It’s no secret that rich parents go to great lengths to get their kids into the best colleges. New US research may quantify just how far. 558 more words
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Pioneer Press: 15 years later, MN schools are more segregated, and achievement gap has barely budged
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Fifteen years into a nationwide push to provide every student with an equal education, Minnesota schools have grown more segregated and the state’s nation-leading academic achievement gap refuses to close.
Inequality between children from low-income families and those from high-income families starts early – and creates a daunting achievement gap.
“…children’s earliest learning experiences and outcomes” vary considerably “based on their parents’ incomes and education,” Sara Mead writes in… 400 more words
Absolutely! For years we teachers have begged parents to read and ask comprehension questions of their preschool children! There’s no doubt that a child who is prepared either from a parent and/or preschool curriculum will succeed and surpass their peers at least through 2nd grade level. 240 more words