Study Of Urban Charter Schools Holds PromiseA new study finds that, in 41 major regions, charter schools are outperforming their district counterparts in reading and math.
Rise In Year-Round SchoolsYear-round schools are not new and lately there's been a surge. A US Senator in Illinois is pushing for more.
Children's Savings Accounts Helping Low Income Kids Get To CollegeThousands of kids in San Francisco are benefiting from the Kindergarten to College program where every student gets a Children’s Savings Account.
Social Services Improve Attendance Rates Among Low-Income StudentsCommunities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.
Parents And Kids Learning Side By SideSome educators in low-income areas are trying to improve children's prospects by teaching their mothers right along side them. It's working.
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.
Report: NJ's Graduation Rate High, But Not For Low-income Students A new report finds New Jersey's high school graduation rate is relatively high, and the number of "dropout factory" schools is shrinking.
Major Increase In The Number Of High Poverty SchoolsLatest data show that one out of five public schools wins this “unwelcome designation” in which 75% or more of elementary, middle and high school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
College May Still Be Costly For Students On AidThe article in <em>The Chronicle of Higher Education</em> shows costs for low income students at more than 40 colleges, important information in helping them get to and succeed in college.
A Community Learning Center Deals With PovertyThe Oyler School in Cincinnati has undergone a 21-million-dollar renovation, adding air conditioning, a new daycare and preschool center and providing its low-income students with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Academically, the services are making a difference.
Monetary Incentives Attract Teachers To Low Income DistrictsTeachers who were offered significant monetary incentives filled 90% of the vacancies in hard-to-staff schools in seven large and diverse school districts in 5 states. Now more schools are expected to follow suit.
Criteria For Special Education PlacementAs 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.