This PowerPoint contextualizes the work of ESI and highlights the central components of the Initiative.
Authored by Professor Shaun Harper, this report is a seminal study of Black and Latino male high school achievement in the 40 ESI schools. The report provides key findings about how successful Black and Latino male students navigate the demands of high school and the transition to college. Professor Shaun Harper and his team of researchers from the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education interviewed 415 Black and Latino male students who currently attend or graduated from ESI schools. Using an anti-deficit approach, this study shares insights from Black and Latino young men who become college and career ready and persevere through college.
This discussion guide is a tool school leaders and staff members can use to help facilitate critical conversations that emerge from the 22 findings in this important report on the 40 ESI schools.
The goal of ESI is to support college and career readiness for Black and Latino males. College Ready by Michelle Knight and Joanne Marciano is an indispensable book that will support teachers, counselors, and administrators in creating a culturally relevant, school-wide, college-going culture to improve educational experiences and outcomes for Black and Latina/o youth. The authors present the perspectives and experiences of 25 students, focusing on the complexities of their daily lives and illuminating some of the significant influences that have supported or hindered their college readiness and access. The book provides insights into who and what influences youth's college-going processes, and what educators can do to create a college-going culture within a cultural responsive framework.