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Achievement Gap

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Visionary Educator Stepping Down As Head Of Harlem Children’s Zone

Changing the lives and prospects for kids in Harlem – and their families – through public education and social supports is the legacy Geoffrey Canada leaves behind.

02/26/2014

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Pennsylvania Politicians Urged To Push For Universal Preschool

In Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.

01/21/2014

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Arne Duncan’s Mission: Sell The Preschool Plan

Federal education secretary Arne Duncan is trying to convince governors to help fund his early-childhood plan, “Preschool for All.” It’s a hard sell.

06/24/2013

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Early Education Begins At Home

Brains develop more in a child’s first few years than any other time in life and research shows that there’s an achievement gap as early as nine months.

05/29/2013

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Three May Be Too Late

We spend about 5.5 percent of the nation’s economic output on education – preschool through college – but we may be missing the most important part – infants and toddlers.

04/22/2013

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Extending Federal Funding For 4-Year-Olds

President Obama, in his State of the Union address, listed as one of his priorities — high quality preschool education for every child in the nation. The latest national data available show only 28 percent of 4-year-olds attending preschool.

02/27/2013

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Turning Around A Low Achieving School

With most of its students performing below or at grade level, new principal Suzanne Gimenez, was one of 26 administrators charged with turning a school around in one of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s neediest schools.

09/05/2012

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The Case For Social Integration

Almost 60 years since the Supreme Court ruled on the issue of segregation, many districts are still struggling to achieve racially and economically diverse schools.

08/08/2012

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Is School Work Too Easy?

Nearly one-third of 8th grade math students nationwide report that their math work is often or always too easy and almost a third of those in 8th grade read less than 5 pages a day or write lengthy answers to test questions.

08/07/2012

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Is Desegregation Dead?

Studies show consistently that children in integrated education have fared better academically than those in segregated schools – making a significant difference in the lives of black children and their children as well.

06/06/2012

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Criteria For Special Education Placement

As the number of students in special education classes swells, some educators question whether the children have legitimate disabilities, or they are failing or unruly for other reasons.

05/09/2012

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Education By Zip Codes

A new study by Jonathan Rothwell at the Brookings Institution identified areas where high levels of economic segregation show the large gaps in education between low-income students and other students.

04/30/2012

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Education Gap Between Rich And Poor

Citing research by Sean Reardon at Stanford University, an article in the New York Times reports that the achievement gap between rich and poor children is widening.

03/07/2012

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No Child Left Behind Revisited

A decade ago the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act was renamed No Child Left Behind. Looking back, well known educators share their perspectives in Education Week.

01/24/2012

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Occupy The Classroom

In an article in the The New York Times, Nicholas Krisof suggests early childhood education is more important than Occupy Wall Street.

11/07/2011

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