Teachers have a hard time getting students to show up to class, much less on time, especially in underserved communities. Now there's an app that helps educators keep kids on track, by taking a new approach to the old ritual of taking attendance.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education produced a report October 7 that paints a vivid picture of public education throughout the nation, particularly for student of color and low-income students. The report also identified promising results.
STEM-focused educational and occupational opportunities are vital for Latinos, who traditionally lag behind whites and Asians when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematical excellence.
The enforcement of dress codes, implemented under the guise of discipline and lessons on formal dress, are most likely to be implemented at low-income public schools, and female students and students of color are the most likely to be punished for infractions.
Low expectations from teachers, an absence of parental involvement and irregular access to a home computer contribute to high dropout rates and school disengagement. According to surveys, disconnection at home and in school feeds a significant achievement gap.