Achievement Gap

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Students in an after-school program at PS 277 in New York have a virtual conversation with Destiny Davis, a study-abroad student in China, through the Reach the World project.
—Courtesy of Reach the World

Study-Abroad Programs Build 'Next Generation' Travelers

Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around. (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on the Achievement Gap

This Spotlight explores progress and setbacks on the achievement gap front and what schools are doing to improve learning results for all children.

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01/31 08:46 am | Changing the National Narrative About Public Schools ... Next Steps | By Cheryl Williams, Executive Director, Learning First Alliance (LFA)  Over the past year, member organizations in the Learning First Alliance (LFA) have shared their ...

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Differentiation: Moving Away from One Size Fits All
Students use technology to customize many aspects of their lives, and schools are now finding technology can also help teachers customize, or differentiate, instruction for each student.

Spurring Latino Students to Higher Achievement
In this webinar, our guests examined what the Miami-Dade school district has done to support its Latino students.

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Helping Students Motivate Themselves
Longtime community organizer Larry Ferlazzo discussed techniques he used in his classroom to help students to motivate themselves to learn.

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Student suspensions dropped by nearly 20 percent nationally, new data show, but those from traditionally disadvantaged groups still get disproportionately more punishments and fewer academic opportunities.
June 7, 2016 – Education Week
A new study done by the Government Accountability Office lands amid fresh calls to address the share of schools that are both economically and racially segregated.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Only 43 percent of 8th graders reached proficiency on the first NAEP in technology and engineering, but girls had a slight edge over boys.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Schools across the country are preparing to formally track students from military families, monitoring their academic progress as they move from military base to military base and state to state, under a new provision in the federal education law.
May 29, 2016 – AP
States must invest in better school funding systems to improve student outcomes, say law professors Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
A new report from the Urban Institute explains how systemic barriers that begin at birth put black, Latino, and Native American males at risk of underperformance.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Educators and lawmakers in some states want to move away from one-size-fits-all school rankings and offer more information using a model drawn from the business world.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Long-term English-learners—those who are not considered proficient for five or more years—are at a great risk of dropping out of school. What can schools do to keep these students on track to graduate?
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
When considering the progress of current education improvement efforts, policymakers must bear one scientific principle in mind, warns Arthur H. Camins.
May 11, 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

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