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    FGM/C Prevention: A Resource for U.S. Schools- Printer Friendly Version
     
    The latest estimate from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that in 2012 there were over half a million (512,000) young women and girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), the partial or total removal of a girl's external genitalia. The Council of the Great City Schools has partnered with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation to create this resource guide for U.S. school staff to support the prevention of this dangerous non-medical surgical procedure.
    19 pages
    July 2107
     
     
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    FGM/C Prevention: A Resource for U.S. Schools
     
    The latest estimate from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that in 2012 there were over half a million (512,000) young women and girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), the partial or total removal of a girl's external genitalia. The Council of the Great City Schools has partnered with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation to create this resource guide for U.S. school staff to support the prevention of this dangerous non-medical surgical procedure.
    19 pages
    July 2017
     
     
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    Internal Auditing in the Great City Schools
     
    The objective of this “white paper” is to describe best practices in internal auditing and demonstrate the value that an internal audit function brings to a school district.
    32 pages
    October 2017
     
     
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    Enterprise Risk Management in the Great City Schools
     
    The challenge for members of the Council of the Great City Schools is to identify best practices in managing risk, referred to in this paper as Enterprise Risk Management or ERM. The purpose of this white paper is to present key concepts of ERM and enhance the understanding of how to apply ERM to a K-12 public school setting.
    24 pages
    May 2016
     
     
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    Public Partners for Early Literacy: Library-School Partnerships Closing Opportunity Gaps
     
    This call-to-action publication results from a National Forum on Closing the Opportunity Gap for Early Readers, led by the Urban Libraries Council in partnership with the Council of the Great City Schools. The national forum focused on identifying areas of opportunity, gaps in knowledge, and strategic library-school school-community partnerships that lead to increased access to public library learning opportunities for low-income, at-risk, K-3rd grade students.
    28 pages
    2016
     
     
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    Souvenir Journal, Celebrating 60 Years of Service to America's Urban Public Schools
     
    This Souvenir Journal commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Council of the Great City Schools, chronicling the growth of the Council through its 60-year history.
    58 pages
    October 2016
     
     
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    U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Guidance: An Update
     
    For the last several years, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has been aggressively enforcing federal civil rights laws in school districts across the country. After providing a brief background on OCR and the laws it enforces, this article describes OCR’s efforts to enforce such laws through guidance, enforcement, and transparency. It concludes with a brief discussion of what school districts can expect when OCR initiates an investigation.
    20 pages
    May 2016
     
     
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    Good News About Urban Public Schools
     
    This publication documents the progress and good work that is going on in the nation's urban schools.
    44 pages
    October 2014