Why I Am So Proud of Yonkers’ New & Improved Code of Conduct

Since the release of Dreams Deferred in 2013, WCA’s Connecting Youth workgroup has worked on remedies to re-engage youth disconnected from work and school. The report recommends districts, “reduce exclusionary/disciplinary and suspension practices in school and encourage restorative practices”. Student … Read More & Comment »

Does Your School Excessively Suspend Students of Color?

Our schools treat certain children differently from their peers. Children, as young as preschoolers, are subject to discrimination and bias, which can alter their future in sinister ways. School disciplinary practices disproportionately affect children of color, and it is a … Read More & Comment »

During My Internship at WCA…

This post was authored by our 2017 Cornell University Blumenthal Intern, Lauren Woods. Lauren is a rising junior majoring in industrial and labor relations. She is currently on a pre-law track, and wishes to attend law school after graduation. Lauren … Read More & Comment »

The 2017 Data Bulletin – The Hope and Challenge for Us All

We wanted to create a data bulletin that shed light on the hope that we see in this county. That said, race still affects outcomes for children across their lifetimes. Read More & Comment »

Guest Blog Post: Student Advocacy

We’ve been paying attention to Chronic Absence since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, and we are not alone.  In addition to the ongoing national discussion, local media has also been covering this topic: the Journal News featured chronic … Read More & Comment »

What Age Are You Trying to Raise?

We invited Sarah Halperin, our 2016 summer intern through Cornell University’s Blumenthal Internship Program, to write about her experience traveling to Albany with us on June 1st to lobby for Raise the Age.  Thanks Sarah! Hi everyone! My name is Sarah … Read More & Comment »