News: Academic Achievement

Educators Need to Deal with Reality by Facing, Analyzing, and then Changing Reality

With all of the polarized political, Pandemic, and pressurized issues and challenges facing education right now, this Blog encourages districts and schools to analyze, prioritize, strategize, and reco...

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The Blog-Year in Review: Politics and the Pandemic, SEL and MTSS, Race and Disproportionality

The 23 Project ACHIEVE Blogs written in 2021 are organized into four themes that summarize the issues and needs for education come 2022. The themes are: (a) Politics, the Common Good, and How the Past...

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Will the Controversy Over Critical Race Theory Damage Students’ Pursuit to Better Understand Cultural, Racial, and Individual Differences?

Blog analyzes students’ desires to learn and discuss the history and issues around race, racism, and educational inequity in contrast to recent legislation and policy changes, in the name of Critical...

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What Do Race, Reading, Billy Joel, and Jeopardy Have in Common with our Nation’s Students?

Blog reports the results of a focus group of high school students and how their school is not addressing their social, emotional, and mental health needs. The resulting themes addressed issues of race...

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A Setting is NOT an Intervention: It’s Where the Real Intervention Has the Highest Probability of Success

The Pandemic has altered how different settings in a school are organized, and this Blog emphasizes that where students and staff are placed is not as important as what happens once there. The Blog ap...

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How Have Districts Tried and Failed to Eliminate Disproportionate Discipline Rates for Students of Color and With Disabilities? It’s Not About the Plan, It’s About What’s IN the Plan

Blog reviews comparative study analyzing interventions in 41 districts to decrease disproportionate discipline referrals for students of color and with disabilities with 41 matched districts with low...

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