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Pedro Noguera.

This In Motion Magazine section, Education Rights, is co-edited by Pedro Noguera.

"The Education Rights section of In Motion Magazine is dedicated to providing a forum for activists, educators, parents and students who are searching for alternative ideas to the challenges confronting education today. ... We are looking for writers to contribute to this section who are connected to the important struggles that are occurring in education today and who can bring a fresh perspective and shed light on some of the issues that leave so many people confused and disempowered today. -- Pedro Noguera (from the Education Rights introduction)

 Feature Articles
General On the Over-Representation of African American Students in Special Education Classrooms
Green Thumbs, Green Minds In Oakland
"... the transformation that takes place in a garden"
by Paul Rockwell
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine December 3, 2014
Tackling the Last Bastion of over-representation of African American students in Charles County Schools: Achieving parity among students served under eligibility code 01, mental retardation
by Frank Conahan Ph.D., Patricia Vaira Ph.D.
La Plata, Maryland
The Status of Black Males:
At the Intersection of Risk, Resilience and Response

by Pedro Noguera
New York University, New York

Published in In Motion Magazine June 18, 2014
Bucking the Trend: Creating supports to help African American special education students stay in high school: Charles County Public School’s “Hiatus” Project
by Frank Conahan, Douglas Lamb, and Teresa Robinson, Charles County Public Schools
La Plata, Maryland
Responding to the Challenges Confronting Black and Latino Males:
The Role of Public Policy in Countering
the “Crisis” and Promoting Success

by Pedro Noguera
New York University, New York

Published in In Motion Magazine January 9, 2014
Addressing disproportionate representation of minority students in special education placement by refining the referral process
by Frank Conahan, Karen Burggraf, Vivian E. Nelson, Arden Bailey and Marilyn Ford
Charles County Public Schools, Department of Special Education
La Plata, Maryland
Children’s First and It’s Impact on Latino Students in New York City
By Luz Yadira Herrera, CUNY Graduate Center
Pedro A. Noguera, New York University
New York, New York

Published in In Motion Magazine September 7, 2013

The Overrepresentation of Black Students in Special Education Classrooms
Kimberly Suzette Peterz
Chicago, Illinois
On the 50th Anniversary of Brown
The Achievement Gap and The Schools We Need: Creating the Conditions Where Race and Class No Longer Predict Student Achievement
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine April 3, 2012
Review of Richard Kluger’s "Simple Justice"
(The history of Brown v. Board of Education)
by Yvette Zmaila
Las Vegas, Nevada
"Saving" Black and Latino Boys
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 15, 2012
Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Brown Decision
by Pedro A. Noguera and Robert Cohen
New York, New York
An Exploration Of The Mentoring Experiences Of African American Public School Superintendents In New York State
Fadhilika Atiba-Weza
The Sages Colleges
Troy, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine February 7, 2012
50 years after Brown: Latinos paved way for historic school desegregation case
by Carlos Munoz Jr.
Berkeley, California
Higher Education
A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform: Expanded Partnership Roles for School Counselors
by Sam Steen, Ph.D.
George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
New York University, New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine July 12, 2011
The History of Affirmative Action Policies
Updated August 7, 2003
Americans for a Fair Chance
Washington D.C.

How Colleges and Universities Can Promote K-12 Diversity
Response to: A Modest Proposal
by J. Chambers, J. C. Boger and W. Tobin

by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
When Black Males Aren't at School:
A Qualitative Study of Promising Out-of-School-Time (OST) Programs Serving Black Males
by Margary M. Martin and Naomi M. Jefferson
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine September 25, 2011
Cuba's Latin American School of Medical Sciences
Reaching Out To Us Even When No One Here At Home Will
by Zekita Tucker
St. Louis, Missouri
(Cross-referenced from Opinion section)
Full List of Education Rights Articles (in alphabetical order)

High Performing High Minority Elementary Schools:
Where are they located and what do they have in common?
by Tiffany Anderson
Eureka, Missouri
Published in In Motion Magazine December 5, 2004

CUNY undocumented students organize to stay in college
Interview with Angelo,
Mexican American Student Alliance
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine - April 30, 2002

An Exploration Of The Mentoring Experiences Of African American Public School Superintendents In New York State
Fadhilika Atiba-Weza
The Sages Colleges
Troy, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine February 7, 2012

"Me in the Making:
One Man’s Journey to Becoming a School Superintendent"

A Review
by Fadhilika Atiba-Weza
Troy, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine November 9, 2008

"Reflections of an Urban High School Principal"

A Review
by Fadhilika Atiba-Weza
Amityville, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 12, 2006

Race Based Achievement Gaps:
What Can Parents Do for Their Minority Children?
by Gladys S. Blount
El Paso, Texas
Published in In Motion Magazine January 27, 2010

