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2009-05-27 08:15:00

A study forthcoming in the Journal of Labor Economics suggests that high-quality teachers tend to leave schools that experience inflows of black students.

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2009-04-20 13:45:00

More challenging middle-school math classes and increased access to advanced courses in predominantly black urban high schools may be the key to closing the racial academic achievement gap, according to a University of Illinois study.

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2009-04-17 08:20:00

In a follow-up to a 2006 study, a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher and his colleagues found that an in-class writing assignment designed to reinforce students' sense of identity and personal integrity increased the grade-point averages of African-American middle school students over a two-year period, and reduced the rate at which these students were held back or placed in remediation.

2009-02-24 17:31:00

University of Notre Dame Study States Negative Impact on U.S. Economy Due to Low Latino Education Achievement Levels NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- To ensure an expansion of the U.S.

2008-10-10 03:00:26

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 Slightly more than half of Roanoke students graduated on time with a standard or advanced high school diploma this spring, according to new information released Wednesday by the Virginia Department of Education.

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Cholewa, Blaire West-Olatunji, Cirecie School counselors and educators tend to focus on the symptoms of cultural discontinuity and often view these symptoms as root causes for underachievement.

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Sink, Christopher A Akos, Patrick; Turnbull, Rebecca J; Mvududu, Nyaradzo Student achievement was compared between Washington State middle schools with comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCPs) and those without.

2008-09-26 21:00:25

By Melissa Pamer ´ Dropout Report There were fewer public high school dropouts at most South Bay school districts than was recently reported by state education officials, according to revised data released this week.

2008-09-26 03:00:29

By Neill, Monty With more pressing issues on its agenda and no consensus about how to proceed, Congress probably will delay until after this November's elections the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), a framework of standards, tests, and consequences initiated by the 1994 authorization of the Elementary and secondary Education Act (ESEA).

2008-09-22 08:15:00

By Gerald N. Tirozzi The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is delighted to have Strong American Schools as a partner in promoting a common agenda of closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.