achievement gap

Black Children Still Left Behind

Educators seek new strategies to address persistent achievement gaps and discrimination against African-American students.

A School District's Rise from Mediocrity

A North Carolina district, which was plagued with underperforming schools in the 1990s, revamped its leadership, instruction and culture to be a class act for the 21st century—and an example for other districts.

Longer School Year Helps Turn the Tide

Balsz (Ariz.) Elementary School District, the first school district in Arizona to adopt a 200-day calendar, is reporting impressive academic improvements after only one year.

New Study Shows Racially Segregated Schools Not Equal

A new study reports poor performance of minority students, regardless of race or ethnicity, in schools that have mostly minority students since NCLB implementation.

The Push for Public Preschool

More districts are seeing the advantages of school readiness and preparing youngsters for their K12 careers.

Film Exposes Rights Denied to Children

Documentary film, A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform, examines the need for children of all economic backgrounds in the United States have the same education.

Department of Education Revives Civil Rights Office

Los Angeles and 31 other districts undergo federal compliance reviews.

Longer School Day and Year Trials Yield Different Results

Strategies to Increase Learning

Seven tools can help students.

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