The Worldwide Classroom
Whither education on the superhighway?
Triona Carey,
County Cork, Ireland
(Cross-referenced from Essays from Ireland column)
Published in In Motion Magazine - Ausust 27, 1997

Tackling the Last Bastion of over-representation of African American students in Charles County Schools:
Achieving parity among students served under eligibility code 01, mental retardation
by Frank Conahan Ph.D., Patricia Vaira Ph.D.
La Plata, Maryland
Published in In Motion Magazine June 26, 2005

Addressing disproportionate representation of minority students
in special education placement by refining the referral process
by Frank Conahan, Karen Burggraf, Vivian E. Nelson, Arden Bailey and Marilyn Ford
Charles County Public Schools
Department of Special Education
La Plata, Maryland
Published in In Motion Magazine May 18, 2003

Bucking the Trend
Creating supports to help African American special education students
stay in high school: Charles County Public School’s “Hiatus” Project

by Frank Conahan, Douglas Lamb, and Teresa Robinson
Charles County Public Schools
La Plata, Maryland
Published in In Motion Magazine October 12, 2003

Single-Sex Schools for Black and Latino Boys:
An Intervention in Search of Theory
by Edward Fergus, Katie Sciurba,
Margary Martin, and Pedro Noguera
New York, NewYork
Published in In Motion Magazine October 31, 2009

"Eliminating affirmative action is re-segregating higher education"
Interview with Graciela Elizabeth Geyer (2001)
U.S. Students Association
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine August 19, 2001
(cross-referenced from the In Defense of Affirmative Action column)

"There is no place where affirmative action is not necessary or could not be improved."
Interview with Graciela Elizabeth Geyer (2000)
U.S. Students Association
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine October 11, 2000
(cross-referenced from the In Defense of Affirmative Action column)

Designing for Diversity:
How Educators Can Incorporate Cultural Competence in Programs for Urban Youth
by Marion J. Goldstein, M.A. and Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 25, 2006

"I Also Have A Dream"
Gary Griffith, Jr.
Selma, Alabama
Published in In Motion Magazine January 31, 1998

Children's Studio School in Washington, D.C.
Jewel Johnson
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine October 29, 1995

Affirmative Action: Learning from Achievements in Florida
Interview with Jennifer Lin, U.S. Students Association
Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights Commission Denounces Percentage Programs:
States continue fighting affirmative action attacks
Jennifer Lin (U.S. Students Association)
Washington, D.C.
Published in In Motion Magazine June 2, 2000
(cross-referenced from the In Defense of Affirmative Action column)

Preschool Myths - Early Childhood Education
-- en español: La Educación Pre-escolar
Tracy Lai and Lisa Coburn
Seattle, Washington
Published in In Motion Magazine October 29, 1995

The Arts in Alternative Education
Alice Lovelace
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Part 1 - Introduction / What is Identity?

Part 2 - Who Ends Up In Alternative Education?
Part 3 - The Multiple Paths To Knowing
Published in In Motion Magazine November 17, 1998
(cross-referenced from the Art Changes column)

The Haley Story Quilt Project
"Our goal is to encourage students to observe their environment."
Cherice Harrison-Nelson
New Orleans, Louisiana
Published in In Motion Magazine November 23, 1997

The University of California: The End of Affirmative Action --
the Beginning of Privatization?
Interview with Kimi Lee,
former Executive Director of University of California Student Association,
Oakland, California 
Published in In Motion Magazine September 10, 1997
(cross-referenced from the In Defense of Affirmative Action column)

Finding the Power To Do What Is In Your Heart
from Unfinished Business
by Nabila Lester
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 19, 2006

Getting Ready for School --
Teaching Artist's Checklist
by Alice Lovelace
Atlanta, Georgia
(Cross-referenced from Art Changes section)

A Shooting at Dorchester High School
by Jeff Lowenstein
Boston, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine February 27, 2000

When Black Males Aren't at School:
A Qualitative Study of Promising Out-of-School-Time (OST) Programs Serving Black Males
by Margary M. Martin and Naomi M. Jefferson
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine July 12, 2011

50 years after Brown:
Latinos paved way for historic school desegregation case
by Carlos Munoz Jr.
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine May 20, 2004

Children’s First and It’s Impact on Latino Students in New York City
By Luz Yadira Herrera, CUNY Graduate Center
Pedro A. Noguera, New York University
New York, New York

Published in In Motion Magazine September 7, 2013

Re-defining Masculinity
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine August 6, 2013

The Achievement Gap and The Schools We Need:
Creating the Conditions Where Race and Class
No Longer Predict Student Achievement

by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York

"Saving" Black and Latino Boys
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 15, 2012

