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Conn. Achievement Gap Task Force Hosts Commissioner Pryor

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

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Condoleezza Rice Makes Plea for Education in America

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's concerned about the economy, the deficit, and the "jaded" nature of American politics - but she says the country's "biggest single problem" is with the public school system.

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Effective Teaching as a Civil Right: How Building Instructional Capacity Can Help Close the Achievement Gap

Better ways of measuring and recognizing teacher effectiveness must be integrated with systems that develop greater teacher competence and provide incentives for teaching the highest-need students.

The Ultimate Empowerment Program for Parents

Immigrant parents in Chicago set a precedent for other districts with at-risk children and hesitant administrators.
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John Legend Joins Directors' Board for Education Advocacy Group

R&B star John Legend is stepping up his efforts to campaign for improvements in schools by joining the board of directors for an education advocacy group.

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Changes Ahead for Hawaii Special Ed

The achievement gap between Hawaii's public school special education students and their peers is wider than the national average, partially because they are isolated more than they should be, an evaluation agency reported this week.

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Annual Report Shows Achievement Gap Closing in Pittsburgh, But Long Road Ahead

More students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools scored in the proficient or advanced ranges for reading and math in the 2010-2011 school year than did four years ago. That’s according to the seventh annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh, released by A+ Schools, an education advocacy group.

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Chicago Schools Fails to Close Performance Gap

Twenty years of reform efforts and programs targeting low-income families in Chicago Public Schools has only widened the performance gap between white and African-American students, a troubling trend at odds with what has occurred nationally.

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Students Show Growth in Math on National Test

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

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Ill. Elementary School Achievement Gap Narrowing

Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.

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