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Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers.
How to make teachers better
Special to Marketplace | Published October 4, 2010 1:20 PM
Today on Marketplace, reporter Emily Hanford has a story about new tactics being used in the effort to improve teachers and education. The piece is a special based on her documentary series Testing Teachers from American RadioWorks, the national documentary unit of American Public Media. Here, Emily shares more from her reporting and links to more information and resources.
New ideas for better teachers and schools
Education Nation seeks to engage the public, through thoughtful dialogue, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to pursue the best education in the world.
Achievement Councilís goal is to improve pre-K through
grade outcomes for urban and low-income youth so that all
students are prepared to succeed at the highest levels including
graduation from a 4 year college or university
for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Education Trust works for the high academic achievement
of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college.
Their basic tenet is: All children will learn
at high levels when they are taught at high levels.
College Begins in Kindergarten.
on accountability, assessment, school finance and standards
UP, Office of Education, Washington D.C.
for educators and parents
is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing
data that are related to education in the US and other nations
Analysis Report: Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's
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An interview with Dr. Richard Nisbett Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane | April 20, 2009
In his new book, "Intelligence and How to Get It," social psychologist RICHARD NISBETT argues that environmental factors, specifically formal education, can improve measurable intelligence. His work goes against the theory much of intelligence can be attributed to genetics ...
How (Not) to Nurture Children Forum with Michael Krasny Sep 4, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
We welcome Po Bronson for an in-studio conversation on his latest book, "NurtureShock," which upends many commonly held beliefs about how best to nurture our children. Bronson is co-author with Ashley Merryman of "NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children."
What black parents must do now ...By
AS the black parent of a teenager, I share the recently publicized
pain of some black high school parents in Shaker Heights, an affluent
suburb of Cleveland.
Distressed that their teen-aged children's grades were lagging behind
those of their white counterparts, despite having similar socioeconomic
advantages in the racially mixed school district, the black parents
organized their own investigation. ...
Mobility in Black and WhiteTalk of the Nation on NPR
31, 2008 · All parents hope that
their children will climb to the next rung of the economic ladder — but
success may depend in part on the color of their skin. Studies show
that while many white children fare better than their parents, black
children are increasingly worse off than the previous generation.
Guests: John Morton, managing director of economic policy at the
Pew Charitable Trust and Ellis Cose, contributing editor and columnist
for Newsweek; author of The Rage of a Privileged Class. ...
What It Means to Be Black in America
Critics have long decried the "hip-hop" image of pimps,
thugs and criminals that seems to define black cultural images
in the media. A new poll of black attitudes suggests a growing
number of black Americans agree.
The poll finds that a growing number of black Americans think
it's no longer appropriate to think of black people as a single
race. Many also say that weak families — not racism — is
what's keeping poor blacks down today. NPR's Juan Williams, who
was written frequently on race, reflects on the findings...
Writing About Values Boosts Grades, Shrinks Achievement GapThe surprising result, published this week in the journal Science, suggests a new way to combat the persistent achievement gap in grades, test scores and graduation rates between black and white students, according to the researchers.
"The intervention is relatively brief, but it's powerful in a lot of ways," says Geoffrey Cohen, a social psychologist at the University of Colorado.
Cohen and his colleagues followed more than 400 seventh-grade students at a suburban public school in Connecticut. ...
In the Affluent Suburbs, an Invisible
Race Gapby MICHAEL WINERIP
ACROSS America, there may be two or three dozen suburban school
districts similar to this one, towns like Evanston, Ill.; Shaker
Heights, Ohio; Arlington, Va.; White Plains. They are heavily upper
middle class, are racially mixed and feature high quality public