New study: Kids who scored worst on NAEP missed the most school before the test
This analysis originally appeared at FutureEd. The results from the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress rattled the education sector, pointing to learning loss in math and reading on a national scale during the pandemic. Pundits have tied the test score declines to prolonged school closures, student mental health issues and an easing of academic...
By Phyllis W. Jordan | August 24, 2023
Analysis: When racial and gender bias is so darn obvious — 2 studies offer suggestions for real change
Education research is replete with studies that show how implicit bias can influence the success of students Black and white, male and female. But too often, the evidence of that bias and its impact is muddied by other considerations, such as income, where students live and how their families value education. Sometimes, though, the bias...
By Phyllis W. Jordan | December 14, 2020
Jordan: What LeBron James can teach us about chronic absenteeism — and what schools can do about it
Amid the fanfare over the public school that NBA star LeBron James opened last year in Akron, Ohio, came a poignant interview acknowledging a problem he faced as a student: chronic absenteeism. Moving from home to home with his mother, living across town from his school with no car or bus route to get him...
By Phyllis W. Jordan | August 5, 2019