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Education Achievement Gap

Rebecca Klein

The Racial Achievement Gap Is Costing America's Economy Trillions

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business

The gap in educational achievement between white students and students of color could be costing the nation trillions of dollars, according to a new r...

Why We Can't Wait to Close the School Achievement Gap

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 03.21.2014 | Education
Mark Ridley-Thomas

As we mark the federal holiday that celebrates the life and work and sacrifice of Dr. King, the words of a young transformative leader in the making have been muted. A growing achievement gap affecting students of color threatens our communities.

Bill Gates to SXSWedu: We Aren't Doing Enough to Spur the Advance of Education Technology

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

Edtech -- shorthand for broadband-powered education technology -- holds the potential to transform learning from a classroom-bound process, whereby groups of students are taught by a single teacher at any given time, to a rich, personalized experience for each student.

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...

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.

Report: Wide White-Hispanic Education Achievement Gap Persists

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

By Molly O'Toole WASHINGTON -- The Hispanic-white educational achievement gap has remained wide over the past two decades, according to a new repo...