Lack of Teacher Diversity Contributing to Education Attainment Gap

Lack of Teacher Diversity

Article by Richard Conklin via Education World A recently released study by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics found that economically disadvantaged black male students who had at least one black teacher in third, fourth, or fifth grade were far more likely to graduate high school. According to the study’s researchers, having a teacher of the same race during […]

Read More…

Helping At-Risk Students Stick With School

Helping At-Risk Students Stick With School

Article by Emily Deruy via theatlantic.com on February 14, 2017 The percentage of students at Washington, D.C., public schools who graduate from high school in four years is at an all-time high. But at 69 percent, the district’s graduation rate is well below the national average, which is north of 80 percent. So in a move that mirrors a […]

Read More…

The Real Story About Summer Reading

The Real Story About Summer Reading

Article by Michael Barrett via oomscholasticblog.com on May 16, 2017 Myth busted! Contrary to popular belief, a majority of kids enjoy summer reading. The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition shows that 62% of kids ages 6–17 agree that, “I really enjoy reading over the summer,” and the top reasons why are: “I just enjoy reading” and “it’s […]

Read More…

Catching Your Low Performing Students Before They Fall Through the Crack

Catching Your Low Performing Students Before They Fall Through the Crack

Article by Kimberley Moran via weareteachers.com on May 23, 2017 Let’s be honest, class sizes are growing and standards can be difficult to track. It’s become harder and harder to catch low performing students before they fall through the cracks. Teachers who know what to look for and who track their observations tend to spot at-risk students […]

Read More…