standards? (by Jasmine Bahramian)

The way education and testing standards should be approached is not an easy matter. There is not only plenty of variety across various states and locations, but each individual child is unique in their path towards academic success. However, there … Continue reading