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Researchers find that student-centered learning closes achievement gap

JeanAnyon wrote about this best in her study “Social Class and School Knowledge.” The argument, whichwas based on a study of I think 5 elementary schools came down to this: The poor learn to follow rules and the rich learn how to think independently and develop their own judgement. 216 more words

Achievement Gap

'it’s mostly facts that end up separating rich kids from poor kids'

By teaching them “facts”, schools can make a difference in helping bring kids out of poverty.


Facts, background knowledge, and content knowledge are all education-related terms that can be used interchangeably, and can be… 376 more words

K-12 Education

The White House Summit on Early Education

Yesterday was a historic day at the White House. President Obama hosted an early education summit that included an announcement about increased resources for young children and families. 1,238 more words


Early Education Has Its Day

Yesterday, the White House hosted its first Summit on Early Childhood Education. The Summit brought together a wide variety of stakeholders, including local government officials; private philanthropy; researchers; federal government officials; and business leaders. 430 more words

Early Education

The Economic Impact Of Closing The Achievement Gap

The Junior League of Minneapolis’ (JLM) strives to focus its community volunteer and advocacy efforts on the achievement gap in Minneapolis. However, it is often difficult to envision the potential impact of our local community projects if they were applied throughout the United States. 198 more words

Achievement Gap

EVERY CHILD DESERVES to be a Successful…Reader, Communicator, Learner

What To Do When Your Student Says “I’m Stupid!”

“For students with learning differences, empathy is more powerful than any skill or strategy. These kids are often trying harder than their peers and are frequently less successful. 28 more words


Is Free & Equitable "Public" Education a Myth?

Reposted from Salon:

The gap in the mathematical abilities of American kids, by income, is one of widest among the 65 countries participating in the Program for International Student Achievement.  327 more words