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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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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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.

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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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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
Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
New analyses of a 1990s anti-poverty initiative find positive long-term outcomes from children's moves to higher-income areas.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
A collective of teachers, advocates, and scholars is leveraging social media to elevate the perspectives of people of color in education policy discussions.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
The president's "My Brother’s Keeper" program will continue his work addressing barriers for boys and young men of color.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Political gamesmanship has triggered collective amnesia of what our public schools looked like when the ESEA was first signed into law, Sherrilyn Ifill says.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
A statewide reading initiative begun 17 years ago in Alabama is credited with raising reading scores and narrowing racial achievement gaps in one of the nation’s poorest states.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week

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