After 150 schools closed on the island – part of an austerity plan to close up to 600 – parents serve as janitors and students face up to a two-hour round-trip by foot to get an education.
Even more encouraging, experts say: The number of African-American and Latino students graduating jumped by double digits over the past decade – 13.6 and 16.5 percentage points respectively.
Hartford, Conn., has revamped its schools to attract a rich mix of students in a voluntary desegregation program being watched across the country.
Here is some great advice from my 6th and 7th grade students.
Lawrence is seen as a model, both for academic results and the inclusive and pragmatic way it got beyond ideology to get traditional public schools, charters, nonprofits, and families to work together.
One of the most effective ways to ensure that students succeed? Give them mentors.
Greeley, Colo., offers a lens into how wide the digital divide in the US has become, how much it is contributing to a two-tiered society, and, perhaps most important, whether it can be bridged.
Sure, a degree from Harvard or Stanford can change a low-income student's future. But consider the twist in this story by Josh Kenworthy: It turns out that public education, done right, is actually better at hoisting low-income kids into high-paying jobs. – Yvonne Zipp, EqualEd Editor