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Sadowski, Michael – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Girls have been posting higher reading scores than boys for decades, but other trends suggest they may also have surpassed boys in overall academic performance. Girls have higher high school grade-point averages, are more widely represented as school valedictorians, and attend and graduate from college in greater numbers than boys. All this has…
Descriptors: Family Income, Females, International Studies, Reading Tests
Ladner, Matthew; Lips, Dan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
A major debate among education reformers over how best to reduce the achievement gap broke out during the 2008 presidential campaign. Most advocates on both sides backed Barack Obama, but they urged him to pursue different policies. The Education Equality Project (EEP) supported a continuation of accountability and other school-focused reforms.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Choice, Demography, Educational Change