Mind the (achievement) gap

What's causing academic performance by Black and Latino students to lag the rest of California? Can, and should, something be done about it. All this week Russlyn Ali, executive director of Education Trust-West, will debate Richard Rothstein, author of Class and Schools, on the achievement gap.

November 29, 2007

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The language gap

Today, Ali and Rothstein discuss ways to educate students who aren't fluent in English. Previously, they debated devoting resources to closing the achievement gap, the No Child Left Behind Act and reasons for lagging minority performance. Tomorrow, they'll discuss policies to boost students' achievement.

November 28, 2007

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WhatÂ’s causing the gap?

Today, Rothstein and Ali look for causes of the achievement gap. Previously, they debated whether it's worth trying to close the gap and assessed the value of the No Child Left Behind Act. Later in the week, they'll discuss reforms to boost students' performance and more.

November 27, 2007

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No Child to the rescue?

Today, Ali and Rothstein assess the value of No Child Left Behind. Yesterday, they debated whether it's worth trying to close the achievement gap. Later in the week, they'll discuss reasons for lagging minority achievement, reforms to boost students' performance and more.

November 26, 2007

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Mind the (achievement) gap

Today, Rothstein and Ali assess whether we're paying too much attention to the achievement gap. Later in the week, they will debate the No Child Left Behind law, reasons for lagging minority achievement, reforms to boost students' performance and more.

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