Latest Achievement gap in the United States Stories

2013-05-16 23:26:44

Program delivers adaptive learning format and data-driven instruction to drive student gains higher. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 A growing number of Minnesota public charter schools are using technology-based reading skills program Lexia Reading® as an essential part of their reading curriculum. Lexia today announced that Beacon Academy in Maple Grove and Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis are the latest charters schools to select the program, which is scientifically proven to advance...

2013-04-23 22:24:21

Even within the same school, lower-achieving students often are taught by less-experienced teachers, as well as by teachers who received their degrees from less-competitive colleges, according to a new study by researchers from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the World Bank. The study, using data from one of the nation's largest school districts, also shows that student class assignments vary within schools by a teacher's gender and race. In a paper published in the April...

2013-04-16 15:38:33

ParentCorps, Developed at NYU Langone, Holds Promise for Addressing Achievement Disparities An innovative program that supports parents and teachers of public school pre-kindergarten students improves early academic achievement, according to a new study published in the April 15 online edition of Pediatrics. In a five-year study of 1,050 minority pre-kindergarten students from disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City, NYU Langone researchers found that ParentCorps, a family-focused,...

2013-03-26 23:19:45

Jackie and Gilbert Cisneros Foundation Helps Prepare Kids for College by Investing in MIND Research Institute´s Math Program Buena Park, Calif. (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Lottery winners Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros today announced a $50,000 donation through their foundation to help improve math education for 700 Buena Park students. The gift to MIND Research Institute was announced at James A. Whitaker Elementary School, where kindergarten through fifth graders will participate in MIND...

2013-01-25 10:03:22

African-American, Hispanic students' grades not as negatively affected by working long hours after school African-American and Hispanic students may be less likely than non-Hispanic white students to hold a job during the school year, but when they do, they tend to work somewhat longer hours and seem less likely to see their grades suffer than non-Hispanic white students with jobs, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. A study involving...

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