Strategies to Ensure Reading Proficiency by 3rd Grade

It's a sobering statistic: only 34 percent of all fourth grade students read proficiently. Third grade is the turning point in which students who don't reach proficiency by the end of that year are in danger of never catching up to their peers.

How to Give Teachers the Feedback They Need

How can administrators give effective feedback to teachers?

Study: Dropping Out Is More Dangerous Than Smoking

According to a recent study. "More than 145,000 deaths could have been prevented in 2010 if adults who did not finish high school had earned a GED or high school diploma - comparable to the mortality rates of smoking."

Published Report Identifies Steps to Close Skills Gap for Low-Income Students

This week, the GE Foundation released a solutions-driven white paper, titled "The Skills Gap and the New Economy: Implications for Low-Income Students," that outlines strategic steps needed to help low-income students succeed in college and career.

Michelle Obama Announces U.K. Partnership to Support Girls' Education

On a trip to the United Kingdom last week, First Lady Michelle Obama revealed that the United States and the UK will form a partnership "to improve girls' access to education around the world."

How to Craft a Culturally Responsive Teaching Approach

As a student-centered instructional method, culturally responsive instruction is focused on catering to the social, emotional, and educational needs of the student. Among the first goals that teachers must achieve in order to successfully create a culturally responsive environment is convincing their students that they genuinely care about their cultural, emotional, and intellectual needs.

17 Low-Income Schools Selected for National College Readiness Program

Seventeen schools from nine states will start the 2015-16 school year with new hope and support, as recipients of the "Closing the Gap" awards, sponsored by national non-profit College For Every Student.

How Do We Get More Black Men to Attend College?

While the more people with degrees is certainly a boon for the American economy, not every group is benefitting from this elevated educational shift. Specifically, black young men are attending college at lower rates than their peers, even coming in behind black young women when it comes to college enrollment and graduation.

Former Governor Pataki Speaks on Skills Gap in Upstate N.Y.

Fifty-five global leaders in education, corporate, government and philanthropy sectors from five nations gathered in Essex, New York earlier this week to discuss the growing skills gap and the action steps needed to reverse the trend. The summit was organized by College For Every Student in conjunction with Ireland's Trinity College Dublin.

How Teachers Can Foster Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Once an educator has thoroughly examined her own cultural beliefs, values, and biases, she is ready to begin learning about other cultures.

The opinions expressed in Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12 are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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