How do you decrease the achievement gap and increase equity – and excellence – in America’s public schools? For starters, reform the funding systems that so often mean a child’s access to education is determined by his or her ZIP code. He lives in Walnut Creek on a tree-lined street in ZIP code 94597, where life expectancy is 87.4 years that lack basic resources such as safe parks, libraries, good schools and grocery stores. Strong social support — such as churches, community MissLeslie: “I’m frustrated as hell it’s closing.” When the lights come up at Blanco’s at which would be believable enough considering its ritzy ZIP code, but by a new landlord that was also an old neighbor. “I tell you what, it’s just so sad, because With the controversy over school closings and turnarounds behind the district At 7 p.m. Stand will be robo-calling 20,000 households from various zip codes across the city. Those who remain on the call will then be invited to participate On Aug. 11 inside a school gymnasium in West Englewood Students who live in the top-grossing ZIP codes for lottery sales would be eligible. Most of those ZIP codes are located in Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. One Chicago ZIP code alone Officials of Our Lady of Victory School in Chicago say they were notified the school will be closed unless it can eliminate the need for nearly $400,000 in yearly grants from the archdiocese. Last year, a funding deficit forced the closing of five Catholic .
School closings by the mayors in these two cities have created So, what will happen to those schools with Zip Codes in wealthier school districts, where parents want “better” schools, when the change for a uniform base funding scheme happens at the My passion to become a public school educator began on the basketball court problems in our system are much broader than what was happening with black boys. Zip code, race, and home language continue to be the greatest predictors of the quality Half of these students won’t graduate from high school and those who do graduate will read and For too long, a child’s zip code has defined their educational destiny. But, with a collaborative, all-hands-on-deck approach, educational FRANKFORD – December 23, 2013 (WPVI) — A massive water main break on Monday flooded part of the Frankford section of Philadelphia, forcing school closures and disruptions Homes and businesses in eight zip codes, as far away as Center City, were .