Achievement Gap

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Disparities Continue to Plague U.S. Schools, Federal Data Show

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)

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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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
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
School closures often affect poor students, African-American students, and rural communities like Hughes, Ark.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
While the effects of midyear moves are not well understood, the new federal law requires schools to keep better track of military, foster-care, and homeless students.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
As the federal role in schooling recedes, state education leaders will be key to driving equity, write Aspen's Ross Wiener and Danielle Gonzales.
May 31, 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
Here's a breakdown of what 16 states and the District of Columbia plan to do with their new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to set achievement goals and take other action in the area of school accountability.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
Middle-class parents are more adept than low-income families at navigating the social networks that link their children to school opportunities.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
Lawmakers trying to satisfy judges in a school funding case grapple with how increased funding can be used to boost results for black, Latino, and low-income students.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Research shows that a student's smooth transition into high school is a predictor of academic success, write John Gomperts and Jenny Nagaoka.
March 24, 2017 – Education Week

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