Summer learning loss occurs in most children who are not actively learning during the summer months. This loss of information is usually greater in children from low-income families, but experts say there are potential solutions – if political will can be found to support them.
What You Need To Know
School choice, in its broadest sense, is a simple idea: that families should be able to choose what school their children attend. Educational choice takes many forms in school districts around the United States, but two types of educational options currently dominate the political debate over school choice: charter schools and vouchers.
Early childhood education is the teaching of children from birth up to age 8. Head Start, childcare, public and private preschools as well as traditional K-2 classrooms are all examples of early childhood education providers. Access and quality of early childhood education varies from institution to institution and from state to state.
The American South long has been the poor cousin to the northern states. And the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in the region has hampered African-American efforts to become full partners in sharing the benefits that accrue to being citizens of the largest single-nation economy in the world.
Deep concern is growing in the United States that our schools are not preparing a sufficient number of students, teachers, and practitioners in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Studies have shown that a large majority of secondary school students fail to reach proficiency in math and science, and many are taught by teachers lacking adequate subject matter knowledge.
In its most basic definition, credit recovery is a way for students who have fallen behind to get back on track and obtain their high school diplomas, but what exactly is credit recovery and how much do students actually learn through credit recovery, especially online credit recovery programs?
Teacher Quality broadly defines a set of measures ensuring that employees or applicants for jobs in education fields are proficient. These measures examine whether children are learning and retaining appropriate information for their grade levels based on instruction.
The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program is a federal grant program created to help low performing schools. SIG grants offer financial incentives to improve schools and foster competition, but they also indirectly inform state and district policy by rewarding those that align programs with federal goals.