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)

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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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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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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
The state-run district that takes over low-performing schools has run into partisan trouble fueled by a study showing progress lagging at those schools compared with other turnaround models.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
ESSA, the newly reauthorized version of the ESEA, makes changes in how schools can use money set aside for economically disadvantaged students.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to measure at least one nonacademic factor, such as student engagement, when tracking schools' performance.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
The promise of free tuition lured 16,000 students to Tennessee colleges this year; now state officials are working to keep them there.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
A pending update of the federal education law stands to shift the bulk of school-turnaround and accountability work to state superintendents.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
The number of students without adequate Internet connections in school has been cut in half over the past two years, EducationSuperHighway study finds.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
As an ESEA rewrite nears the finish line, states must prepare for a scaled-back federal footprint and how to assure continued progress for low-performing student subgroups.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week

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