Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Report: When/why progress in closing achievement gap stalled

"These areas are important, the report says, because student achievement is related to family, demographic and environmental factors."

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The authors discuss various issues that could help explain why progress stopped, including some sensitive ones such as inadequate care in early childhood, the decline of communities and neighborhoods, the explosion of single-parent families, the employment plight of black males and stalled intergenerational mobility out of seriously disadvantaged neighborhoods.

These areas are important, the report says, because student achievement is related to family, demographic and environmental factors.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/equity/the-achievement-gap-when-progr.html#more

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