Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced updated guidance to assist public elementary and secondary schools to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with the law and fulfill their obligation to provide all childrenno matter their backgroundequal access to an education.
As a teacher, I’ve seen the tremendous impact internships have on a student’s ability to see him or herself as capable of success. They can provide students deliberate exposure to role models who have used education as a vehicle for success, thus helping students see success as tangible for themselves.
"Despite the highest high school graduation rate in our history, and despite growth in student achievement over time in elementary school and middle school, student achievement at the high school level has been flat in recent years. Just as troubling, achievement gaps among ethnic groups have not narrowed.