On Education


July 2008


Closing the Achievement Gap

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There's a good deal of confusion about what it means to close the achievement gap in education. There's the question of what is being measured. Is it the difference in average standardized test scores? Is it grade-point averages? Is it dropout rates? Is it graduation rates? And there's the ...

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education
race

Food Costs Driving Up School Meal Prices

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From California to Maine, school cafeterias are struggling to keep up with rising food prices. That's more bad news for cash-strapped families who may have to pay more for school meals this fall. According to the School Nutrition Association, 75 percent of school nutrition directors who responded ...

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public schools