Achievement Gap

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Embracing Difference: Tai D. Matthews leads a lesson on ancient Greece in her 6th grade humanities class at the Paterson (N.J.) Academy for the Gifted and Talented.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

Poorest Students Often Miss Out on Gifted Classes

A combination of factors keeps academically talented low-income students from getting the advanced instruction they need to reach their full potential. (May 21, 2015)

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Waning public support for standards and assessments signals a troubling move toward "education disarmament," writes Christopher T. Cross.
June 24, 2015 - Education Week
Educators would have an easier time narrowing the achievement gap if learning goals and assessments in math were revised, Regina Scanlon argues.
June 19, 2015 - Education Week
While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The building opt-out movement signals a need for K-12 policymakers to improve family engagement, argue Michael P. Evans and Andrew Saultz.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
While the nation's graduation rate has hit another historic high, prospects are more mixed children and youths with disabilities, according to Diplomas Count 2015.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
At the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, teachers say students’ diverse backgrounds deepen learning for everyone.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
A combination of factors keeps academically talented low-income students from getting the advanced instruction they need to reach their full potential.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week

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