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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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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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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Here's a breakdown of what 12 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
One high-achieving school works to get a handle on the racial- and income-based disparities that continue to divide its students.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
A lack of trust in school can lead to poor outcomes, such as higher rates of discipline and less likelihood of college enrollment, new research finds.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Overall, the nation's schools earn a C on educational performance in the Education Week Research Center’s latest annual report, based on a range of key indicators.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
Starting in fall 2017, English-learner students will be able to request extra time or other accommodations on the college-entrance exam.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
A research analysis of dozens of studies finds links between improved school climates and narrowing gaps between low-income students and their peers.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
The network was built with the help of an FCC program called the Educational Broadband Service, which needs to be opened up to more schools, critics say.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week

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