Decreasing the Education Achievement Gap


The Center for American Progress offers a range of project reports about ways states and campus efforts contribute to decreasing the “education achievement gap.” It’s interesting that none of the summaries indicate use of advanced technologies, such as Tablet PCs, UMPCs, and other mobile technologies. I’m beginning to wonder if report writers forget to include references to uses of advanced technologies in classrooms for increasing student learning rates.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.