Tag Archives: achievement gap

Talking Pineapples and Test Bashing

This past weekend, I read with great annoyance of the so-called Pineapple-gate” and the resulting weeklong standardized test-bashing echo chamber. Critics were calling for the trashing of the recent 8th grade ELA exam because of a nonsensical passage and questions … Continue reading

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Black Boys and The Achievement Gap

Recent studies of black boys and academic achievement have caught my attention. First was Yes We Can, The Schott Foundation 50 State Report on Black Males and Public Education. Then there was “A Call for Change,” a report by the … Continue reading

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