Achievement gaps among children of different racial and economic groups are a common problem in Indiana and across the nation. The causes of achievement gaps are many and the consequences affect children’s long-term outcomes in work and life satisfaction.
The barriers to closing achievement and opportunity gaps are complex. Yet, every youth worker, school or community program that serves young people can make a difference to advance equity and reduce achievement gaps. To truly address the issues, schools and community organizations must:
- use data to guide work and critical discussions of the core issues;
- connect youth to services that enable mobility; and
- focus on excellence in each activity and program.
Join us for this presentation to learn how this multi-faceted approach can help address the complexities of the achievement gap.