Special Education What the Research Says Gifted Education Comes Up Short for Low-Income and Black Students
Wildly disparate gifted education programs can give a minor boost in reading, but the benefits mainly accrue to wealthy and white students.
College & Workforce Readiness Fewer Students in Class of 2020 Went Straight to College
First-year college enrollment dropped steeply last year, a study finds, and the declines were sharpest among poorer students.
Equity & Diversity Opinion This Could Be the Moment to Help the Poorest Among Us: Our Nation's Children
Creating opportunity will take bold legislation, investments, and collaborative action, write Paul Reville and John B. King Jr.
College & Workforce Readiness Thanks to COVID-19, High Schoolers' Job Prospects Are Bleak. Here's How Schools Can Help
The economic fallout from COVID-19 is speeding up workforce changes and vulnerable students are at greater risk of falling behind.
Classroom Technology Low-Income Children Less Likely to Experience 'Live' Contact With Teachers, Analysis Finds
Children from lower-income families are less likely to have internet access, limiting their interactions with educators.
Budget & Finance Districts Anxious About Plunge in Meal-Program Applicants
Free and reduced-price meal data is a key proxy for school poverty. But administrators say a drop in applications paints a false picture and could threaten funding.
Equity & Diversity Coronavirus-Era Financial Pressures Weigh Heavy on Families With Children
A majority of families report being under severe financial strain as the pandemic wears on, according to a new survey.
Classroom Technology The Disparities in Remote Learning Under Coronavirus (in Charts)
As it's done with the country's health-care system, economy, and social safety net, the pandemic is exposing and exacerbating the deep inequities that have long shaped American public education.
Student Well-Being WATCH: Meeting the Needs of Homeless Students. Lessons From One District
Many school districts have seen a rising number of homeless students in recent years. Learn lessons from a district working to address their needs in thoughtful, holistic ways.
Student Well-Being Home Nurse Visits Help Prepare Low-Income Children for School, Research Finds
Research on the impacts of a program that provides nurse home visits for low-income expectant mothers underscores the idea that setting up children to succeed academically starts long before even preschool.
Equity & Diversity 'Better to Be Born Rich Than Smart': Education Must Answer for Systemic Inequality
The great sorting of the most talented young people into haves and have-nots starts early and continues into young adulthood, writes Anthony P. Carnevale.
Equity & Diversity Video Closing Opportunity Gaps for Low-Income Students and Students of Color – Shomari Jones
Shomari Jones, the director of equity and graduation success in the Bellevue, Wash., district, talks about his work in advocating for low-income students and students of color to ensure they receive equitable opportunities for learning and academic success in a district whose students are primarily white, Asian, and affluent. Jones was recognized as a 2019 Leader To Learn From for his leadership in closing opportunity gaps. This presentation took place at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington. Read more about his work: https://leaders.edweek.org/profile/shomari-jones-director-equity-graduation-success-closing-opportunity-gaps/ Note: Due to technical difficulties, the beginning portion of this session was not recorded.