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Minnesota schools pose a dilemma: Our students post the highest scores on national tests, but our state also has one of the widest achievement gaps between white and minority students. Below is information on the issues affecting efforts to close the gap.
Diane Ravitch, one of the nation's leading education analysts, exposes the flaws in Davis Guggenheim's movie, "Not Waiting for Superman."
An analysis of the latest education "reform" groups (PDF, 7 pgs., 888KB).
From the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (PDF, 45 pgs., 192KB).
The National Council of State Legislatures finds that early education not only helps close the achievement gap but also spurs economic development.
Access the ground-breaking research by Arthur Rolnick, former senior VP and research director, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank.
Few Americans understand the "literacy gap" that disproportionately affects children from low-income homes (PDF, 2 pgs., 236KB).
Information courtesy of Minnesota 2020. (PDF, 350 pgs., 2.69MB)
Vanderbilt University provides the results of the first scientific study of performance pay ever conducted in the United States.
The new Baltimore contract will provide the chance to earn considerable pay increases while tying evaluations to student performance.
Creating a teacher evaluation system that works for California. Stanford University report (PDF, 56 pgs., 1.07MB)
Stanford University report (PDF, 32 pgs., 650KB).
A Penn State University study of the latest research.
Find out what's happening in Finland, China and Japan (PDF, 259 pgs., 2.07MB).
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education calls for a demanding, clinically based approach (PDF, 40 pgs., 2.56MB).
Can teachers be evaluated by their students' test scores? Should they be? NYU economist gives low grades to value-added teacher assessments.
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