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Acheivement Gap

Maryland's Segregated School System Demands Innovation

Teach Plus | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Jessica Ellis For each of the 12 years I have been an elementary school teacher, I have read biographies of influential African Americans with my ...

Parents Hold the Key to Success for Common Core State Standards

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR It's the time of year that millions of students look forward to: donning caps and gowns and wal...

National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards -- Part 3: Study Reveals Overwhelming Confidence in CCSS

Marc H. Morial | Posted 05.26.2014 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

It is not possible to ensure equity and excellence if we do not have the same high expectations for all students and invest in them equitably.

Another Film About a Struggling School... Why Should You Care?

Jacquie Jones | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Jacquie Jones

It's time to address the top-down, mostly privately-funded school reform "movement" currently shaping our national education policy and the impact it's having on black and brown and, most especially, poor children.

How the Education System Fails Underprivileged Students

Brandy Williams | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

Well-meaning educators are often the source for underprivileged student failures. In giving underprivileged students excuses and passes, educators teach them that the world owes them something.

Why Boys Are Failing In An Educational System Stacked Against Them

Lori Day | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Lori Day

Educational experts proclaim that we have a crisis in the education of boys in this country. The media attention to this topic has been extensive, yet I do not see the systemic changes that are needed.

Can Segregation HELP? School Divides Students By Race To Boost Black Achievement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

UPDATE: After the segregated mentoring program sparked national outrage, McCaskey East High School has ended the policy, CNN reports. Pennsylvania's ...

Aspen Institute and the McNulty Foundation: What's in a Prize?

John Danner | Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact
John Danner

I had the privilege of accepting the prestigious McNulty Prize, awarded by the Aspen Institute and the McNulty Foundation. This prize means big things to Rocketship Education, and I'm proud and excited by the opportunities it confers.

Head Start Founder Jule Sugarman Dies At 83

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Jule Sugarman, a public administrator whose skill at navigating the federal bureaucracy made him a key figure in founding the Head Start early-educati...

CNN Hero Hill Harper Helps At-Risk Teens Succeed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Appalled by the nation's alarming drop out rate, actor Hill Harper set his sights on helping at-risk youth stay in school and on a path toward a succe...

Aim High, Bay Area Nonprofit, Makes Summer School Fun For Low Income Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Across America, an educational achievement gap draws a line between students whose parents have the money to pay for expensive private programs and th...

Privilege and the Gap -- An Exchange

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

To really attack the achievement gap, we need to start building strong communities, integrating services, and transforming assessments.

The Huge Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our failure to educate all our children to the highest levels means students in America overall are being left behind in a world where global competition is increasingly tough.

135,000 Colorado Public School Students Unlikely To Reach Profieciency: CSAP Results

The Denver Post | Burt Hubbard and Jeremy P. Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Between 74,000 and 135,000 public school students in Colorado are not on pace to become proficient in reading, writing and math over the next three ye...