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Minnesota graduation rates hit new record
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Apr 24, 7:32 AM: Minnesota’s overall high school graduation rate hit an all-time peak in 2018, as the state made some progress in narrowing the persistent graduation gap between students of color and white students.
Raimondo calls for ‘comprehensive’ state review of Providence school system
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Apr 24, 6:20 AM: Gov. Gina Raimondo and Mayor Jorge Elorza on Tuesday called for a “deep dive” into the problems facing the Providence schools, starting with a 60-day review that will culminate with a June report on what needs to be done. The >
Complete chaos in Harrisburg schools is hurting our children and jeopardizing city’s future |
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Apr 22, 8:12 AM: Harrisburg’s economic prosperity depends on a public school system that can train its future workforce. A safe and healthy Harrisburg depends on a public school system the can provide every student the experiences necessary to >
Maryland school system rolls out report cards showing disparity in achievement
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Apr 22, 8:10 AM: School officials in suburban Maryland have long debated how to tackle achievement gaps between white students and their classmates of color. But the issue is drawing new attention as Montgomery County rolls out school-by-school >
Walters: Why is California’s achievement gap so stubborn?
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Apr 22, 6:33 AM: California has poured tens of billions of additional dollars into its public schools this decade on the assumption – or hope – that they would close the state’s stubborn academic “achievement gap.
Opinion: Is America turning into a nation of dunces?
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Apr 18, 7:26 AM: Indeed, pop culture references are better known than basics of American civics and history — even when those “pop” references are decades old. More Americans can name the Three Stooges than the three branches of government, and >
State-run Achievement School District ready to launch, will take over two Delta districts
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Apr 16, 6:17 AM: Two Delta school districts will be placed under state leadership this summer in Mississippi’s new Achievement School District, set to launch June 1.
Commentary: The Utter Inadequacy of America’s Efforts to Desegregate Schools
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Apr 12, 7:34 AM: In 1966, a group of Boston-area parents and administrators created a busing program called METCO to help desegregate schools. They thought of it as a quick fix to a passing problem. But the problem hasn’t passed, and METCO isn’t >
Commentary: Bill would water down public school accountability
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Apr 10, 7:12 AM: If your job is to make widgets, your supervisor will evaluate your job performance principally on how well you make widgets and how many. But if you are a Nevada public school teacher, not so much. There is a bill wending its way >
Less than half of LAUSD’s Class of 2019 are on track to graduate eligible for UC/Cal state sch
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Apr 9, 6:33 AM: Less than half of L.A. Unified’s Class of 2019 are eligible for the state’s public universities, the latest district projections show.
Opinion: CT schools must close the achievement gap more quickly
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Apr 9, 6:08 AM: Without intervention, the U.S. racial “achievement gap,” also known as the “equity gap,” will close roughly by the year 2266. Year after year, news of Connecticut’s own intractable “achievement gap” has become a familiar story for >
Northern Panhandle Residents Give West Virginia Lawmakers Input on ‘Education Betterment&#8217
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Apr 3, 7:03 AM: Northern Panhandle residents weighed in Tuesday night on what the West Virginia Legislature can do to improve education, with some thinking elected state leaders shouldn’t even be involved with passing public school reforms into >
Newark Schools Fell Back in 2018, Halting Years of Progress
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Apr 3, 6:38 AM: While experts caution that too much should not be read into test scores, the results provide fodder for critics of district’s previous aggressive changes.
Urban educators push for improvements, suggest longer school day and year
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Apr 2, 5:50 AM: A group of urban education leaders, including traditional public schools and charter school educators, are calling for a package of reforms to improve student performance for students.
Schools Chancellor Speaks Boldly for Diversity, but Critics Want Action
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Mar 28, 7:53 AM: Chancellor Richard Carranza has been blunt in calling for better integration of New York City classrooms. Describing himself as a man of color, he has called out parents publicly for language he sees as racist.
Editorial: What Brooklyn Tech tells you about de Blasio’s ‘massive segregation’ cl
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Mar 26, 7:06 AM: As past Brooklyn Tech grads told Edelman, disadvantaged students don’t want or need a handout. They need G&T programs restored to provide the chance to compete for a spot on a level playing field with their Asian and white peers. >
Opinion: Rather it’s opportunity gap, if we don’t erect barriers for children
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Mar 26, 5:51 AM: For 30 years, Making Waves has worked to address unconscionable disparities. There continues to be a need in places like Richmond, and the extent of the problem nationwide is enormous, especially in California, where one in eight >
As state intervention looms, North Charleston under pressure to fix its struggling schools
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Mar 25, 4:48 AM: When protesters shut down a Charleston County School Board meeting Monday, they were shouting some of the same things school district leaders had been saying calmly since 2015: The schools are divided into haves and have-nots, and >
Editorial: Keep mayoral control of schools, but hold City Hall accountable
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Mar 22, 6:59 AM: Anyone who debates whether the mayor should control NYC’s school system probably does not know or remember what it was like before.
Opinion: Let’s test promising achievement-gap closing strategies
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Mar 21, 6:07 AM: Despite the important changes in education since 1993, our focus on school improvement has not done enough to address the persistent achievement and opportunity gaps. For low-income students, students of color, and English language >

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