There is no excuse for the perpetual achievement gaps that persist for minority students in schools today. Regardless of race, ethnicity, language, and economic background all students can succeed at high levels. Any school can close their achievement gaps regardless of the community they serve with no special help or funding.
Closing achievement gaps requires far more than the incorporation of new strategies or a greater focus on instruction; it requires a systemic effort that addresses all aspects of the schooling experience for students. The Equity Framework provides this systemic guidance; equity defined as all students receiving the individual support they need to reach a common standard.
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