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Achievement Gap


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.



Summer Losses Into Gains

Summer Learning Initiative combines targeted K-3 instruction with parent training and incentives to keep kids from falling behind during the summer months.


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Do We Still Have Separate But Equal Schools?

Tanya McDowell, a Connecticut mother, is facing charges as a felon for lying about her 5 year old son’s address so he could attend a better school.


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Advocating For A Longer School Year

Although children are no longer expected to work on farms in the summer, the school year calendar still reflects an Agrarian society – but that could be changing.



Double Jeopardy: Poverty Influences High School Graduation

The findings of a national study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation show that those who don’t read proficiently by 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.


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Separate And Unequal

Bob Herbert, in The New York Times reminds us a half century after the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling that “Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”


The Dropout Problem

Of the developed countries in the world, the US ranks number 18 with high school graduates. Research shows that youth from low income families drop out at 6 times the rate of those from higher income families.