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Closing the Achievement Gap

Shouldn't Somebody Have to Intervene?

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

If a low-income child is trapped in a school that has been failing its children for years, shouldn't someone in a responsible position act to intervene?

Learning From Improvement or Not

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

When I visited it was clear that a lot of things had spurred school improvement, but it had all started with a change in leadership. This is completely in line with all the best research -- school improvement almost always starts with a new principal.

How Do We Get Young Black Boys to Succeed Academically?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It is clear that improving the successful admission into college and subsequent acquisition of professional degrees would go a long way toward improving the outlook for young men in crisis. But, change needs to start early on.

The Education Reform Movement Is Failing Our Kids

Laurie Levy | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

We may never go back to open classrooms, immersion in the arts, and curriculum totally driven by the interests of students. But I am hopeful that the creative spirit of that phase of education will creep back into our schools.

Four Critical Steps Needed to Close U.S. Achievement Gaps

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Note: The following article comes to us courtesy of John Squires, head of mathematics department at Chattanooga State Community College. Education i...

This Is What Could Close The Achievement Gap Among Young Kids

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Just a few years of high-quality early childhood education could close the academic achievement gap between low-income and affluent students, a new st...

Closing the Achievement Gap: What Lies Ahead

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The achievement gap is a well-documented phenomenon in American schools that has been talked about to at least some extent for over 40 years. Despite ...

If They Believe, Even the Most Disadvantaged Children Can Achieve

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.05.2013 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Much has been written about the cycle of poverty and under-achievement in urban schools. But too few stories have appeared about the most at-risk students who have risen to the occasion to graduate, achieve and contribute to their schools, communities and families.