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Opportunity Gap

Rebecca Klein

Minority Students Don't Only Get Less Experienced Teachers, They Also Get Less Effective Ones

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices

It's already known that low-income students of color generally have less experienced teachers, but a new study from the Center for American Progress r...

Rebecca Klein

The Racial Groups Facing The Biggest Barriers To Success In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

From birth, the average black child in America is at a relative disadvantage, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday. Wh...

Poverty and the Education Opportunity Gap: Will the SOTU Step Up?

Kevin Welner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Kevin Welner

Education researchers like me have been hoping policymakers will understand that poverty is the biggest impediment to children's academic success. Yet I worry that the President will slip from an accurate diagnosis to unproven and ineffectual treatments.

Closing the Opportunity Gap

Alex Wirth | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Alex Wirth

This month's release of the Opportunity Nation index highlighted a figure we should all be concerned about: 5.8 million young people ages 16-24, one in every seven, are neither working or in school.

The Worm Is Turning on School Reform

John Thompson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

During the Obama administration, corporate reformers got everything on their wish list and billions of scarce dollars funded their pet hypotheses. But, now, teachers, parents, students, and many policy makers are in "open rebellion."

How We Can Solve the STEM Crisis Through Innovation

Eric Schwarz | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

America, it's time to solve the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) crisis. Great scientists -- innovators like Edison, Einstein, and Rachel Carson -- think outside of the box.

The Time Tipping Point

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

Schools are approaching a tipping point on time. Throughout the country, educators are reconsidering the traditional school day and school year calendar and exploring ways to increase the amount of learning time provided to students.

Other People's Children

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Joanne Goldblum

Most people are committed to pointing their own kids toward a bright future. If we're able, we'll spend a small fortune on sports equipment and tuition. To ensure that our kids inherit an America like the one that we inherited, however, we need to start worrying about other people's children.

The Wealth Gap Is an Opportunity Gap

Valerie Ervin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
Valerie Ervin

We have to do more than tread water. The sense of urgency is great. A new wave of civic engagement in communities of color is necessary to move this agenda forward. It is the only way that opportunity for all will be attainable.

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Diann Woodard | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Diann Woodard

It is now time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic performance and physical operations of our schools.

Opportunity Gap or Knowledge Gap

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

Without information capital, children in poverty can't take their rightful place in the ever-growing knowledge economy. Their hopes and dreams for social mobility are doomed.

Message to Feds: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road and Call AAA

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

U.S. leaders would do well to seek advice from those countries that still have their AAA rating. These countries' leaders would likely boldly tell us that the best sustainable economic stimulus is investing in education.

Find Out How To Use Our Education Data For Your Reporting

ProPublica | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education
ProPublica

By Sharona Coutts, and Al Shaw, ProPublica The U.S. Department of Education recently released the largest and most comprehensive snapshot of the edu...

Why Charters and College Access Programs Should Cream

Robert Schwartz | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education
Robert Schwartz

The achievement trap has become an unintended effect of high-stakes testing under NCLB.