Is blended learning closing achievement gaps?

Discussion of Blended Learning and the Achievement Gap.  This is a very interesting pairing.  Allowing high-quality, advanced content to be made available to every child who wants it. Article Link: Is blended learning closing achievement gaps? Blended Learning Case Studies: Blended learning success in school districts Last September, the Christensen Institute and the Evergreen Education Group […]

Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School

NPR report on a study of in-group educators and outcomes. Article Link: Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School Study Link: The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers Black primary-school students matched to a same-race teacher perform better on standardized tests and face more favorable teacher perceptions, yet little is known about the […]

Children in New York City are healthier since the start of Pre-K for All, study finds

Pre-K for All improves student lives in NYC Article Link: Children in New York City are healthier since the start of Pre-K for All, study finds Study Link: Seeing and Hearing: The Impacts of New York City’s Universal Prekindergarten Program on the Health of Low-Income Children Prior research suggests that high quality universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) programs […]

What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out

New York Times investigates college completion.  Georgia State managed to increase college completion while recruiting poorer students. Article Link: What Can Stop Kids From Dropping Out To cite one comparison, North Carolina State and Auburn enroll similar students, but the two universities have significantly different track records for the years 2003 through 2013. N.C. State […]

Race, income, and enrollment patterns in highly selective colleges, 1982-2004

A Stanford overview study of race, income, and enrollment. Study Link: Race, income, and enrollment patterns in highly selective colleges, 1982-2004 Where a student attends college has become increasingly important in the last few decades. As education has grown significantly more important in the labor market, competition among students for access to the most selective […]

Study: Most School Districts Have Achievement Gaps

NAEP statistical analysis from Stanford study. Study: Most School Districts Have Achievement Gaps That five-year period enabled researchers to focus on districts completing a decade of state and federal accountability initiatives designed to close academic gaps between white students and their black and Hispanic peers. Of the 2,500 school districts with a large enough sample […]

Study: Black Students More Likely to Graduate if They Have One Black Teacher

Correlation between student outcome and teacher’s race. Study Link: Black Students More Likely to Graduate if They Have One Black Teacher If a low-income black student has just one black teacher in elementary school, that student is significantly more likely to graduate high school and consider attending college, a new John Hopkins University study has […]

The Challenge of Creating Schools That ‘Work for Everybody’

School tries the concept of allowing students to Self-Nominate into AP classes, also AP class meets with standard track, and students can also leave AP class easily. Article Link: The Challenge of Creating Schools That ‘Work for Everybody’ One thing it means is a big push to open the doors of AP classrooms to everyone, […]

Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools

IES Statistical Analysis of NAEP reading assessment, circa 2009 Article Link: Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress July 2009 White students…had higher scores than Black students, on average, on […]