It’s been a busy fall for After-Schools All-Stars (ASAS), the national organization which received a windfall back in March in the form of a multi-year $4 million dollar grant from the New York Life Insurance Foundation.
While young men of color are very much in the spotlight right now, the challenges facing urban youth tend to dominate discussion, especially after Ferguson. So it’s both significant and interesting that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is engaged in what it calls the “largest private investment in rural young men of color to date,” with a focus on the South and Southwest, two parts of the country that are often shortchanged by national funders.
The M.J. Murdoch Charitable Trust recently gave a nice chunk of change to Bike Works in Seattle, seeing its work in youth development and physical education as a strong combination for helping young people to build practical skills and get active all at the same time.
Thoughts and prayers (and extra kindness toward others in her honor) today as Diane Ravitch gets her knee replacement.
Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I am getting a total knee replacement today.
But don’t think for a minute you won’t hear from me!
I have written several posts in advance to cover for my absence today and tomorrow.
I will have my iPad in the hospital and in the rehab that follows.
Several people asked if they could send flowers.
In a word, no. If you want to make me happy, send a gift to the Network for Public Education or to your local organization of parents and educators working together to save public schools.
Or, perform an unsolicited act of kindness, to a child, to someone in need. And when you do, send me your love and thoughts.
And, if you are so inclined, I am always grateful for prayers.
Diane Ravitch calls out The Projo for being lazy when it comes to researching education policy and its right-wing political origins.
Say it with me now, “The people…united….will never be defeated….”
Definitely worth a read!