New Jersey’s youth face enormous, long-standing challenges, many stemming from historic discrimination and endemic poverty. Nearly 4,000 youth between the ages of 16 and 20 are not in school, and about 3,000 more between 15 and 21 are at risk of leaving school without a high school diploma. Half of the city’s 16- to 19-year-olds, […]
Newark Opportunity Youth Network: A Collective Approach to Transforming Lives and Communities
Report examines Newark Opportunity Youth Network, a network of partners reconnecting youth to quality education programs and opportunity.
Gov. Tony Evers Wants More Money for K-12 Education. Research Backs Many of His Ideas.
Post-Crescent, February 1, 2019, by Jen Zettel Vandenhouten
During his first State of the State speech last week, Gov. Tony Evers announced several education priorities he’d like to address in the next state budget.
Predictable Third Grade Reading Assessment Results Prompt the Question – How Can We Do Better?
EdNC, September 28, 2018, by Mandy Ableidinger
The most recent NC end of third grade reading assessment results show scores hardly shifting from last year and continued racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic gaps. What can we do differently? A recent research study on how best to reduce achievement disparities in diverse schools finds that a comprehensive set of strategies is needed.
Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse and Low-Poverty Schools
By Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel; first published on EdNC. Education leaders in North Carolina and across the U.S. have spent decades highlighting and attempting to close achievement gaps, focused especially on the gaps between African-American and Latino students compared to their white and Asian peers, as well as the gaps between low-income students […]
Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse and Low-Poverty Schools – an Analysis
Corbett Education Blog, August 27, 2018
Despite millions of dollars in funding to support closing achievement gaps, many efforts fail. After more than a decade of working in this field and seeing the same cycles continue, I would claim that the efforts often fail for a variety of reasons, including: a lack of root cause analysis, not aligning solutions to the root causes, lack of structural and systemic changes, and failure to implement with fidelity.
Strategy, Culture Keys to Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse, Middle-Income Schools
EdWeek, August 15, 2018, by Sarah Sparks
Conversations around closing achievement gaps often focus on students in high-poverty, majority-minority schools, but a new report suggests higher-income schools and districts also can do more to support low-income, black, and Latino students.
Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse Schools–New From Public Impact
To close achievement gaps, education leaders must adopt more complete approaches to outstanding learning for all, secure and healthy learners, and a culture of equity within low- and moderate-poverty schools. A shortfall in any of these three areas within a school magnifies the impact of unequal access to resources—educational, personal, and sociopolitical—outside of school. In […]
Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse and Low-Poverty Schools: An Action Guide for District Leaders
Report proposes education leaders adopt more complete approaches to outstanding learning for all, secure and healthy learners, and a culture of equity within low- and moderate-poverty schools.
The Secret to Sustainable School Reform: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Report examines the in-district turnaround model and its impact on student achievement.
Exploring Success in the Charter Sector: Case Studies of Six Charter Schools Engaged in Promising Practices for Children with Disabilities
Report presents findings from case studies of six charter schools identified for their success educating children with disabilities.
Demystifying Special Education in Virtual Charter Schools
Report describes how federal and state special education guidelines must be adapted for educating students with disabilities in virtual charter schools.