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Baltimore City Public Schools students who participated in summer academic program from Young Audiences avoided summer learning loss
Low-income Baltimore City Public Schools students who participated in a new arts-related summer academic program from Young Audiences avoided summer learning loss and, in many cases, gained ground on their national peers in standardized testing, according to evaluations released Tuesday. The new findings showed potentially groundbreaking progress in tackling summer learning loss, a chronic challenge facing public schools.
The majority of students move up a grade each fall. However, some students may not be ready to move on to the next grade come the end of the school year.
Students across the country are increasingly failing a new type of standardized test.
Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based think tank.
I recently attended my grandson Austin Ragland’s graduation from pre-school in Buford, Ga. Yes, you read correctly – pre-school.
I have a confession to make. Never once in the nine years I have written Education Matters has this column touched on the unique academic needs and challenges of grade school students in the juvenile justice system.
This week the Special Education series offers an overview of Occupational Therapy and how these services may improve your child’s life in and outside the classroom.
In my work as a special education student advocate, I have participated in dozens of Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting. Nearly all the students were offered occupational therapy as part of their remedial services plan.
Recently, as I waited in line at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, my eyes drifted to a sample license plate on the wall that said "Education Begins At Home."
Summer break is here for many students and their teachers across the country. Kids are off to camps, vacations with the grandparents or just time lounging around the house.
Education Matters continues the series on special education. This week focuses on treatment options for ADHD. Parents and guardian should be aware that their child’s teacher or guidance counselor will often be the first to raise concerns a student is ADHD.
Education Matters continues the series on special education.
Symptoms of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
Education Matters began a series of articles on special education with a list of some signs and symptoms of learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and ADHD.
Each April, the Month of the Military Child, the US Department of Education (ED) brings attention to the academic needs and challenges faced by children of active service members.
Engineering contest brings out best in students
This week Education Matters highlights an extraordinary STEM achievement by a group of middle school girls.
This school year, Maryland implemented higher standards for student learning in all schools across the state.
What does a wrench, pencil, fork, ruler and a light bulb have in common?
Know a parent who deserves statewide recognition for his or her work to improve public education? Nominate him or her today!
It’s no secret our country’s public schools are failing to educate many of our most promising students.