The Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gap Speaker Series is holding an event on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8 PM at Boston Latin School. Tim Wise will be the keynote speaker. For more information, please email or see the flyer for more … [Read more...] about Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps Speaker Series: December 8 Event
Achievement Gap entries concern any and all topics on issues that affect student performance, teaching practices and the overall effectiveness of schools.
At one school in Massachusetts, one in every three students received an out-of-school suspension last year. City on a Hill, a charter school in New Bedford, gave out-of-school suspensions to 37.9 percent of their students during the 2015-2016 school … [Read more...] about What Massachusetts school had the highest suspension rate in 2015-2016?
Two new reports from the Economic Policy Institute suggest that the economy is going more in the opposite direction from where we would prefer.On the one hand: "In recent years, corporate profits have reached record highs, and so too has the … [Read more...] about Corporate Profits Skyrocket While Black-White Wage Gaps Expand with Rising Wage Inequality
Here we go again. Another Bill Gates-funded education reform project, starting with mountains of cash and sky-high promises, is crashing to Earth. This time it’s the Empowering Effective Teachers, an educator evaluation program in Hillsborough … [Read more...] about Bill Gates spent a fortune to build it. Now a Florida school system is getting rid of it.
Special education students at a Brooklyn charter school did not get mandated services and were punished for behavior that arose from their disabilities, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday. The suit, filed on behalf of five … [Read more...] about Lawsuit Accuses Brooklyn Charter School of Failing to Provide Special Education Services
Ohio seems to have taken a page from Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average. Last month, state officials releasing an early batch of test scores declared that two-thirds of students at most grade levels were proficient on reading and … [Read more...] about Test Scores Under Common Core Show That ‘Proficient’ Varies by State
The Boston school system is failing to adequately teach thousands of students who speak limited English and provide them with rigorous coursework, nearly five years after promising the US government it would overhaul programs to comply with civil … [Read more...] about Boston schools’ language barriers persist
Late last week the School Department announced that it would be proposing a number of school closings: West Roxbury Academy, the Rogers, the Elihu Greenwood, Middle School Academy, and Community Academy. The announcement came suddenly on … [Read more...] about School Department Announces Proposed School Closures
In 2012, the chronically low-performing Lawrence school system became the first district put into state receivership under a 2010 education law that gives the state sweeping new powers over struggling schools. Will Holyoke be next? That question now … [Read more...] about Is state takeover of Holyoke schools coming?
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has been laying the groundwork for an aggressive education agenda as he begins his second term, signaling that he will seek several major changes that, atypically for a Democrat, will put him in direct conflict with … [Read more...] about Cuomo’s Education Agenda Sets Battle Lines With Teachers’ Unions