RESEARCH AND REPORTS
A common plastic
molecule to which virtually all Americans are exposed may interfere with the standard medical treatment for prostate
cancer, according to new experiments with human prostate tumors implanted into mice.
Click above for an article from the May 11th, 2006 issue of the New York Times on rates of Hepatitis infection amongst east Asian immigrants living in New York.
Research on family and community
connections with schools has revealed that parents are interested in their
children's academic success regardless of ethnicity, culture or economic status.
What schools and programs describe as lack of participation from diverse
families may instead reflect a different perspective on what it means to
be involved. A new strategy brief from the Southwest Educational
Development Laboratory (SEDL) discusses strategies for broadening and deepening
involvement beyond the traditional fundraising or party-planning activities. The
brief shares that schools that are successful in involving families build on the
cultural values and foster communication with families. Successful schools also
create an inviting environment for families, facilitate involvement by providing
transportation, translators, and other similar services and help parents to
support their children's academic needs. Download the brief above for
considerations, strategies and resources that are relevant to our work with
young children of all ages and settings.
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