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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.

April 24, 2014

Analysis Pokes Holes in Asian-American 'Model Minority' Stereotype

An analysis of Census data finds that Asian-Americans with the same level of education as whites generally earn less money.

April 18, 2014

Parental Incarceration Has Worsened Disparities Between Black, White Children

A book by two scholars examines the impact of the "prison boom" on children, and shows the disproportionate effects parental imprisonment has had on black youngsters.

April 07, 2014

Poverty-related Challenges Sap Instructional Time in High Schools

Preliminary results of a survey of California high school teachers suggest that poverty-related challenges lead students at low-income schools to receive half an hour less instructional time per day than their peers in higher-income schools.

November 24, 2010

School Demographics Can Add to Social Cost of Achievement

High-achieving schools can exacerbate the social cost to high-achieving students of color, according to a new study.

July 29, 2009

Lab Identifies Ways to Reduce 'Stereotype Threat' in the Classroom

A research review says teachers can take three specific steps to help minority students overcome feeling at risk of confirming to negative stereotypes.

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