How can we close the achievement gap?



Session sponsored by Madison Community Foundation

Moderator: Scott Girard
Panelist: Kaleem Caire
Panelist: Angie Hicks
Panelist: Gloria Ladson-Billings
Panelist: Camara Stovall

Despite decades of debate and policy changes, the school achievement gap between white students and those of color remains persistently wide nationwide and in Madison as well. What really has to change in order for that gap to shrink? An internationally renowned researcher, an educational entrepreneur, a top administrator in the Madison School District and a classroom teacher discuss the possibilities.

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