We specialize in the delivery of customized educational accountability systems supported with technology and professional development for parents and staff. We use the power of data to influence student proficiency and teacher performance while minimizing student disciplinary sanctions for state departments of education, Public Housing communities, and school districts across America.
Nearly 3.5 million public school students were suspended out of school at least once in 2011-12. That is more than one student suspended for every public school teacher in America. This means that more students were suspended in grades K-12 than were enrolled as high school seniors. To clarify this perspective, the number of students suspended in just one year could fill all of the stadium seats for nearly all the Super Bowls ever played! Moreover, ...recent estimates predict that one in three students will be suspended at some point between kindergarten and 12th grade this year!
Of the 3.5 million students suspended in 2011-12, 1.55 million were suspended at least twice. Given that the average suspension is 3.5 days minimum, we estimate that US public school children lost nearly 18 million days of instruction in just one school year because of exclusionary discipline. (Shollenberger, Are We Closing the Achievement Gap?, 2015)
Too often, the level of expectation for these students is minimal and the full potential for success in college and career is rarely actualized. When these youth fail...they are well prepared to enter the “SCHOOL- TO-PRISON PIPELINE”.
The ED-TECH Group identifies students, produces dropout education and career programs via a technology infrastructure that informs academic adjustments required for our students to demonstrate proficiency. Our program delivers instruction aligned to state standards, provides students with the opportunity to take high-stakes tests, and provides college and career courses and certifications that prepare our youth for career and college success!
The ED-TECH Group forms a partnership with each school district that informs stakeholders, government agencies, city officials, parents, and students with the data and professional development that can help to dismantle the ‘School-to-Prison’ Pipeline. We identify and provide targeted educational support for professionals that serve target populations: adjudicated youth who have dropped out between the ages of 12-21, adjudicated youth within the juvenile justice system, and students on the leases within public housing that are not attending school. Our process for engaging students increases the graduation rate and decreases the dropout rate for school districts. We provide data to school officials, the court, students, parents, vested stakeholders, and the students themselves that that communicates both the need to make programmatic adjustments and realign support resources that support both teacher performance and student success!