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Minority Achievement Gaps

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

Thoughts on Closing the Achievement Gap

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.07.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Despite claiming equality in education for all students, there is a marked difference between the achievements of white, middle-to-high class students and their peers of color and lower socioeconomic status. So what can we do to close the achievement gap in the U.S.?

Is Colorblindness Really the Answer?

Inesha Premaratne | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Inesha Premaratne

Progress for this generation is less rooted in blindness to individuality -- race, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs -- than in acceptance of it.

It Isn't Getting Better For Native American Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Native American students have not shared in the recent rise in educational performance achieved by African Americans and Latinos, according to a new s...

New Data, Real Progress

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

We are not getting the job done in our high schools nearly as well as we are at earlier grades. Our students are entering high school better prepared, but along the way that advantage is not being translated into proportionate gains among 17-year-olds overall.

Texas Education Chief Considers Rating Schools On Minority Progress

Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

Texas’ new education commissioner Michael Williams is considering a new system for rating school success that would take into account how well distr...

NCLB Waivers: Closing Achievement Gap Requires Policy Overhaul, Not Tweaks

Kate Casas | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Kate Casas

What we should have learned from No Child Left Behind is that you can set a goal of 100 percent proficiency for all students, but if you don't have the policies to support that goal, you are going to fall far short.

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...

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 Wake Up: An Important Case in Connecticut

Michael Evans | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Michael Evans

The indecisiveness that has been found in Connecticut has left a generation of youth facing one of the biggest uphill battles in the nation.

Would Dr. King Agree With 'No Child Left Behind?'

Brian Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Jones

The approach of a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King provides an opportunity to reflect on one of the hot topics in education reform today: the racial achievement gap.

Crashing Into a Low Bar

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

This new report shows that students further down the ladder lack the skills to do, well, much of anything beyond manual labor.

Young Men Earn Fewer College Degrees: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new report on minority achievement in higher education found that young men are graduating at lower rates than in previous generations. According ...