achievement gap

The U.S. might have been 19th in the world in math (instead of 36th) if we’d bribed our students with $25

Money didn't motivate Chinese students at the top of the pack

Meadowbrook High School students entering the school’s Colt College center, where they can take tuition-free college courses without leaving the campus.

Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

Cooperation among sparsely populated districts in Ohio fuels a successful push for college in a place where manufacturing jobs have disappeared

A teacher helps a student who is otherwise working independently on his laptop.

The path to personalized learning is not straight

In the shift to personalized learning, schools and districts often chart distinctly different ways

The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Public Schools entered into an agreement with a private foundation, the City of Jackson, and the Governor’s office to improve its schools.

Large Mississippi district handed over to public-private partnership

Takeover of Jackson Public Schools offers a ‘new model’ for the country

San Quentin inmate Anthony Anderson holds the essay he wrote, addressing future students in the program's English classes.

What does college look like in prison?

Educational courses in prison can lower recidivism rates

New research finds it hasn’t gotten easier for poor kids to catch up

Parental involvement and pre-K programs haven’t made a dent in the early childhood achievement gap

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

As more poor families get access to technology, their kids' screen time expands

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An exhibit at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Students around the state say education on the Civil Rights Movement is lacking in schools.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards

Students participate in morning workshops in advance of national May 1 “Day Without Immigrants” rallies, learning also about the labor rights history of May Day rallies worldwide.

A Spanish-English high school proves learning in two languages can boost graduation rates

Educators believe teaching in two languages can be key to student success

Ron Brown students filter into the room where the school holds daily school wide circles for students to talk.

A new attempt to answer an old question: Does single-sex education work?

A high school for boys of color in D.C. revives Afrocentric and single-sex schooling to close the achievement gap

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