Latest Achievement gap in the United States Stories

2009-08-10 11:30:23

A new study examining the interactions of black and white high-achieving students in elite, private high schools reveals how today's millennial generation is negotiating race, identity and academic success.

2009-06-17 08:30:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City students in elementary and middle school have made significant gains at every grade level on the State's annual math test, substantially narrowing the achievement gap with students in the rest of the state.

2009-06-04 09:00:00

Report identifies 'expectations gap' and the need for more support at home as major factors in the rising tide of high school dropouts WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With nearly one-third of all U.S.

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.

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.

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.

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