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Gifted classes may not help talented students move ahead faster

Hechinger Report - April 15, 2019 2935

One of the big justifications for gifted-and-talented education is that high achieving kids need more advanced material so that they’re not bored and actually learn something during the school day. Their academic needs cannot be met in a general education class, advocates say. But a large survey of 2,000 elementary schools in three states found […]


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OPINION: How do we ensure that charter schools don’t exacerbate segregation?

Hechinger Report - April 14, 2019 2921

Underscoring just how segregated our public education system remains some 65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, New York City’s most selective public high school made headlines — and not the good kind — when it announced that it offered seven of 900 available slots for the Class of 2023 to black students. The […]


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New Toolkit Shares Best Practices for Achieving Success in Youth-Centered Digital Learning

DML Central - April 08, 2019 2554

Researchers at the Connected Learning Lab of University of California, Irvine (June Ahn) and New York University (Rafi Santo, Juan Pablo Sarmiento) are excited to announce the launch of “Reclaiming Digital Futures,” a free report and associated website for youth organizations to use as they integrate digital learning into their programming and practices. In Reclaiming... Read more »