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Promoting self-esteem among African-American girls through racial, cultural connections

For African-American students, data, alongside societal attitudes and stereotypes, often present a negative picture: a wide academic achievement gap separating them from their white peers. Higher rates of discipline and absenteeism. Discrimination by other students, teachers and the larger community. Show More Summary

'Arm Vaginas' Are the Latest Thing Women Are Supposed to Feel Insecure About

Post by Kathleen Wong. Thigh gaps, stomach rolls, having cellulite -- the list of things women have to worry about in order to achieve society's standard of beauty is long, disheartening, and basically impossible. Oh, and it's also apparently ever-growing. Show More Summary

Study affirms new strategies for reducing achievement gap

Successful implementation of preschool to 3rd grade programs yields benefits in increasing school readiness, improving attendance, and strengthening parental involvement in school education—strategies that can close the achievement gap for children at risk, according to a new University of Minnesota study.

Another 217-year wait for equal pay

INTERNATIONAL - Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research says, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade. Women are paid and achieve just more than half...Show More Summary

It’s going to take more than 200 years to close the workplace equality gap. Here’s why it’s getting worse.

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It may take women around the world more than two centuries to achieve workplace equality, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Since 2006, the organization has tried to figure out whether the world is becoming more or less equal for women. This year, for the first time, it says things are […]

It will now take 100 years to reach gender equality

The gender gap is actually getting wider; the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates it’s going to take a century for women to achieve equality in political empowerment, economic participation, health, and education. In its latest Global...Show More Summary

One factor that may help schools close racial achievement gap

(Ohio State University) A study of one Texas school district reveals one of the best evidence-based ways ever found to close the educational achievement gap between black and white students. The research found that teachers' sense of...Show More Summary

Why is San Francisco the state’s worst county for black student achievement?

The problem in San Francisco may be severe, but it’s not unique. Huge gaps between black kids’ scores and those of their white peers have existed in California for decades. And average reading test scores statewide show the problem persists, even as districts make progress narrowing the achievement gap between Latino and white students.

Solutions To Close The YouTube Value Gap

Here Jason Peterson offers up recommendations on how copyright owners and platforms supported through advertising can come together in a common goal closing the market gap and achieving market equilibrium. ________________________ Guest post by Jason Peterson, Chairman – GoDigital Media Group, CEO Cinq Music, CEO VidaPrimo Summary: Advertising supported platforms...

Education inequalities at the school starting gate: Gaps, trends, and strategies to address them

As economic inequities in the United States endure and, in some instances, grow, and the large achievement gaps they help drive persist, calls for policy strategies to address these gaps increase as well. It is increasingly apparent that performance gaps take root in the earliest years of children’s lives and do not vanish. Show More Summary

Reducing and averting achievement gaps: Key findings from the report ‘Education inequalities at the school starting gate’ and comprehensive strategies to mitigate early skills gaps

This brief summarizes key findings from the report “Education Inequalities at the School Starting Gate,” which shows that persistently large achievement gaps persist between high-social-class and low-social-class children. It also looks closely at interventions at the school and community levels that can help mitigate these gaps.

Mend the Gap Between Rich and Poor in School Achievement

The more rigid and authoritarian the school program is, the greater is the achievement gap between rich and poor. The more trusting and empowering it is, the smaller is the gap.

Wage gap between blacks and whites is larger today than it was 40 years ago

It’s near impossible for black Americans to achieve parity with their white counterparts in the labor market, according to two new studies which show that they are underpaid and discriminated against throughout the hiring process. Earlier in September, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco reported that the wage gap between black and white Americans is increasing, […]

Mend the Gap--Between Rich & Poor in School Achievement

The more rigid and authoritarian the school program is, the greater is the achievement gap between rich and poor. The more trusting and empowering it is, the smaller is the gap.

ACT Scores and Achievement Gaps

The Washington Post has a story on ACT scores: New results from the nation’s most widely used college admission test highlight in detailed fashion the persistent achievement gaps between students who face disadvantages and those who don’t. Scores from the ACT show that just 9 percent of students in the class of 2017 who came […]

‘We didn’t know it was this bad’: New ACT scores show huge achievement gaps

Admission test scores for class of 2017 reveal stark divides in college readiness.

Wines bridge sweet-savory gap to accompany fig- and cheese-stuffed chicken

Achieving a good balance of sweet and savory in any dish is challenging. This recipe meets the challenge, and here are three wines — from Greece, Italy and Spain — that will either bridge the sweet-savory gap or call out the dish's most intriguing qualities. MAKE THIS Fig- and cheese-stuffed chicken...

Stop Worry About the Achievement Gap

“Closing the Achievement Gap” is a term and movement that has been around for a while. Born out of good intentions, it’s essentially a recognition that we need to attend to students with lower grades. Fair enough. And yet I see thisShow More Summary

How MasterCard’s “Data Philanthropy” Program Is Tackling The Global Financial Information Gap

The payments company is open-sourcing its transaction data to help nonprofits, governments, and private companies understand how to achieve great financial inclusion in the developing world. The whole idea of corporate philanthropy is...Show More Summary

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