Achievement Gap

The latest news about the achievement gap, including articles, Commentaries, and special features

Former inmate Bruce Lisker, whose murder conviction was overturned in 2009, speaks to members of the Pain of the Prison System club at Venice High School in Los Angeles.
—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

Parents' Incarceration Takes Toll on Children, Studies Say

Researchers are finding that having a parent in prison can be more traumatic to students than a parent's death or divorce, and can create problems for children's education and health. (February 24, 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.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
Achievement Gap

Transforming Learning Blog

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 ...

On-Demand Webinars

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.

Chat Transcript

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

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
School-Wide Improvement Efforts

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of college graduates and high school dropouts has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
The proposal hammered out after weeks of negotiation includes policies meant to charm members of both parties as they rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
Jean-Claude Brizard writes that the ESEA's goal of equalizing K-12 funding in states and districts is key to serving low-income students.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
A program that enlists middle-of-the-pack students to tutor their struggling peers seems to boost the test scores for both groups.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
In a new book, Robert Putnam, the author of Bowling Alone, contends that a growing share of low-income children are growing up without the community supports that bolstered earlier generations.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Any rewrite of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act will need a new name that captures both its policy essence and the public's attention.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Amid new efforts to improve outcomes for black and Latino boys, some civil rights advocates ask if districts are violating federal protections meant to ensure educational quality for girls.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented