Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.
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March 25, 2015
What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?
January 26, 2015
Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.
October 08, 2014
A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.
January 27, 2014
Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World, pushes back on the theory that U.S. students' weak performance on international-comparison tests can be attributed largely to high poverty rates.
January 09, 2014
An elementary school in Wichita, Kan., recently took a unique approach to sensitizing teachers to the needs of disadvantaged students, reports The Wichita Eagle. According to the January 5th article, teachers and staff members at Allen Elementary School participated in a role-playing simulation intended to elucidate the unseen challenges of poverty.
January 02, 2014
Joshua John Macklin, a New York City middle school reading teacher, says it would be beneficial to those working for real improvement in schools if Americans made a collective New Year's resolution to desist from relying on feel-good teacher movies for their information about struggling schools
October 01, 2012
Jonathan Kozol, at age 76, has new book out entitled Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America. In it, he looks yet againreportedly in career-summation modeat the devastating consequences of America's failure to provide equitable educational opportunities in disadvantaged neighborhoods.