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Updated September 12, 2019
We are gifted education scholars. Here’s why we don’t think NYC should follow the school diversity group’s recommendations
Ultimately, removing gifted programs would end up hurting students of color who are ready to be challenged and deserve that opportunity, two scholars argue
July 19, 2019
Memphis schools chief looking for new ideas because ‘what we’ve been doing hasn’t been working’
Chalkbeat sat down with Superintendent Joris Ray this week to discuss an initiative on black boys and how he hopes to get more students reading on grade level.
November 14, 2018
Charter-school backers pack little-advertised Chicago hearing about new charters
Charter-school supporters packed a little-publicized hearing called Wednesday evening to gather input on proposals to open three specialized charter schools in Chicago.
September 26, 2018
Chicago SAT averages fall short of cutoff for main campuses of University of Illinois
Chicago Public School juniors scored an average of 951 on the SAT this past spring, lower than the minimum score needed to gain…
August 30, 2018
Banned from texting students, educators are urged to be ‘warm and demanding’ to make connections
Chicago educators learn about personalizing learning, and surmounting new barriers in reaching out to kids — particularly black boys.
outside the box
August 14, 2018
How one Chicago principal is leaning on data to help black boys
Test scores were rising at Fuller Elementary School when Marilyn McCottrell took over in 2016. Yet troubling trends loomed behind the numbers.
teachers of color
January 8, 2018
How diverse is the teaching force in your district? A new analysis highlights the gap between students and teachers of color
In New York City, as in districts across the country, there is a glaring disconnect between many students’ race or ethnicity and their teachers.
February 21, 2017
Denver Public Schools is identifying more students of color as highly gifted, but big disparities remain
An effort by Denver Public Schools to bring more students of color into magnet programs for the highly gifted has led to some progress, but there's a long way to go.
Student & School Performance
December 1, 2015
Report on black students finds ‘jaw-dropping’ gap between graduation rate and college readiness in Tennessee
A new report on opportunities for the nation’s African-American students lists Tennessee among the top five states for graduating its black students, but among the…
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