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Do Education Reformers Suffer From 'Achievement Gap Mania'?

Are education policymakers so focused on the poorest-performing students in the name of closing the achievement gap that the highest-performing students suffer? Two influential edu-wonks have sparred over this question in a nearly two week-long battle of blogs. You haven’t been following, you say? Don’t worry. We’ve summarized. The opening salvo came from Frederick Hess, the American […]

Indiana Schools Struggle To Teach Latino Students

Chris Hondros/Getty Images   Along Indiana Highway 6 as it passes through Ligonier you’ll notice a downtown that looks very different than it did ten years ago.  Once-abandoned store fronts now advertise weekly sales and daily lunch specials.  Another difference? All the signs are in Spanish. Ligonier is experiencing a revitalization because of an influx […]

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