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The Promising Practices Network - The Promising Practices Network (PPN) provides summaries of effective programs in the "Programs that Work" section, issue briefs that summarize the current research on various topics, "Expert Perspectives" where policy experts answer questions on a variety of topics, links to additional research in areas related to child well-being, and screening of evidence-based information on effective service delivery....

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) - This college-preparatory program for underserved students is offered at more than 4,900 schools in 46 states. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change....

Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) - This is a coalition of 60 of the nationís largest urban public school systems. The Council's initiative on closing achievement gaps between student groups is currently focused on improving the academic attainment and life conditions of Black male students....

Education Trust - This Web site features individual state profiles of student performance on national and state tests, as well as detailed analysis of achievement gaps both within and across states. ...

ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education - The Student Learning and Development section of this Web site features several dozen digests, monographs and Web links on achievement-gap issues....

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - NAEPís reports on the achievement of students in geography, mathematics, reading, science and history include a breakdown of scores by studentsí gender, race or ethnicity and highest level of parental education....

National Urban League - Project Ready is a set of evidence-based standards and practical tools designed to get urban youth ready for college, work, and life. Its goal is to helps students make academic progress, benefit from cultural enrichment opportunities, and develop important skills that will aid in their transition from high school to postsecondary education....

The Minority Student Achievement Network - This is national coalition of 25 multiracial suburban school districts across the United States. It focuses on identifying and developing the means to ensure high academic achievement for students of color, specifically black and Hispanic students....

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