What We Are Doing Now Is Not Working
And May Actually Making Things Worse
"Breaking School Rules"
by Pedro Noguera, Ph.D.
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine November 9, 2011

Creating the Schools We Need
Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine November 9, 2011

A Broader and Bolder Approach to School Reform: Expanded Partnership Roles for School Counselors
by Sam Steen, Ph.D.
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
and Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
New York University, New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine July 12, 2011

Urban schools must start empowering
-- and stop blaming -- parents
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine June 1, 2011

In Pursuit of our Common Interests:
A Framework for Building School and University Partnerships
to Improve Urban Schools and Teaching

by Pedro A. Noguera and Sarah L. Klevan
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine February 2, 2011

Creating A Constituency for Change
in the Direction of American Education

"A bottom-up campaign for change"
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine February 2, 2011

The Race To The Top: Two articles

1. "We Need the President To ..."
2. Racing To The Top Or Running In Place
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine February 2, 2011

Closing the Achievement Gap:
Racial Inequality and The Unfinished Legacy
of Civil Rights in America

by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 23, 2010

Rethinking Gifted Education
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine December 9, 2009

Single-Sex Schools for Black and Latino Boys:
An Intervention in Search of Theory
by Edward Fergus, Katie Sciurba,
Margary Martin, and Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 31, 2009

The Change We Need in Education Policy
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine September 21, 2010

Accept it: Poverty Hurts Learning
Schools matter, but they're not all that matters
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine September 20, 2010

Secretary Duncan: We need less scolding and more constructive ideas on how to move forward
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine December 9, 2009

Education Accountability Policy in the New Administration
by Pedro Noguera and Richard Rothstein
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine December 9, 2009

Getting Ready for the New Majority:
How Schools Can Respond to Immigration and Demographic Change
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine May 3, 2009

The Change We Need
Future of Education Policy in the Obama Administration
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 25, 2009

Creating Schools Where Race Does Not Matter:
The Role and Significance of Race in the Racial Achievement Gap
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine September 2, 2008

Rethinking Gifted Education
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine April 23, 2008

Renewing and Reinventing Freire:
A Source of Inspiration in Inner-City Youth Education
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 16, 2007

Rethinking the Standards and Accountability
of No Child Left Behind
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine July 29, 2007

Closing the Racial Achievement Gap:
The Best Strategies of the Schools We Send Them To
by Pedro Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine July 29, 2007

Unfinished Business:
Closing The Achievement Gap At Berkeley High School
by Pedro A. Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 19, 2006

Patriotism and Accountability:
The Role of Educators in the War On Terrorism
by Pedro Noguera and Robby Cohen
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 15, 2006

School Reform and Second Generation Discrimination:
Toward the Development of Equitable Schools
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 15, 2006

Designing for Diversity:
How Educators Can Incorporate Cultural Competence in Programs for Urban Youth
by Marion J. Goldstein, M.A. and Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 25, 2006

Latino Youth: Immigration, Education and the Future
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine March 5, 2006

It Takes More Than Pressure to Improve Failing High Schools
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 1, 2005

And What Will Become of Children Like Miguel Fernandez?
Education, Immigration and the Future
of Latinos in the United States

by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine April 3, 2005

Transforming Urban Schools Through Investments
in the Social Capital of Parents
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 17, 2004

Reforming Public High Schools:
The Greatest Educational Challenge

by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine August 8, 2004

Re-thinking School Safety
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine June 2, 2004

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Brown Decision
by Pedro A. Noguera and Robert Cohen
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine May 9, 2004

Going Beyond the Slogans and Rhetoric
by Pedro A. Noguera
New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 18, 2003

A Basis for Hope
Urban Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of American Education
Finding Hope Among the Hopeless
by Pedro A. Noguera

New York, New York
Published in In Motion Magazine October 2, 2003

Taking on the Tough Issues:
The Role of Educational Leaders in Restoring Public Faith in Public Education

by Pedro A. Noguera
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine August 13, 2003

“Joaquin’s Dilemma”
Understanding the link between racial identity and school-related behaviors
by Pedro Antonio Noguera
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine December 1, 2002

Educating America’s New Majority
by Pedro Antonio Noguera and Eileen Moran Brown
Published in In Motion Magazine September 27, 2002

The Trouble with Black Boys:
The Role and Influence of Environmental and Cultural Factors
on the Academic Performance of African American Males
by Pedro Antonio Noguera
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine May 13, 2002

Racial Isolation, Poverty and the Limits of Local Control
as a Means for Holding Public Schools Accountable
by Pedro Antonio Noguera
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine May 5, 2002

Youth perspectives on Violence and the Implications for Public Policy
by
Pedro A. Noguera
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine September 30, 2001

Racial Politics and The Elusive Quest for Excellence and Equity in Education
by Pedro A. Noguera
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine September 30, 2001

