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Which Children are Left Behind?

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released the annual school report cards for all Wisconsin public school districts and individual schools.  DPI’s press release… 448 more words

Public Schools

Minneapolis School Board Adopts Plan to Eliminate Achievement Gap

Last Tuesday night, the Minneapolis School Board approved an aggressive plan, named Acceleration 2020, to eliminate the achievement gap in the Minneapolis School District.  The Board consulted a variety of stakeholders including community partners, parents and department leaders and staff in order to achieve buy-in and to ensure the plan is successfully implemented across the district. 69 more words


A Middle School Achievement Gap?

Here is an article about Middle School students not meeting “standards” and being held back.  Are these the 3rd grades who had an “achievement” gap?  What changed for them in 4th grade? 14 more words

Early Reading Skills

Seeking Collaboration Between Reformers, Educators

For too long, we have heard of the battles between the education reform community and educators. From the way these debates have been framed, one would think the two sides couldn’t agree that the sky was blue or that water was wet. 186 more words

Achievement Gap

Opportunity Schools are a spot of hope

Much research has suggested that students from low-income families often struggle in school compared to their more affluent peers. However, the Maryland Campaign for Achievement Now (MarylandCAN) published a report… 255 more words


Dialogue and Learning: A Long and Contemporary History

From September 6, 2014 Post

On this blog about “Dialogue” many of the posts have been related to school success and reading success, particularly as children grow from infancy through elementary school. 1,062 more words

Early Reading Skills