Achievement Gap

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Why We Fail to Address the Achievement Gap

Efforts to close the achievement gap ignore many advantages of privilege, writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville. (July 10, 2015)

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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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Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
July 30, 2015 - Education Week
Individualized instruction can give students with poor vocabulary skills the learning experiences they need to bridge the gap, writes neuropsychologist Steven L. Miller.
July 23, 2015 - Education Week
Thousands of low-income California students flood to the schools to fulfill academic credits they need to graduate from high school, but no one is keeping track of what happens to them, an analysis by the Hechinger Report finds.
July 23, 2015 - Education Week
Efforts to close the achievement gap ignore many advantages of privilege, writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
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

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