CEHD's research and outreach in literacy, early childhood education and teacher preparation uniquely positions the College as a leader in the effort to close the achievement gap. Read about our progress in the articles below.
One of the biggest challenges in math education today is closing the achievement gap, especially given the complexities of a diverse population in the U.S. school system. In particular, many students have difficulty solving word problems. Although students may have learned to find answers when solving problems, there is evidence from state, national and international [...]
Minnesota, long known of its high quality educational system from kindergarten through college, now has one of the nation’s widest achievement gaps—the term used to describe the difference in academic performance between groups by ethnicity. It’s a problem that spells trouble for the state’s future, from the employment, health, and wellbeing of individuals to projected [...]
Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis is a classic, three-story red-brick school that opened in 1923. Then it served a mostly Scandinavian-heritage neighborhood on the south side of the city. Today, it is the district’s most diverse high school.
Carmen and Jim Campbell have had the achievement gap on their radar for a long time. Carmen Campbell, B.S. ’64, taught kindergarten in Minneapolis for 11 years. Despite her training, she says, “I was unprepared to work in our urban setting. I learned as I went, and I took every opportunity I could for professional [...]
Closing the achievement gap in Minnesota is an important priority. The University of Minnesota’s CEHD (College of Education and Human Development) is bringing a research focus to the conversation about closing Minnesota’s achievement gap through our Policy Breakfast Series. Five policy breakfasts held over the next 18 months will examine a variety of aspects that affect [...]