Monthly Archives: August 2011

In the News: A Clipping Service – August 29, 2011

In this edition of In the News: Debating Reforms Louisiana News National Education Stories ACT Scores Rising Slowly Miller-McCoy in the Spotlight Other Local News Debating Reforms The School Reform Deniers Reuters – August 21, 2011 After years of studying the school reform debate, Steven Brill has published a new book, Class Warfare: Inside the […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – August 15, 2011

In this edition of In the News: Politics and Education Local News Around Louisiana Looking at Charter Management Organizations National Education Studies Politics and Education Louisiana Education Leaders Need to Step Up The Times-Picayune – August 10, 2011 Louisiana’s movement toward charter schools, test-driven accountability and performance-based teacher evaluations is being challenged by teacher unions, […]

In the News: A Clipping Service – August 8, 2011

Closing the Gap New Orleans Public School Achievement Gap is Narrowing The Times-Picayune – August 7, 2011 Black students in New Orleans performed better than black students statewide. New Orleans’ poor students and students with disabilities are also rapidly closing the performance gap compared to state performance. The numbers include all students in any OPSB or […]

Closing the Gap

New Orleans students are closing the achievement gap! Some of the most persistent achievement gaps in New Orleans – between black and white, the poor and the well-off, those with and without special needs – are shrinking, and at a pace that is much faster than ever before. This year, for the first time since […]