Educational Achievement: Our educational institutions—from pre-school through college—must be places that academically and socially enrich the lives of everyone they touch.
Educational Achievement Projects:
Service Learning Project (2014):
Service learning project with UNO’s School of Public Administration, resulting in published literature reviews on: (1) Community Violence as a Public Health Issue; and (2) Community Engagement in K-12 Education: What Works?
The Variables Most Closely Associated with Academic Achievement: A Review of the Research Literature (2012):
Report to the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties (LC), to inform the LC about the relative strength of the association between out-of-school variables and academic achievement.
The Need for Cultural Proficiency in OPS (2011):
Research-based position paper advocating for enhanced cultural proficiency among the staff and administration of the Omaha Public Schools.
Educational Achievement Media Coverage:
Omaha World Herald (Oct., 2013):
Interviewed for story titled “Controversial ‘Cultural Proficiency’ Lessons End for Most OPS Staffers,” by Joe Dejka.
Omaha World Herald (Dec., 2011):
Interviewed about PRI support of OPS’ cultural proficiency training, for story titled “OPS Urged: Practice Cultural Proficiency,” by Jonathon Braden.