poverty

The secret to a successful Head Start program

Report identifies key practices that lead to academic success for Head Start grads

Sci Academy

Nearly all the seniors at this charter school went to college. Only 6 out of 52 finished on time

In 2012, almost all of Sci Academy’s seniors were accepted at college; seven years later, 65 percent had dropped out

racial segregation

An analysis of achievement gaps in every school in America shows that poverty is the biggest hurdle

A Stanford study finds that racial segregation matters because black and Hispanic students are concentrated in high poverty schools

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A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

In rural parts of the South, school choice has long been linked to private segregation academies opened for white families fleeing desegregation and busing. Mississippi’s first rural charter school challenges that legacy, but threatens the struggling traditional public schools most black children still attend

A school where character matters as much as academics

A Washington, D.C., charter school prioritizes students’ emotional development — and finds ways to grade them on it

College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

Eight years in, a program that helps low-income students stay on track to college is spreading — and showing results

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