New research from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) reveals how four schools in Northern California are succeeding in breaking the achievement gap for students of color and low-income students. SCOPE released their research: a cross-case analysis, a technical report, a research and policy brief and an interactive online tool for educators, […]
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New research shows effectiveness of student-centered learning approaches in closing the opportunity g...
Since the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) there has been more testing and greater consequences for poor results. Despite these efforts to close the achievement gap, Linda Darling-Hammond notes that “U.S. performance on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) declined in every subject area between 2000 and 2012—the years in which these […]
The data for the 2012 high school class find that the number of students earning a diploma has exceeded 80%. Furthermore, U.S. graduation rates have risen by 7 percentage points and Latinos and African-Americans have made higher rates of improvement. Despite this improvement, three-quarters of a million students failed to graduate from high school in […]
The increasing amount of technical-related careers has placed a high demand on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) schools, but how effective is this specialized approach? In an article in the Journal of Educational Research, Michael Hansen, a researcher at the American Institutes for Research, found that students in NC STEM schools were more likely to […]