Thursday, February 11, 2016
Schools Are Finally Starting To Embrace Integration as a Method Of Closing The Achievement Gap (Century Foundation)
Schools and states have poured millions of dollars into overhauling teacher evaluation systems, rotating staff members and collecting and analyzing data, all with the goal of helping to close the achievement gap between rich and poor students and lift the performance of struggling pupils.
But in doing so, many schools may have overlooked a proven educational innovation: school integration.
A new report from The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank, shows an increase in the number of schools that have integrated socioeconomically and argues that more schools should be following suit. The report was accompanied by another study from the organization, which outlines the evidence for why racially integrated schools boost student achievement. . .