The achievement gap is a well-documented phenomenon in American schools that has been talked about to at least some extent for over 40 years. Despite all that chatter, the achievement gap is still alive and well in American K-12 schools.
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August 21, 2013
August 18, 2013
When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce
August 15, 2013
The Education Trust, like too many school "reformers," believes that output-drive accountability is the answer to educational inequities.
August 13, 2013
A new Education Trust brief highlights the lack of progress for American Indian and Alaska Native students, even as other major ethnic groups have made steady academic improvements over time.
August 13, 2013
People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.
August 08, 2013
Guilford County Schools continues to develop its African American Male Initiative, aimed at reducing suspensions and improving literacy among the schools' black male students.
August 03, 2013
Make sure everyone is heard and those with much to lose are not overlooked if they are silent!
August 01, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity were always present as issues of diversity, as were religion, cultural heritage, and even just plain gender--many of these varieties of "invisible minority" status. From the perspective of "the work," though, most schools tended to focus on race, the mantra being "If you can talk about race, you can talk about anything."
July 30, 2013
Under proposed budget changes for the 2014 fiscal year, many STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational initiatives may no longer exist. Though overall funding for STEM programs is actually slated to rise by $3 billion, or 6 percent, consolidation of STEM education may leave specif...
July 25, 2013
Teachers themselves are not, unfortunately, going to eliminate poverty, even if we get rid of the "bad" ones supposedly responsible for poor test scores.