Monthly Archives: May 2012

School Psychologist Controversy

A school psychologist in Louisiana created a firestorm of controversy and negative reactions to his disparaging comments about black youth. In addition to concerns about his statements, his involvement with placement of black students in alternative settings call into question … Continue reading

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Team Member Biographies: Christina Madison, M.S.E.

  Christina Madison, M. S. E. Ms. Madison is working towards completing an Ed.S. in the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where she worked … Continue reading

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May 17, 2012 Meeting Agenda (pdf format)

Open the link below for the Agenda of the May 17, 2012 meeting of the Reducing Bias committee: May 17 Agenda

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Team Member Biography: Lionel Blatchley

  Lionel A. Blatchley, Ph.D. Lionel grew up and was educated in New England.  After completing a PhD in school psychology at the University of Rhode Island, he and his wife moved to the Twin Cities 1973. Lionel secured a … Continue reading

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Team member Biography: Lynn Turner Smith, Ph.D.

  Lynn Turner Smith, Ph.D. President and CEO, Bethune Institute and Project Director, Fayette County Public Schools Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leadership Academy Dr. Lynn Turner Smith received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and her MASW and BSW, all from … Continue reading

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Positive Practices: Gaylord Schools and Strive Program

Here is discussion of in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune about the Strive program used by Gaylord Schools in Minnesota as a program to address the achievement gap between non-white and white students. (copy and paste link) http://www.startribune.com/local/151322195.html?page=1&c=y

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Team Member Biographies: Carole Gupton, Ph.D.

  Carole Gupton, Ph.D. Dr. Carole Gupton is presently an independent education consultant focusing on K-12 leadership and multicultural issues.  In 2011 she completed her tenure with the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota as … Continue reading

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