achievement gap

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

How well-intentioned education and business leaders, backed by wealthy foundations and a success story from faraway Alaska, sold state lawmakers on a largely untested theory of change

School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

Wealthy school districts are increasingly splitting from poorer, more diverse ones, accelerating resegregation

thinking strategies

Beyond basic reading, kids can learn how to think like a good reader

Making these thinking strategies explicit has helped close achievement gaps between English learners and their peers

After years of neglect, Mississippi takes baby steps to boost school readiness

Fledgling state-funded pre-K shows strong signs of success in one southeast town, but nearly two out of three state students are still not ready for kindergarten

Fighting for Mississippi’s struggling 5-year-olds, one student at a time

As access to state pre-K lags, almost one in 10 Mississippi kindergarteners are still held back

Knowledge Map

How gaps in content knowledge hold students back

The Knowledge Map project helps districts identify content gaps and close them

Niños inmigrantes aprendieron inglés en la mitad del tiempo cuando repitieron 3.° grado

Generalmente, las políticas de repetición obligatoria no resultan efectivas. Pero este importante estudio demuestra que aplicar la repetición de grado en estudiantes de tercer grado, quienes están aprendiendo inglés (y, como resultado, apoyarlos exhaustivamente), podría resultar efectiva

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OPINION: ‘Free college’ fails to address racial and class gaps

Policy partnerships to make higher ed affordable for those with the most need

school and student data

Citywide data partnership offers new ways to serve students

Kansas City Public Schools will share student data with local nonprofits

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

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