Boosting Kids to Success
By Closing the Achievement Gap and Supporting Communities
The “achievement gap” – a term used to refer to persistent disparities in academic performance between students of differing backgrounds – is a real and ongoing issue in our schools. The achievement gap caused by differences in socioeconomic status has stayed relatively large and unchanging over the past fifty years. This gap is often tied to future income disparities, making it even more crucial to find ways to bridge it.
In the last 50 years, there has been little-to-no progress in concretely ensuring that all kids from all backgrounds have the same opportunities to excel.