Spotlight on Closing the Achievement Gap

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Closing the Achievement Gap


The Education Week Spotlight on Closing the Achievement Gap is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Research around educational inequities in America's schools
  • Finding opportunities for English-language learners in gifted programs
  • How open educational resources are bridging the learning gap
  • The need for a more diverse teaching force to close the achievement gap

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

A research analysis of dozens of studies finds links between improved school climates and narrowing gaps between low-income students and their peers.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week

ELL students are underenrolled in gifted classes, finds an Education Week analysis. But some schools are trying to buck the trend.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

A focus on the bottom of the scale may mask challenges for higher-performing schools when it comes to boosting achievement for students who lag behind.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

A massive new database reveals the extent of educational inequities in more than 12,000 school districts.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week

The NAACP advocates the use of OER as a way to equalize learning resources at scale for all students, write Lisa Petrides and Barbara Dezmon.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week

To close the achievement gap for low-income black students, we need a more diverse teaching force, writes Rafiq R. Kalam Id-Din II.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week

Disadvantaged students will experience the new SAT very differently from their more-advantaged peers, writes Garrett Neiman of test-prep nonprofit College Spring.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week

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