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Local view: Educators: Mind the gap

Published 06/15/2012, Duluth News Tribune

You may have heard of the “achievement gap,” the educational disparity that exists between different groups of kindergarten through 12th-grade students. What you may not know is that Minnesota has one of the worst achievement gaps in the country. Our state’s students of color, English-language learners and students of low socioeconomic status achieve academically at rates below their white-student counterparts.

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