Monthly Archives: October 2017

I’m a Black man teaching 1st graders in DC. I want them to believe anything is possible

This is part of a series of first-person pieces written by Black men in teaching talking about their educational  journeys and the importance of making all of our classrooms–in big cities and small towns–more representative and more responsive to the needs of our students. Recent research has reinforced how important it is for schools—especially elementary schools–to aggressively recruit and support… Read more →

Higher SAT scores no cause for celebration–fewer than half of test-takers are college ready

SAT scores are way up this year, the College Board reported this week. And that might be cause for celebration, if you wanted to ignore these three facts. The test is easier than it was a year ago. The achievement gap between students of different races and parental education levels is just as entrenched as ever. And fewer than half… Read more →

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