(Washington, D.C.) - According to a report released today by The Education Trust, high school requirements in many states are not sufficiently rigorous to prepare students for success in either college or the workplace. The study, Ticket to Nowhere: The Gap Between Leaving High School and Entering College and High-Performance Jobs, documents significant gaps between the course and testing requirements for high school graduation and those for admission and placement in college.
(Washington, D.C.) In a December 1 letter, Kati Haycock, director of The Education Trust, invited 15 national education leaders to join in a national effort to ensure that low-income and minority students have teachers who are at least as qualified, experienced and effective as the teachers teaching other students.
"No matter how you cut the data-certified vs. uncertified teachers, out- vs. in-field teaching, high scores vs. low scores on licensure exams, or experienced vs.
(Washington, D.C.) A report released today by The Education Trust decries the fact that many states grant teaching licenses without requiring that individuals demonstrate knowledge of the subject area that they intend to teach.
(Washington, D.C.)- Two documents released today by The Education Trust make it clear that the achievement gap that separates low-income students from other students can be closed if low-income students receive high level instruction.
The second document reports the results of a national survey of high-poverty schools that are either high performing or have made significant academic gains.
NAEP Reading Results for the States: Picture for Children of Color has Dimmed
(Washington, D.C.) The achievement gap between African American and White students grew in 16 states between 1992 and 1998. The gap between Hispanic and White students grew in 9 states over the same period of time. This according to the state-by-state reading scores of 4th graders on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released today by the U.S. Department of Education.