The Answer Sheet: equity

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/21/2014

5 striking facts from new civil rights education data

Black preschoolers are suspended far more than other students.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013

How to get effective teachers in the most needy schools

The Ed Department’s agenda has faltered on expanding access that poor and language-minority kids have to great teachers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Report: Public schools more segregated now than 40 years ago

'When did test scores become the civil rights issue of our time?'

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Leave no unwealthy child behind

The relation between income and academic success cannot be comprehensively addressed through a childhood inoculation alone, the author argues.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:02 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/26/2013

The real problem in education: the 'opportunity gap'

'We have failed to build capacity or increase opportunities to learn.'

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Report: U.S. should focus on equity in education

A new report today released by a congressionally-mandated commission focuses on an issue that has not been an Obama administration priority: equity in education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/21/2011

How Teach for America sees itself

Here, from the Teach for America website, is a detailed job posting that explains a lot about how the organization sees itself in the world of school reform.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/12/2010

Study shows deep disparities in funding for schools

A new study starkly shows deep disparities in the way school districts across the country are funded, a reality that raises big questions about how effective “reforms” that don’t deal with the issue of equity can really be.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/19/2010

Ravitch: Why civil rights groups oppose the Obama agenda

Education historian Diane Ravitch looks at the Obama administration's insistence on embracing competition in federal education funding and more.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 05/28/2010

1 in 6 U.S. students in high-poverty schools

A government analysis of U.S. schools shows that one in six public school students attend high poverty schools and that the percentage of high-poverty schools has significantly increased over the past decade. There's a lot more data too.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:07 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/03/2010

Willingham: About poverty and school success

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at the relationship between poverty and school success--and doesn't like what he sees in the United States.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/31/2010

Closing the school-to-prison pipeline

By Judith Browne-Dianis. Every day, too many children in this country unnecessarily lose learning time and, too often, get criminalized for their immature actions. It's time to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. This is the civil rights challenge of our day.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)