The Role and Influence of Environmental and Cultural Factors
on the Academic Performance of African American Males

by Pedro A. Noguera
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine February 11, 2001

What's Behind the Push Toward the Privatization
of Public Education in the United States

by
Pedro A. Noguera
Cambridge, Massachussetts
Published in In Motion Magazine November 8, 2000

The Significance of Race in the Racial Gap in Academic Achievement
by Pedro A. Noguera and Antwi Akom
Published in In Motion Magazine June 19, 2000

Challenging Racial Inequality in Education:
One School's Response to the End of Affirmative Action

by Pedro A. Noguera
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 14, 2000

Listen First:
How Student Perspectives on Violence Can Be Used to Create Safer Schools
Pedro A. Noguera
Berkeley. California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 11, 1999

Transforming Urban Schools Through Investments in Social Capital
Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine May 20, 1999

Confronting the Challenge of Diversity in Education
How we respond to the increase in diversity in America will be a challenge for many schools and communities, but it need not be a problem
Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine - April 10, 1999

Toward the Development of School and University Partnerships
Based Upon Mutual Benefit and Respect
Pedro Noguera,
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine July 9, 1998

Confronting the Challenge of Privatization in Public Education:
Pedro Noguera,
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine June 13, 1998

Achieving Success Through Shared Accountability
in Urban Schools / San Francisco:
Improvements are rooted in local initiative and leadership
Pedro Noguera,
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine October 6, 1997

Responding to The Crisis Confronting Black Youth:
Providing Support Without Furthering Marginalization
Pedro Noguera,
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine June 2, 1997

Preventing Violence in Schools Through the Production of Docile Bodies
Pedro Noguera,
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine January 12, 1997

Violence Prevention and the Latino Population :
An Analysis of Patterns and Trends and Prescriptions for Effective Intervention
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine December 7, 1996

Reducing and Preventing Youth Violence:
An Analysis of Causes and an Assessment of Successful Programs
Pedro Noguera,
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine April 28, 1996

Defending Affirmative Action
A Popular Movement for Social Justice
by Pedro Noguera
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine February 10, 1996

Coming to Terms with Violence in Our Schools
en español: La Violencia en Nuestras Escuelas
Pedro Noguera,
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine October 29, 1995

“A Nation of Cowards:”
Education and the Perpetuation of Racism

Gilda L. Ochoa
Pomona, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 1, 2009

High Stakes Testing
"High stakes tests attached to high school graduation
lead to increased drop-out rates, particularly for poor and minority students."
by Gary Orfield and Johanna Wald
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published in In Motion Magazine April 29, 2001

The Overrepresentation of Black Students
in Special Education Classrooms

Kimberly Suzette Peterz
Chicago, Illinois
Published in In Motion Magazine May 31, 1999

Opening up the Canon
by Mark Prudowsky
Asheville, North Carolina
Published in In Motion Magazine May 19, 2003

A Shiny New Package: What Are Bilingual Educators Fighting For Anyway?
Stephen J. Pollard,
Irving, Texas
Published in In Motion Magazine September 11, 1998

An Opinion on Bilingual Education
-- en español: La Educación Bilingüe
Stephen J. Pollard,
Irving, Texas
Published in In Motion Magazine August 29, 1998

Black Males and Special Education
by W.T. Purnell, Jr.
Published in In Motion Magazine December 15, 2000
(Cross-referenced from Opinion section)

A History to Remember
In spite of the Codes, some slaves like Frederick Douglass
secretly learned to read and write better than their slave masters
Rose Sanders,
Selma, Alabama
Published in In Motion Magazine September 12, 1998

An African American Manifesto on Education
Framed in the context of two opposing Supreme Court decisions:
A call for a Civil Rights Movement in education
Rose Sanders,
Selma, Alabama
Published in In Motion Magazine March 13, 1998

Still Separate and Unequal:
Public Education More Than Forty Years After "Brown"
Rose M. Sanders and Wythe Holt,
Selma, Alabama
Published in In Motion Magazine October 20, 1997

A Multicultural Core Curriculum
Using the Internet to Direct Student Inquiry into Latino and Community History
by Howard J. Shorr
Oregon City, Oregon
Published in In Motion Magazine December 1, 2002

California's Education: Flunking Out (1997)
University of California Student Association
Oakland, California
Published in In Motion Magazine March 9, 1997

Unfinished Business:
Closing The Achievement Gap At Berkeley High School
by Pedro A. Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing
Berkeley, California
Published in In Motion Magazine November 19, 2006

Review of Richard Kluger’s "Simple Justice"
(The history of Brown v. Board of Education)
by Yvette Zmaila
Las Vegas, Nevada
Published in In Motion Magazine March 2, 2005

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