Posts tagged Achievement Gap

  • Catania says empowering parents is key to improving schools

    DC Councilmember David Catania answered questions Monday night from Greater Greater Education contributors and readers. In the course of a wide-ranging discussion, he called for empowering parents, improving middle school options, and generally addressing DC’s education issues with a fierce sense of urgency. Drawing on an impressive fund of knowledge acquired…  Keep reading…

  • Can we close the gap in Montgomery’s schools?

    As Montgomery County’s public schools grow more diverse, the achievement gap between rich and poor students, and the schools they attend, grows wider. In response, a new group of parents, neighbors, and community leaders has come together to fight for a more equitable school system. Montgomery County Public Schools is one of the best school systems in the nation. But the isolation…  Keep reading…

  • DC CAS results show progress

    The DC CAS results have been delivered with as much fanfare as the royal baby. The news is indeed good, but there’s still a long way to go. Tweets have been flying and school officials crowing: this year’s DC CAS results show undeniable progress. DCPS students have reached their highest proficiency levels since testing began in 2007. And DC charter schools made their…  Keep reading…

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