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October 4, 2019
Money over merit? New study says gifted programs favor students from wealthier families
Elementary school children from higher income families are far more likely to be in gifted programs than those from lower income families, the study says.
January 31, 2019
Fewer students of color take advanced courses. This Colorado bill aims to help close that gap.
Advocates hope that automatically enrolling students in advanced courses will reduce racial and economic disparities.
Comparing the candidates
January 30, 2019
From prenatal care to vocational education, Chicago’s mayoral candidates differ on how they’d improve outcomes for students of color
The city’s next leader must confront the critical question of how to boost student performance and narrow the racial achievement gap.
blue ribbon schools
October 1, 2018
These five Colorado schools won the nation’s top education honor
The U.S. Department of Education recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
How I Teach
July 2, 2018
Memphis math teacher remembers ‘sticking out.’ It inspired him to teach with compassion
Neven Holland was in third grade when his mother pulled him out of his Chicago elementary school and moved him to a school…
May 9, 2018
A $24 million New York City program was supposed to prepare more black and Latino men for college. But a new study found it didn’t.
"The aspirations were very high."
April 27, 2018
Parents in one Aurora high school are visiting classes and giving teachers feedback
The goal is to involve parents in helping close the school's largest achievement gap.
Summer learning academy
February 28, 2018
Better reading and math scores mean more Memphis students can attend this summer program
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson's Summer Learning Academy will be open to 10,000 students in almost 50 sites across the city.
year in review
December 21, 2017
How Colorado schools tried to close academic gaps in 2017
Denver Public Schools, which has among the biggest gaps in Colorado, made several changes.
December 15, 2017
I’m a black male teen in Aurora, and I see how the ‘achievement gap’ forms
A senior at Aurora's Rangeview High School describes how many teachers have stereotyped him about drugs, hip-hop and more — influencing how he thinks about school.
mind the gap
December 5, 2017
New York City’s racial achievement gaps widen as students get older, report finds
Black boys came out on the bottom.
October 12, 2017
Why it’s difficult to understand how well Colorado’s English learners are performing compared to their peers
Identification and suppression rules make it difficult to gauge how Colorado English learners are performing compared to their peers.
October 5, 2017
Why this large Colorado school district isn’t focused on its achievement gaps
Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn said his concern isn’t about closing gaps, but improving outcomes for all students.
October 4, 2017
Denver, Boulder schools home to the state’s largest achievement gaps based on race, new data shows
The new data was released Monday after two years of waiting.
August 25, 2017
Here’s a closer look at how students performed on Colorado’s 2017 tests — in nine graphics
The gaps are real, and they aren't getting any smaller.
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