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Achievement Gap

Soros Urges Investing 'In Efforts To Improve Achievement By African-American Boys And Men'

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business

By Manuela Badawy NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros urged charitable foundations on Mo...

Closing the Achievement Gap: An Obama Signature Program?

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Harold A. McDougall

The Obama Administration could provide a national focus for all these efforts with a signature program to close the achievement gap, not displacing the contributions of community and business but facilitating and focusing them. Why not?

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Howard Gardner

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Has there ever been a more important time to debate the big picture questions of education? As nations around the world reform education to prepare their students for the 21st century workplace, are our students ready to compete?

12 Things You Need To Know About The Economy And Education

Posted 09.27.2012 | Education

A paper for The Hamilton Project analyzes the associations between education and various outcomes, highlighting a dozen economic facts on the state of...

American Schools Still Heavily Segregated By Race, Income

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Minorities account for nearly half of the student population in America, and will likely become the majority within the next decade or two, but recent...

Tough On Kids

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

We're not sure. Although we agree that the destinies of young people are malleable, we worry as well about the difficulty of achieving the right balance in school between character education and academic preparation.

Closing the Education Gap

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

Many colleges and universities mount similar programs. But, what if all 4,000 of the nation's institutions of higher education were to create three or four similar programs? I think the results would be remarkable.

What Public Charter Schools Have Taught Us About Public Education

Nina Rees | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Nina Rees

After two decades, it's clear what charter schools can accomplish. The challenge for the next 20 years is to build on these accomplishments to ensure that every child can realize the benefits of a high-quality public school education.

The Surprising Food A Portland School Principal Has Deemed Racially Charged

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

A lunchtime staple of students for years, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered one of the more popular items found in the sack lun...

Education Reform: We're Having the Wrong Conversation

Susan Naimark | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
Susan Naimark

Until we understand the deeply racialized history of public education in the United States, not even the best policy efforts will fully address the educational achievement gap.

Flap in Virginia Shows Reformers' Fealty to Ideology Over Implementation

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

America's schools aren't doing nearly well enough, especially for our neediest children. We need accountability systems that create urgency and push for significant gains every year. Ideological arguments and utopian objectives don't help.

Providence Public School District Reinvents Summer School

Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

In an effort to reduce the academic gap between wealthy and poor students, a Providence, R.H., program is reinventing summer school, PBS NewsHour educ...

Schools Should Not Predetermine the Right Number of Suspensions

John Thompson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
John Thompson

While I support efforts to reduce suspensions through aligned socio-emotional supports, I understand why Marc Epstein is suspicious of "discipline codes oriented more toward 'therapeutic responses' rather than the traditional suspension."

Teachers Can't Go It Alone

Elaine Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Elaine Weiss

When we blame teachers, we fail to address the roles played by budget cuts and by family and child poverty, and we fail to recognize those who are dedicated to student success in the face of great challenges.

Public Education: A More Holistic Approach

Dan Cardinali | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

With 22 % of the nation's children now living in poverty and a persistently high unemployment rate, public education must reframe how it educates students to realize its purpose.

The Early Childhood Education Gap In Mississippi

| Jackie Mader | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The Hechinger Report is taking an extended look at why the children of Mississippi often r...

Gene Demby

Obama's New Initiative For Black Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Tonight President Obama is set to announce a new initiative meant to help more African American students finish high school and graduate from college...

Closing the Achievement Gap for Native Students

Kati Haycock | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Kati Haycock

While achievement has gone up for other groups of students, we are not making the same kind of progress for our American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Beyond the Buzzword "Underserved"

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Post-secondary education is pivotal to the future employment of our young people and to the health of our region and the economic prosperity of our nation.

It's the Curriculum, Stupid!

Rick Ayers | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Rick Ayers

While many educators believe the development of a just, multicultural society is central to our values, very powerful forces have been fighting against such a vision for decades.

Study Finds Black Teachers Aren't Best Choice For Black Students

Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

It's been the subject of much debate on how best to close the achievement gap between black youths and their peers, and a new study offers a fresh tak...

One Student's Story About Facing The Achievement Gap

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at L.A. Youth, a nonprofit organization that helps teens advocate for themselves through journalism, l...

Freedom Summer

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

Why Asking for Help Is a Necessary Lesson

Teach Plus | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

It seems like an easy concept: if you don't know how to do something, ask for help. But recent research shows that a student's socioeconomic background affects his or her strategies for seeking help in the classroom.

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Their Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Thousands of New York City parents said they'd quit their jobs or leave their children home alone if they lost access to childcare and after-school pr...