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While black and Hispanic students did better on the math and reading exams this year compared with 2013, the achievement gap still worsened, since white and Asian kids saw bigger increases. Families for Excellent Schools CEO Jeremiah Kittredge said the findings should shock the city Education Department into taking better steps to help struggling kids.
Dozens of public schools across the city failed to pass even a single black or Hispanic student on this year’s state math or reading exams, a new analysis shows.
Pro-charter school group Families for Excellent Schools found no black or Hispanic kids passed the standardized tests — based on the more stringent Common Core standards — at 90 schools with diverse student bodies.
Education Department spokeswoman Devora Kaye said: “We are committed to ensuring that all students, regardless of ethnicity or background, receive a high-quality education.”
The problem is that they are not involved in the education their kids receive.
Stupid children with involved parents do better than brilliant children with negligent parents.
originally posted by: grey580
Unless the student is extremely bright. It's usually the parents that make or break the student.
Over the weekend. We sat our butts down with our kids and helped them with their VPK and Kindergarden homework. And read together with them.
You have to start early otherwise it's a disaster from the beginning.