Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 20:00 EDT

Latest Achievement gap in the United States Stories

2013-10-02 23:25:44

Nemours BrightStart! Intervention Helps Close Reading Readiness Performance Gap Jacksonville, FLa. (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 An innovative literacy program in northern Florida helped substantially raise early literacy scores of nearly 200 pre-Kindergarten children. The Nemours BrightStart! program, implemented in nearly 60 classrooms in Florida’s Duval County Public School District, builds on the growing national recognition of the importance of early childhood education and demonstrates...

2013-09-25 08:35:49

SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, is proud to announce that two of its clients, the Houston Independent School District and San Diego Unified Independent School District, are both nominees for the prestigious 2013 Broad Prize. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130925/SF86033LOGO) The Broad Prize is awarded each year to honor urban school districts that...

2013-09-17 23:28:26

A math teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District using the Partners in Algebra curriculum achieves the impossible – 100% proficiency in 8th grade Algebra – with low-income students. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 A middle school math teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District has achieved what many thought to be impossible – 100% proficiency in 8th grade Algebra – with low-income students on the state standardized test, symbolizing that...

2013-08-28 23:04:56

San Francisco-based Pivot Learning Partners announced today the release of a free software tool to help districts across the state transition to the landmark reform to California’s school funding system, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This tool helps districts meet specific requirements under the new formula and make education budgets understandable to parents and community members. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Pivot’s PBAR – or Planning, Budgeting...

2013-08-28 16:24:04

Career and technical education high school prepares students for college and careers in medicine PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights (IHPCH), an Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) partner school, opened its doors yesterday to give Queens and New York City students as well as parents an overview of the school's curricula, programs of study and a tour of the new facility. (Photo:...

2013-08-16 23:21:51

JANJ empowers New Jersey’s students to own their economic success, while giving schools free resources to meet state financial literacy standards. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Four years after New Jersey adopted State Curriculum Standards in Financial Literacy (Standard 9.2), Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ) is at the forefront of delivering standards-based financial education programs that are preparing students across the Garden State to make smarter decisions about...

2013-07-24 08:26:27

One-fifth of U.S. Children Officially "Poor" and 2.8 Million in "Extreme Poverty" PRINCETON, N.J., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the United States is among the 35 richest countries in the world, it also holds the distinction of ranking second highest in child poverty, according to a new report from Educational Testing Service (ETS). Such poverty comes with a price -- $500 billion per year in lower earnings, less taxes paid, and other long-term economic and...

2013-07-12 23:24:17

The widening achievement gap between students from various income levels can be narrowed with the help of vocabulary software. One of the best vocabulary software for this purpose is Power Vocabulary Builder, revealed the Boffin team in their latest reviews. New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Learning vocabulary is critical for individuals of all ages, stated the Software Review Boffin team. The team elaborated that enhancing vocabulary can result in several benefits particularly for...

2013-07-02 11:22:06

Children from low-income families tend to do worse at school than their better-off peers. Now a new study of a large ethnically and socioeconomically diverse group of children from across the United States has identified poor planning skills as one reason for the income-achievement gap, which can emerge as early as kindergarten and continue through high school. The study, by researchers at Cornell University, appears in the journal Child Development. "Low-income children appear to have...

Spatial Reasoning Linked With Math Skills
2013-06-25 15:36:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With educators constantly on the lookout for new ways to inspire and educate children, any technique or tool that helps students to learn can be invaluable. According to a new report from a pair of Michigan State University researchers, simple spatial reasoning exercises could help young children with their math skills. The MSU researchers held training sessions with 6 to 8 year olds on mentally rotating objects, a spatial ability, and...