The Persistent Achievement Gap

Persistent Racial Gap Seen in Students’ Test Scores (NYTimes)

Despite NCLB, the gap isn’t narrowing across the board, but:

“Where we see the gap narrowing, that’s because there’s been an emphasis on supplemental education, on after-school programs that encourage students to read more and do more math problems,” Dr. Hrabowski said. “Where there are programs that encourage that additional work, students of color do the work and their performance improves and the gap narrows.”

Yup – that’s your job, those of you working with Breakthrough this summer.

(Hat tip to Julia Clark via FB.)

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