Educational Achievement

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?
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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.
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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.
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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.