Tag: Achievement Gap

Dozens of Arizona school board members to Ducey: Delay in-person school opening until October. See more state education news here

| July 14, 2020
Dozens of Arizona school board members to Ducey: Delay in-person school opening until October. See more state education news here

More than 60 school board members from districts across the state have signed onto a letter asking Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to delay the reopening of in-person schooling until October.

Ducey ordered a delay to the start of in-person lessons until Aug. 17.

“A lot of school staff are coming to us saying, ‘We’re afraid of going back to school,'” Adam Lopez Falk, a school board member in the Alhambra Unified School District, said. “Kicking it to the 17th isn’t going to do much for a lot of us.”

Save Our Schools Arizona, an education advocacy organization, joined in the calls to delay in-person class until October.

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New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

| December 17, 2015
New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

A newly released study finds Arizona students in foster care fare worse academically than their peers, even those who are considered to be at risk because of other factors,  such as poverty, language barriers and learning disabilities. The report, Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap, highlights a critical issue affecting foster children: disruptions have a devastating impact […]

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Investing in People as an Economic Growth Strategy – a link to the achievement gap

| July 30, 2014
Investing in People as an Economic Growth Strategy – a link to the achievement gap

By Jeffrey M. Lacker July 13 It might not be obvious why the president of a Federal Reserve Bank would be interested in workforce development — what does it have to do with interest rates and inflation? But workforce development is intimately related to part of the Fed’s legislative mandate, which is promoting maximum employment. […]

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