Tags » Achievement Gap

04/24 BSD School Board Meeting Transcript

Below is the transcript from the Public Comment part of last night’s agenda. Two students, Alphina Kamara and Alexis Cope, questioned board members about how they plan to increase African American/Latino enrollment in AP/IB courses. 1,513 more words

Blog

Minnesota Republicans Say They Will 'Declare War' On Achievement Gap

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Top Republicans at the State Capitol on Monday ramped up efforts to pass a sweeping early learning program that they say will “declare war” on Minnesota’s achievement gap. 247 more words

News

"By the time they start school, for some children it's already too late."

This article by Nick Morrison originally appeared in Forbes on 11/30/16, but for some reason is almost impossible to access now.  I reproduce here below the cached version; if there are legal repercussions, I’ll face them when the time comes. 620 more words

Clippings

Why do parents fear that using technology makes kids fat, dumb, and mean?

Apparently, watching TV isn’t what causes children to get fat.  It’s the food advertisements that make them want to eat!  So what do you do?  Discuss how these food advertisements work “on their brains.” 88 more words

Caring For Students

Is the Charter School "Experiment" Truly Over?

Last week, President Donald Trump declared “mission accomplished” when it comes to charter schools and school choice, noting that the experiment is now over and charters have clearly won the day. 141 more words

Achievement Gap

An Open Letter Calls for More Early Education Funding

More than 120 early education professionals and experts have signed an open letter that urges state lawmakers to increase their investment in early education.

“As Massachusetts legislators consider the state budget and investments in early education, we would like to highlight the widespread agreement among experts and researchers in the field about the effectiveness of such investments,” the letter says. 192 more words

Pre-kindergarten

52 Mistakes We Make in Schools Every Day and Every Year

Insanity in Education?  If you’ve taught for 5 years or more, I know you’ll agree with this list of mistakes schools and school districts make every year, almost everywhere.   250 more words

Classroom Management