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Rich kids’ grades are rising faster, and intelligence probably isn’t the reason why

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

Pioneer Press: 15 years later, MN schools are more segregated, and achievement gap has barely budged

Pioneer Press: 15 years later, MN schools are more segregated, and achievement gap has barely budged

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.

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Inequality Starts Early

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

Pre-kindergarten

Should we prepare a preschooler to read?

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

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Why you should buy STEM/Educational toys?

Are you a parent who is really trying to enrich your child’s intellectual capabilities?  Do you want to increase their STEM skills?  Do you also want to heighten their curiosity and “get them off their notebooks?” 184 more words

Home School

In Quotes: Cape Cod Times Editorial

“The problem is Massachusetts has a significant and persistent achievement gap, evident long before children enter school. Too many children show up for school already behind and too many of them will never catch up. 92 more words

Pre-kindergarten