Article: Let’s Stop Talking About The ’30 Million Word Gap’

[This has been gospel for years in the education community. Let’s make sure the scientific community has the resources to replicate studies. Let’s make sure that evidence is employed by educators to increase opportunities as opposed to limiting students right out of the gate.] Let’s Stop Talking About The ’30 Million Word Gap’ Did you…

Article: Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

[A new study shows that outcomes for black boys are significantly worse than for white boys even when controlling for income. Though girls make less money (the gender pay gap is real), the difference between white and black girls when controlling for income is not so stark. What seems to make a difference? Neighborhoods where…

Article: What Do We Think White Poverty Looks Like?

[When I first started working with students I served with AmeriCorps which meant that I earned a stipend and was eligible for SNAP (or food stamps). I received¬†$195 per month, much more than this author’s measly $16. Instead of seeing myself as poor, I spent the time on SNAP and receiving the stipend marveling at…