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21st Century Skills Every Student Needs - 2017 article
The graphics and charts in this World Economic Forum article provide a clear list of skills and habits that need to be learned by students and adults.

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America's Public Schools Highly Segregated - see maps
These maps in this article show that America’s public schools are still highly segregated by race and income, with the declining share of white students typically concentrated in schools with other white students and the growing share of Latino students concentrated into low-income public schools with other students of color.

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Annenberg Institute for School Reform
From the web site: "What will it take to build an education system that provides high-quality learning and development opportunities for all of a community’s students? AISR believes that all reform efforts must be grounded in equitable access to learning opportunities for our nation’s most under served students. Schools and districts cannot do this work alone. To address persistent achievement gaps and develop sustainable education reform at scale requires the combined commitment, efforts, and investment of an entire community. " Visit the site and learn more.

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Digital Promise Research Map
One of the resources on this site is a huge library of research and ideas that anyone can use to build better programs to help young people. The site uses innovative visualizations to help people navigate the information on the site. Take a look.

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EdGap.org map shows ACT scores and poverty levels for 19 cities
From the web site: "This map is a visualization of average high-school SAT and ACT scores and median household income. Each circle on the map is a high school with at least 150 students, and the size and color of the circle give information about the average college-readiness scores at this school. The circles change from red to green and increase in size as scores go up; the blue background gets darker with increasing household income. Students are not considered college ready until they have ACT scores of about 21 or higher and/or SAT scores of about 1000 or higher."

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Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can?
Interview with Harvey Kantor, starts with "Wages are down and unions are weaker than ever, but still the myth that education can fix poverty persists." Worth listening to. Text is included.

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Education data web site - U.S. Department of Education
From the web site: "Data.ed.gov is part of the Department of Education's (ED) Open Government initiative to make high-value data sets publicly available in user-friendly, machine-readable formats. Data.ed.gov organizes, makes accessible, and highlights data from ED's diverse set of programs. It will serve as a one-stop shop for education data, allowing practitioners, researchers, and the public to access data that can inform their work in classrooms and communities across America."

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Educational Technology Not Leveling Playing Field
This article illustrates how important mentors, coaches and extra adults are to how young people use technology for learning.

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Entrepreneurship Education: Enabling Teachers
This European Commission report starts with "Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learnt. You don't have to be born an entrepreneur to run a successful business. You can become one by developing an entrepreneurial mind set and skills. As Europe needs more entrepreneurs creating jobs, it's necessary to support this type of education in all EU countries. The main objective of the European Commission is to promote entrepreneurship education and stress its importance at all levels from primary school to university and beyond." Search this web site for "Entrepreneurship Education" and find many related articles and resources.

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Facts showing racial disparities - and education gap in US
The Black Star Project web site has a wealth of statistical information, articles and other information that communities can use to build a better understanding of the challenges facing minority communities. Use this information to support your own involvement in solving this problem by providing a wider range of learning and employment resources to young people and adults in these communities.

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Importance of Location when understanding academic success of Gateway to College Students
This report, supported by the Carnegie Council of New York, is full of maps and charts that build an understanding of poverty in different parts of the US. Data is viewed at the zip code level.

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Lifelines for Poor Children - article argues for preK programs
From the web site: "This article in The New York Times on September 15, 2013 was written by James J. Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a Nobel Laureate in economics. ”

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Mass Incarceration Pushes Black Children Further Behind in School
This article in The Atlantic talks about a new 2017 study that "shows that the disproportionate imprisonment rates faced by people of color contribute to race-based inequalities in educational attainment."

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Pathways to Prosperity 2014 - The Achievement Gap
This is an annual report and conference focusing on education issues. Find more materials like this at Harvard's Usable Knowledge Portal: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/uk

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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
From the web site: "In this 2014 policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level."

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Reduction in librarians in Chicago Public Schools - article & map
This Nov. 2016 article in Chicago's Southside Weekly news shows that drastic funding cuts have led to a reduction of full time librarians in many Chicago schools, and that high poverty, high minority areas are most affected.

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Religion and Education around the World - 2016Pew report
From the report: "Large gaps in education levels persist, but all faiths are making gains – particularly among women". Browse the report. It's full of charts showing education gains in different regions among different religious groups.

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The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps
This article stated "If the United States were able to close the educational achievement gaps between native-born white children and black and Hispanic children, the U.S. economy would be 5.8 percent—or nearly $2.3 trillion—larger in 2050." Read more. Download the full PDF.

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The New Segregation - 2016 USNews report
Important to read and understand impact of school segregation in US. This quote from article " in some parts of the country schools are more segregated – and white students and students of color more isolated – than they’ve ever been." is basis for concern.

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The real challenges to building a diverse teacher workforce
Many feel that having more teachers who match the diversity of their students is one strategy to improve education outcomes for minority students. This report shows how difficult it will be to achieve this goal.

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Think of Learning as Playing a Computer Game
This link points to a short book by James Paul Gee, titled Situated Language and Learning: A Critique of Traditional Schooling. Past readers have annotated passages in the book, using Hypothes.is and offered comments in the margins. The book talks about how playing PC games is a form of learning that could be use in school and talks about the different opportunities available to affluent students and poor students.

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To&Through Project - focuses on 9th grade through college graduation
From the web site: "The To&Through Project’s mission is to close the gap between the 76% of CPS freshmen who aspire to attend college and the actual results of only 18% obtaining a 4-year college degree within 10 years, with research, data, and resources designed to give every student who aspires to earn a college degree the opportunity and support to do so." This is a project of the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute. The site has extensive data on individual Chicago Public High Schools and encourages community involvement.

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Understanding School Funding Inequities - EdBuild maps
This link points to a page with an in-depth analysis of school funding, using interactive maps that enable viewers to zoom into specific districts.

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Urban School Stigma - article
This article shows advantages of students in suburban and more affluent schools compared to students in urban, largely poverty schools. This is one statement from the article: "discrepancies in test scores indicate more about families and neighborhoods than they do about the work being done in schools. One notable study, for instance, found that the influence of family and neighborhood factors accounts for roughly 60 percent of the variance in student test scores; teachers, by contrast, account for only about 10 percent." Add this to your research when looking to understand differences in support available to kids in high poverty urban schools and those in more affluent areas.

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What's Wrong with School? 2016 article
Interesting article argues that over past 100 years public education in America has been intended to benefit corporate and government interest and no longer benefits the individual student. Read for yourself. You may need to log in to Tumblr to read.

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