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The Gap is About Opportunity First, Achievement Second

“We’ve squeezed all the benefits we’re going to out of our laser-like focus on measuring outcomes.” That’s the assessment of Dr. Kevin Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, and editor of a book about closing the opportunity gap. Welner bases part of that assessment on the limited success of…

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Summer Learning Program is Back Because it Works

Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s summer learning program returned on June 12. Research shows that most of the achievement gap in reading between low-income and high-income children occurs during the summer months, when school is out. Last year, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, in collaboration with Metanoia’s Freedom School, provided literacy enrichment to 71 K-5th graders last summer at…