Brief- Closing The Achievement Gap: Four States’ Efforts (Education Commission of the States)

 “This brief highlights the efforts of four states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington and Wisconsin— to reduce their achievement gaps through state-level task forces or commissions and other legislative action. These four states historically boast average or strong academic achievement levels, but all are facing achievement gaps, some of them significant.” Common themes between states include; professional development for teachers and administrators, creating programs to recruit and retain teachers of color, assisting English language learners, expanding early childhood education programs and exploring alternative disciplinary actions to suspensions or expulsions.

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