At-Risk

5/30/2013

5/30/2013
In the Sunnyvale elementary district, where 82 percent of Asian students become proficient in algebra, only 10 percent of Latino students do. The district is tied with Berryessa and San Mateo-Foster City for the lowest Latino algebra proficiency rate -- the greatest single predictor of college success -- among 54 school districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
5/30/2013
There are urban neighborhoods with short life expectancies and high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And there are affluent areas where preventive care and insurance are within reach.

5/28/2013

5/28/2013
A strong system of quality, early childhood education can address various graps in school success, as studies have shown consistently positive effects of preschool.

5/24/2013

5/24/2013
For 35 years, Preservation New Jersey has monitored the toll of time on historic buildings throughout the region, compiling annual lists of the most endangered. This year’s roundup includes the Valley Road School in Princeton, a graceful building echoing the architecture of Princeton University’s collegiate Gothic style. Nearing its 100th anniversary, the three-story facility on Witherspoon Street deftly illustrates parts of Princeton’s past.

5/22/2013

5/22/2013
In Connecticut, where Gov. Dannel Malloy has taken a leadership role in transforming urban education, diversity is the missing ingredient that has likely resulted in the tepid result unveiled at Hartford Public School’s 2013 State of the Schools symposium at the Bushnell Theater earlier this month.

5/21/2013

5/21/2013
On the one hand, it’s good news that doomsday predictions for computer-less children have been exaggerated. However, giving out computers was one of the easier solutions to closing the poverty educational outcome gap, and now we have to go back to the drawing board.
5/21/2013
The biggest reason Chicago’s school district says it’s closing 53 grammar schools is to give students a better education. CPS has promised that every student from a closing school will be sent to a better performing “welcoming” school.

5/15/2013

5/15/2013
The talk of closing schools in Richmond is back on — and there’s a third school on the list.
5/15/2013
The recent public school test-cheating scandals in Atlanta and Washington D.C. are insidious not only in their impact on their own communities, but also in feeding a broadly held misperception that urban school districts are beyond salvaging.

5/14/2013

5/14/2013
As word spread over the weekend that Sandy Hook Elementary School would be demolished, residents were split about whether building a new facility on the site of the old one was the best way for the community to move on.

5/10/2013

5/10/2013
Mark M. Jacobs once was a Fortune 500 CEO and soon may be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, but for the time being he’s leading a nonprofit group pushing for improvements in K-12 for Iowa’s education system.
5/10/2013
California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report.

5/8/2013

5/8/2013
Leaders of the city in the impoverished Delta region — known as the crossroads of the blues where Robert Johnson once lived — hope improved education will help stanch a hemorrhaging population that now stands at 18,000.

5/7/2013

5/7/2013
Almost half of Newport high school students struggle to demonstrate proficiency in math and reading, according to a new report released by the Rhode Island research and advocacy group RI-CAN.
5/7/2013
Beliefs that are debatable or even patently false may be repeated so often that at some point they come to be accepted as fact. We seem to have crossed that threshold with the claim that U.S. schools are significantly worse than those in most other countries.

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