[EDEQUITY] Weekly Resource List

From: Hilandia Rendon EdEquity Moderator (edequity-admin@phoenix.edc.org)
Date: Fri Jul 12 2002 - 17:05:38 EDT

Hello EdEquity members:

I hope your 4th of July was fabulous. With all the news about Title IX 30th
anniversary and the establishment of a 15 member Commission. I have
dedicate this weeks resource list on Title IX and other general resources.
If you have a question, a comment or statement about current news of Title
IX please post them to EdEquity. I look forward to your contributions.

Our information for EdEquity Weekly resource list comes from various
e-sources, including external list serves and web sites, EDC, and our own

Title IX Resources

The WEEA Digest
The WEEA Digest is a free field-based journal of cutting-edge discussions
about educational theory and research. It addresses a wide variety of
educational topics from the perspective of equity and includes lists of
recommended practical resources. See the WEEA website at
www.edc.org/WomensEquity for a complete collection of issues or call the
WEEA Equity Resource Center at 1-800-225-3088 to order print copies.
Website http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity/resource/all digest/index.htm

Gender Equity for Educators, Parents, and Community
This booklet, from the Equity in Education Series, offers practical
approaches to help educators, family members, caregivers, and community
members understand their critical roles in furthering equity in the schools
and in society. It also offers activities and other hands-on tools to
identify bias and respond to it. For use in K-12 classrooms (also available
in Spanish). (26 pp.) 1995 ? #2762 ? $5.00 Please call 800-793-5076 to
place your order.

Just What the Doctor Should Have Ordered: A Prescription for Sex-Fair
School Health Services
This vital guide provides the first civil rights view of sex discrimination
in health services. Using a step-by-step, easy-to-manage method for
evaluating student health services, it clearly defines the legal
responsibilities as required by Title IX and helps schools negotiate
ethical dilemmas. (158 pp.) 1989 ? #2698 ? $21.25 Please call 800-793-5076
to place your order.

Legislation for Change: A Case Study of Title IX and the Women's
Educational Equity Act Program
This working paper uses Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as a
case study to explore the education field and the impact of civil rights
legislation dealing with gender. It explains what Title IX is, discusses
its origins and context, and examines some of its successes and failures,
closing with some points to consider when legislating for equity. (22 pp.)
1993 ? #2749 ? $6.00 Please call 800-793-5076 to place your order.

Raising the Grade: A Title IX Curriculum
Building an effective classroom for all boys and girls is the first step
toward increasing student achievement. The curriculum is a collection of
fun and interesting activities designed to strengthen students' abilities
to work together across gender, race, ethnicity, and disability. For K-12.
(174 pp.) 1998 ? #2810 ? $17.00 Please call 800-793-5076 to place your

The Equity Principal: Administrators Handbook
This handbook emphasizes the importance of including equity as a criterion
for excellence in today's schools through practical application. School
evaluation and Title IX compliance checklists are included (171 pp.) 1988.
GrayMill, Canyon Lake, CA (909) 246-2106, graymill@iinet.com,

Debunking the Myths About Title IX and Athletics (1999)
This collection of information sheets offers factual answers to common
misconceptions about the requirements of Title IX for athletics. National
Women's Law Center, Washington, DC, (202) 588-5180, http://www.nwlc.org

Gender Equity: Implementing Title IX (1999)
This source guide is produced by the Human Rights and Community Relations
Department of the American Federation of Teachers. A practical toolkit, it
contains both general information about Title IX and evaluation checklists
and guidelines for conducting a workshop. American Federation of Teachers,
Washington, DC, (202) 879-4400, www.aft.org

Gender Gaps (1998)
This is an update of the landmark 1992 report How America's Schools
Shortchange Girls, which presented research findings on the quality of
education for girls and boys throughout the nation. American Association of
University Women, Washington, DC, (800) 326-AAUW, www.aauw.org

Impact of the Civil Rights Laws (1999)
This booklet is a compilation of recent statistics highlighting various
successes achieved since the authorization of Title IX and other related
civil rights laws. Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education,
Washington, DC, (877) 4-ED-PUBS, www.ed.gov/offices/OCR
Title IX at 30: A Report Card on Gender Equity ( June 2002)
This report by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education
assesses the state of gender equity in the nation in nine key areas of
education and legal developments. http://www.ncwge.org/pubs.htm

10 Million US Kids in Families Struggling for Basic Needs
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2002 KidsCount
Databook, which surveys indicators of how our nation's kids and families
are doing. It shows some progress -- but we're still leaving many children
behind. See http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/kc2002/ for details and an
interactive tool showing how your state stacks up.

Science Technology and Engineering Preview summer camp for girls
at the University of Minnesota STEPS camps, go to the Society of
Manufacturing Engineers' Web site at www.sme.org. At the University
of Minnesota, contact the Institute of Technology's program for women
at (612) 624-1317. At the University of St. Thomas, call the
department of engineering and technology management at (651) 962-

Special Education Commission Recommends Reforms
A new federal report says the nation's special education system,
while providing basic legal safeguards, is "in need of fundamental
re-thinking." The Commission on Excellence in Special Education
found the system focuses on process rather than results,
and too often waits for students to fail before providing
any help. The report recommends a greater emphasis on early
identification and intervention, and suggests intertwining special
education and regular education programs more closely.

Public Agenda examined the attitudes of parents of special
education students in our recent study, "When It's Your Own Child."
We found two-thirds of parents surveyed give their local programs
high ratings. But they give mixed results on whether the right
kids are getting help. Seven in 10 say too many special-needs
children lose out because their parents don't know what's
available, and more than half say it's up to parents to find
out how to help their child because "the school is not going
to volunteer the information." Nearly two-thirds also say some
kids with behavior problems get misdirected into special education
But at the same time, few think their local school was in a rush
to find a problem with their child.

The full report is available for free in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format
until July 19. Both the PDF and a Web summary of the report are
available at:

The Commission on Excellence in Special Education report is
available from the U.S. Department of Education at:

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation emphasizes the importance of
leveraging the power of technology in all areas of K-12 education, from
reading to science to special education. As a result, education leaders at
the state and local levels are expected to develop plans that effectively
employ technology to enhance learning and increase student achievement.
Accurate, up-to-date information about using technology to improve
curriculum, assessment, and teaching is vital to inform educational
leaders as they plan their NCLB programs. In response, the Northeast and
Islands Regional Technology Consortium (NEIRTEC) has created a series of
"Technology Briefs for NCLB planners." The topics were selected to reflect
the U.S. Department of Education requirements for state and local
applications, and they provide NCLB planners with effective strategies,
key questions to consider, and selected resources that will inform the
application and planning process.

Gender Equity in the Classroom and View Guide

Final note: Information on these resources is provided as a service to
listserv subscribers. EdEquity does not review or necessarily endorse
these publications or events.

Hilandia Rendon
EdEquity Moderator

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