What’s Working in Education

Here are three articles from June that highlight what’s working in education.

KIPP Middle Schools Found to Spur Learning Gains
Education Week – June 22, 2010
A new report from a long-term study of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools nationwide shows significant academic gains for KIPP students. Middle school student gains in math are large enough in half the schools to significantly narrow race- and income-based achievement gaps among students.

View the Mathematica press release and report.

Candidates Take Notice: Charter Schools Succeed
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle – June 20, 2010
A local Wyoming paper returns to New Orleans’ own Sci Academy to highlight the schools impressive 2010 test scores.

When “City Connects” Helps the Whole Child, Achievement Gaps Shrink
Public School Insights – June 18, 2010
A low cost, innovative program is making a big difference for children in Boston elementary schools by ensuring that already existing services actually reach students previously under-served. The program’s impact on growth in student academic achievement (across grades 1 to 5) was on average approximately three times the harmful impact of poverty.