Achievement Gap

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Students in an after-school program at PS 277 in New York have a virtual conversation with Destiny Davis, a study-abroad student in China, through the Reach the World project.
—Courtesy of Reach the World

Study-Abroad Programs Build 'Next Generation' Travelers

Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around. (October 20, 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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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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School-Wide Improvement Efforts

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Disadvantaged students will experience the new SAT very differently from their more-advantaged peers, writes Garrett Neiman of test-prep nonprofit College Spring.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
The Education Department is proposing regulations that aim to get a better handle on whether certain categories of students are singled out as needing special education at higher rates than other student groups.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
A pair of efforts has launched calling for the involvement of multiple local agencies to support the success of poor children in school.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
To stem disruptive staff turnover in low-income schools, we must first shift public perception, writes educator Bruce Hansen.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Were small schools just another failed school improvement effort, or do they actually work? Jack Schneider's answer is both.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Students who never passed the required high school exit exam are getting their diplomas under new laws passed in at least six states.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Dozens of new after-school chess clubs have recently launched in the St. Louis region's most challenged schools.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week

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