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  • A New Year's Resolution for 2006: Closing the Achievement Gap

    1/1/06 - Donlevy, Jim

    There are still far too many poor and minority children being educated in schools with inadequate resources and poorly trained and uncertified staff. Sadly, educational results for children in such schools are significantly below those of children in better-funded schools and districts. This article reviews recent New Year's resolutions made in the Journal and calls for "Closing the Achievement Gap" as the New Year's resolution for 2006. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

  • Advocacy--Professional School Counselors Closing the Achievement Gap Through Empowerment: A Response to Hipolito-Delgado and Lee

    1/1/07 - Mitcham-Smith, Michelle

    A commentary on an article by Hipolito-Delgado and Lee that appeared in this issue of Professional School Counseling is provided. In the article, Hipolito-Delgado and Lee proposed that school counselors draw on empowerment theory to help marginalized and oppressed students. The writer discusses the potential of this empowerment framework for developing a multicultural, comprehensive school counseling program.

  • At Risk Children in Resegregated Schools: An Analysis of the Achievement Gap

    1/1/03 - Ikpa, V. W.
  • Examining Disparities in Mathematics Education: Achievement Gap or Opportunity Gap?

    1/1/07 - Flores, Alfinio

    The so-called achievement gap in mathematics is reframed as a problem of unequal opportunities to learn experienced by many low-income students and many Latino and African American students. First, data are presented showing striking and persistent differences on standardized tests among students of different ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels. Then evidence is presented demonstrating that opportunities to learn mathematics are not equally distributed among all students. Specifically...

  • Help Close the Achievement Gap

    1/1/05 - Peebles-Wilkins, Wilma

    In an editorial, the writer urges social workers to become involved in the effort to help close the achievement gap between white and minority children.

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