achievement gap

The U.S. Is Letting Poor Kids Fall Further and Further Behind in Reading

Poor Kids Continue to Fall Behind Academically

by Slate   Jul 22, 2015

Fourth grade is considered a crucial benchmark for reading, because by that age kids are mostly done with formal reading instruction and have moved... Read More

Will the New SAT Boost College Prospects for Black Students?

Will Black Students Improve Their SAT Scores? (And Does it Matter?)

by The Root   Mar 19, 2014

Will the change to the SAT help or harm Black students? Throughout the history of the SAT and ACT, Black students’ average scores have... Read More

This Is What Could Close The Achievement Gap Among Young Kids, Study Says

Closing the Preschool Achievement Gap

by Huffington Post   Jan 08, 2014

Just a few years of high-quality early childhood education could close the academic achievement gap between low-income and affluent students, a new study suggests.... Read More

The graduating class of Livingston High School prepares for commencement June 3, 2008, in New Orleans.

The "Acting White Theory" Doesn't Add Up

by The Root   Jan 30, 2013

Do Black students purposefully underachieve because they attribute being smart to “acting White”? For more than a decade, academics, policymakers and cultural critics have... Read More

Experts explain that poor teachers and barriers to resources fuel an academic achievement gap.

What’s Stopping Black Students’ Success?

by The Root   Jan 03, 2013

In an effort to improve educational offerings, some school districts across the country have taken up President Obama on his recent efforts to spur... Read More

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor

American Education: Still Separate, Still Unequal

by Dawn A. Davis   Aug 07, 2012

It’s not good news. The United States educational system is stacked against African-American and Latino students. The data speaks for itself. “Gaps in achievement... Read More