The Decade's Most Unexpected Headline: “Efforts To Close Student Achievement Gaps Ineffective”
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From WTOP near Washington D.C.:

Report: Montgomery Co. efforts to close student achievement gaps ineffective

Melissa Howell

December 31, 2019, 6:59 AM

While more than half of Montgomery County, Maryland, students are black and Latino, many attend schools that lack in resources, according to a report released in December by the Office of Legislative Oversight.

The report also shows that many of those schools have a high percentage of students from impoverished families. The report states that the consensus among researchers is that higher-poverty schools tend to yield lower-levels of academic performance, especially among students of color and low-income students.

The findings highlight ineffective efforts to close achievement gaps since the last report was released in 2015.

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