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Posted inCT Viewpoints

In Connecticut, there is no ‘achievement gap’

Before students of all colors can succeed equally in Connecticut’s public schools, we must be bluntly honest about why disparities exist. An achievement gap would exist if we gave every student equal opportunities and some children still failed to achieve. In a myriad ways, we do not give all our children the same opportunities. Nowhere is this more apparent than in school discipline policies that exclude children from the classroom.

Posted inEducation

Federal report: CT has among largest achievement gaps in graduation rates

More minority and white students in Connecticut’s public schools are graduating high school on time, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education’s research arm. But Connecticut still has among the largest achievement gaps in the nation when it comes to which students graduate high school in four years.