Closing the Achievement Gap or Raising the Bar for All Students?

indexIn an article from Usable Knowledgeable News at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, “Getting to Excellence With Equity,” an interview with Professor Ronald Ferguson, who has long led the call for closing achievement gaps, emphasizes the need to raise the bar for all students.  In addition to Professor Ferguson’s insights on a subject that encompasses opportunity and achievement, you can also learn about the Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University, where Professor Ronald is faculty director and an upcoming professional development institute called Closing the Achievement Gap:  Strategies for Excellence in Education (June 28–July 2, 2015).

PBS LearningMedia also offers Closing the Opportunity Gap at Neah Bay Elementary, a resource designed to help educators and families explore the characteristics of a school that’s successfully closing the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.  The interactive allows you to explore best practices and reflect on how to apply them in your community.

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