Black lives can’t matter if black minds don’t

A recent report by The Education Trust – West, called Black Minds Matter, calls out the problem California is having with graduating black students who are ready for college or a career after high school. That organization’s executive director, Ryan Smith, writes in Ed Week about the issue: Among California’s many racial and ethnic groups, Black …

Data empowers parents and their students

How can parents help keep their students on track without good information about how they are doing in school? That’s the question Gwen Samuel answers in this post republished from CT News Junkie. She argues for keeping annual testing that helps systems leaders and community members stay on the same page with student progress, and to …