Achievement Gap

Democrats’ hope to beat Walker is former teacher

Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools …

Business

Educational tracking creates artificial inequalities among students

Lausanne, Switzerland - In a series of studies, social psychologists show that educational tracking - grouping students based on their achievement …

Socioeconomics

State's Superintendents Schooled On Emotional Intelligence At Annual Back-To-School Meeting

Superintendents from across the state got a lesson in emotional intelligence Wednesday at their annual back-to-school meeting, along with …

Emotional Intelligence

Walters: California wages info-war to remain ignorant on education

Knowledge, it’s been said, is power. The more you learn about something that affects you, the more you can influence that something.<p>It’s especially …

Education

Florida education news: Teacher pay, birthday treats, water supply and more

<b>TEACHER PAY:</b>-Pasco County School Board members said they want to look for money in the district budget to give employees raises. So far, they've …

Florida

ACROSS AMERICA: OP-ED: We Have to Get Real about the Achievement Gap between Black and White Students

Our nation’s graduation rate is at an all-time high. The national figure shows 84 percent of young people, overall, graduating from high school …

African-American News

D204 board puts deferred maintenance work, more mental health staff among the top priorities for coming school year

Indian Prairie District 204 will continue to “chip-away” at a list of projects deemed priorities by the community.<p>School administrators this week outlined for the school board a plan to tackle the ideas suggested by the public at a series of community talks last year.<p>An advisory group of parent …

Mental Health

Adult-Child Conversations Strengthen Language Regions of Developing Brain

Researchers report the greater conversational turn taking between adults and children, the stronger the connections are between the Wernicke's area …

Neuroscience

Strategy, Culture Keys to Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse, Middle-Income Schools

Conversations around closing achievement gaps often focus on students in high-poverty, majority-minority schools, but a new report suggests …

Education

National Nonprofit Forms New Partnership with Alabama Schools

BELL-powered programs helped nearly 1,400 K-8 Alabama students prevent summer learning loss and improve school preparedness<p>A new partnership with …

Education

The invisible signs to look for on the first day of school

Last week, when many students were beginning the new academic year in some public schools in the United States, my family and I took a cruise to …

Education

City has bigger racial problems than the name of Faneuil Hall

If you call for a boycott of a storied Boston landmark and it is still packed every day, is that a successful protest?<p>That might be the question …

Boston

Colorado School District Eliminates Mondays, Goes To Four-Day School Week

In a bold move, a Colorado school district gets rid of school on Mondays to save money.<p>As of August, District 27J in Colorado will no longer have …

News (U.S.)

'It's not just a challenge for Oak Park': Lake Theatre packed for screening of Starz series on OPRF

Hundreds of Oak Parkers were treated Monday night to a special screening of the Starz series “America to Me,” which will officially be released later this month.<p>The documentary, which was filmed at Oak Park and River Forest High School during the 2015-16 school year, follows 12 students as they …

School Administration

Youngest Elected Black Republican in Connecticut History Talks Education, Race and His Faith

Rarely does the election for a local board of education make national news. Yet, last November, a surprise victory thrust Ed Ford Jr. and his friend …

Conservative View

Back to School and Up to Speed

<i>Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.</i><p>STEMming the tide of summer learning loss<p>Kids are heading back to class for …

Education

We can no longer afford to whitewash our history | The Star

The first Indigenous person I met was in university. She lived in my residence and was quite open to sharing stories about her life on the East Coast …

First Nations

State to give school districts report cards this week

School districts across Texas will receive letter grades this week under a new rating system that has public school officials grumbling.<p>The Austin …

News (U.S.)

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool

Palo Alto, California<p>Most parents do not have to be convinced that early literacy is important. Reading, singing, and talking to children before they can read themselves helps pave the way for curiosity, empathy and, hopefully, a lifelong love of reading.<p>But what about math? Deborah Stipek, a …

Education

AFRE Brings Healing to Education for Black Students

Oakland has long been the birthplace of justice movements. Our collective essence is one of resistance to injustice and persistence in the face of …

Black Students

Eversource supports YMCA's Power Scholars Academy

​Power Scholars Academy is a summer program that expands learning time, improving the academic achievements, self-confidence and more<p>The YMCA of …

Students

The challenges of early ed, a Near South Side divide, Arne everywhere

<i>We’re Cassie Walker Burke, Adeshina Emmanuel, and intern Elaine Chen, and we’re rounding up Chicago public education news for the week. Please send</i> …

Students

Rise & Shine: Pueblo 60 voters will decide on a tax increase of their own

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox, or forward to a friend who cares about …

Education

LeBron James Is Schooling Us on What Education Reform Got Wrong

National headlines offering hope about the state of American education this year have been few and far between. Until last week when LeBron James …

Education

School Officials: SAT Scores A Sign of a Coming Turnaround

When James Thompson became superintendent of schools in Bloomfield in 2011, student scores on standardized tests were among the lowest in the …

Education

Boys and Girls Club finds new site for Rosebud students

Rosebud recently had its tribal election in Rosebud. The DJ on 96.1 KILI Radio had updated listeners on primary vote totals.<p>"Upper Cut Meat has 13 …

Business

5 inspirational youth you should follow this #YouthDay 

Youth are the engine of change. Empowering them and providing them with the right opportunities can create an endless array of possibilities. But …

Female Genital Mutilation

How to lead in times of change

Change is inevitable. So often, we encounter rapid change taking place in multiple areas of our lives simultaneously. For many of us, change is the name of the game at work. Most of our organizations have embraced concepts like continuous improvement and efficiency. They have accepted the challenge …

Entrepreneurship

What price liberty?

My colleague sat, head in hands, despairing. For nearly a decade her daughter has eaten breakfast every morning with her father. He cooks, they eat …

Education

School summer holidays should be shorter

YOU return from work on a muggy August evening. Your unwashed teenage son is on the sofa playing Fortnite, as he has been doing for the past eight …

American Cities