1. Preventing Student Dropout with the Early Warning Intervention System


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    This webinar archive is useful for middle grades and high school administrators, as well as states who are looking for a system to identify and intervene with students at-risk of dropping out of school, and who are also looking for a network of schools and districts that currently have a system in place.

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    • Online Crop Calendar Helps Indonesian Government Manage Climate Risk


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      The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University are collaborating with the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia Pacific at Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB – Bogor Agriculture University) in Indonesia to help farmers cope with droughts, fires and other climate impacts. The project, called “CU-IPB Partnership to Build Capacity for Adaptation to Climate Risks in Indonesia”, is funded by the US Agency for International Development. In addition to work on climate-related fire risk management and index insurance for agriculture, the research team is developing a dynamic crop calendar system that will allow agriculture professionals to adjust cropping strategies based on forecasted climate conditions. The system includes an online tool that serves as a drought early warning system. In this video, IPB team leader Prof. Rizaldi Boer explains the motivation behind developing the calendar and how it can help users better quantify the amount of agricultural land expected to be affected by drought in the coming months. Government agencies and other decision makers can use this information for planning and risk management strategies for growing rice. The teams at Columbia University and IPB are working closely with local government and other stakeholders in Indramayu, Indonesia to pilot this system and improve climate-informed agriculture decision making.

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      • Quick takeaways from Developing and Implementing Early Warning Systems Seattle Meeting, March 13, 2015


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        More than 100 school leaders, educators, and technical assistance providers from across the country gathered in Seattle on March 13, 2015, to look at how educators are translating compelling research on early predictors of dropout and high school graduation into practical systems that identify and direct support to students who are struggling in school and falling off the graduation path. This video includes excerpts of interviews with three presenters: Susan Fairchild of New Visions for Public Schools, Susan Fairchild of New Visions, Johann Liljengren of Diplomas Now at Johns Hopkins University, and Marcy Davis of Johns Hopkins University.

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        • ACLU-NJ Symposium on Police Brutality - in Newark, NJ


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          Police Brutality: To Serve and Protect? Time Monday, March 28 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm ________________________________________ Location Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Baker Trial Room 123 Washington St. Newark, NJ In 1968, the Supreme Court held in Terry v. Ohio that a standard of reasonable suspicion is required in order for the police to detain and search people when they suspect that "crime may be afoot." In many urban communities across the nation, police departments have exponentially expanded their use of high-discretion "street stops" as a tactic to identify offenders and secret crimes. Please join the Neisser Public Interest Program, ACLU-NJ, the Essex County Public Defender's Office, and a leading Philadelphia-based Civil Rights Litigation Firm, in discussing police brutality, stop and frisk, and civil rights legal remedies by litigators in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. Panelists Include: John McMahon, Esq., Essex County Office of the Public Defender's Paul Messing, Esq., Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg (Philadelphia) Alexander Shalom, Esq., American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey *In addition to a legal discussion surrounding the issues, find out what YOU can if you are ever a victim of police violence or if you witness police violence.

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