Minority students make big gains on NAEP but gaps remain

Minority students have made significant gains over the past four decades in both math and reading, according to the 2012 long-term NAEP results. While most white students made significant gains as well, achievement gaps narrowed considerably since minority students made much larger gains than their white peers. However, large achievement gaps still remain.   Reading Results 9 Year olds

Spending Surge on ‘Non-Instructional’ Staff?

The recent Milton Friedman Foundation report makes it sound like school districts are wasting taxpayer money on central office staff that have nothing to do with classroom instruction. They do provide data to back up their claim, but if you dive deeper into the same data you see a much different picture. The report finds