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Achievement Gap

Poor Kids Need More Support All AroundIn his new book, Robert Putnam writes, if it takes a village to raise a child...villages rich and poor have shirked their collective responsibility for our poorest kids.
Closing Education Gap Will Lift EconomyThe finding of a new study indicates the United States could ultimately enrich everybody by improving the educational performance of the typical student.
More Money In Schools Helps Low-Income KidsAccording to a recent study, in school districts with increased spending, low-income students are more likely to graduate from high school, earn livable wages and avoid poverty in adulthood.
KIPP Honored By 'Broad Prize'The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.
Ideo A Promising Idea For EducationIn the fall of 2011, a group of mechanical engineers, architects, ethnographers, communications designers and educators began designing a network of low cost private schools.
Latinos Most Segregated Population In USFindings from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California reveal that Latinos are the fastest growing and the most segregated group in the US.
Visionary Educator Stepping Down As Head Of Harlem Children's ZoneChanging the lives and prospects for kids in Harlem - and their families - through public education and social supports is the legacy Geoffrey Canada leaves behind.
Pennsylvania Politicians Urged To Push For Universal PreschoolIn Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.
Arne Duncan's Mission: Sell The Preschool PlanFederal education secretary Arne Duncan is trying to convince governors to help fund his early-childhood plan, “Preschool for All.” It's a hard sell.
Early Education Begins At HomeBrains 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.
Three May Be Too LateWe 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.
Extending Federal Funding For 4-Year-OldsPresident 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.
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