Latest Achievement gap in the United States Stories

2011-07-22 18:34:00

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a workshop held at the California Latino Superintendent's Association, Summer Institute, Business Management Consultant, and Publisher of Family Literacy Journal, Cyndi Fischer, addressed school administrators on the impact of the digital divide on California's Latino students.

2011-06-22 06:00:00

AVID successfully prepares underserved students - predominantly minority and economically disadvantaged - for college SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite severe economic challenges for public schools, AVID* will welcome more than 20,000 teachers and administrators to one of eight AVID Summer Institutes, held in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Sacramento, and San Diego during this school summer vacation period. "Never has our work at AVID been more critical," stated...

2011-05-27 13:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of nine disparate Minnesota schools, including The West Metro Education Program's FAIR School Crystal, found that certain practices implemented by principals and teachers allowed these schools to outperform their students' demographics on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA).

2011-03-24 14:55:00

A gap in reading and math scores still exists in lower grades, with boys continuing to outpace girls in math, and girls ahead of boys in reading, two University of Illinois education professors say.

2011-03-17 21:05:20

Along with the excitement and anticipation that come with heading off to college, freshmen often find questions of belonging lurking in the background: Am I going to make friends? Are people going to respect me? Will I fit in?

2011-03-09 10:45:00

Writing exercises that reflect upon personal values lead to improvement in minority middle school students' grades and long-term academic performance.

2010-11-30 07:55:13

A short writing exercise could help college women in physics classes improve their academic performance and reduce some of the well-documented differences between male and female science students.

Word of the Day
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.