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July 21, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Effort Expands to Urban Districts

Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys.

July 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Achievement Gap

On this #tbt, let's focus on this mission: discovering and providing the best possible ways to support students, to prepare them, and to offer them new experiences that narrow the gap

July 09, 2014

Latino and African-American Academic Success Improves, But Gaps Remain

Education Trust released reports on the state of education for Latino and African-American students, reflecting progress but ongoing gaps in achievement and opportunity.

July 09, 2014

Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad

A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.

July 06, 2014

Close the Reading Gap: Partner With a Pediatrician

A door is opening for us. The pediatricians are ready to help. 62,000 of them belong to this organization that has decided to encourage reading to young children. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed; increasingly, children need their health care providers and educators to be working together.

July 01, 2014

Districts Say Diversity Is a Priority--When They Have Time for It

Good intentions for desegregation don't have the same impact as legal requirements, even when the federal government tries to support districts' diversity plans, a new series of reports shows.

May 28, 2014

STEM From a Civil Rights Perspective

At a daylong symposium in Washington, civil rights leaders, educators, government officials, and program directors gathered to discuss ways to increase equity in science, technology, engineering, and math education.

May 27, 2014

Shrinking the Achievement Gap One Word at a Time

In Madison, Wis., researchers have found that simple writing exercises helped reduce the achievement gaps in the middle schools where they were most problematic.

May 20, 2014

Arne Duncan Spotlights Inequities in Rigorous Coursework

"We can't continue to relegate talent and potential to the sidelines," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in discussing minority participation in certain classes.

May 15, 2014

Three Charter School Systems Named as Finalists for Broad Foundation Prize

Since 2012, the Broad Foundation has honored charter school systems in urban areas that are making big gains in student achievement.

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