The achievement gap between low income students and their more affluent peers has been well documented and can start even when students enter their first day of kindergarten. In the elementary school I taught at in Tulsa, OK, I saw students come in and perform below grade level on their kindergarten benchmark assessment at the
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a subject that’s being increasingly discussed in the education community. SEL is teaching students character skills, which most people agree are important. The challenge is, while these attributes are significant, they are often hard to objectively define and analyze to see how exactly they impact a student’s future. In
School choice advocates seemed surprised earlier this year when the NAACP called for a moratorium on new charter schools. The need for school choice, according to many advocates, such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, stems from lack of choices and underperformance of public schools for low-income students and students of color. However, a new survey
A new federal analysis of the District of Columbia’s voucher program has found that students who transferred to private schools posted similar and, in some cases, worse scores than their peers who remained in public schools. The findings appear to be the first time the Institute of Education Sciences (the research arm of the U.S.
The Kentucky House of Representatives has been busy with education policy recently. In February, they passed House Bill 151, which would allow parents the choice of sending their child to the school closest to their house (as long as it is in the district in which they reside). If approved by the Senate, H.B. 151