Updated: Friday, 11 Jan 2013, 4:03 PM EST
Published : Friday, 11 Jan 2013, 1:53 PM EST
Connecticut has the highest achievement gap in the nation - the difference in educational performance between Connecticut’s low-income students and their peers. The gap exists in every part of our State, whether urban, suburban, or rural and is widest in CT largely because our low-income students perform in the bottom third of the nation.
Yet according to Connecticut's Council on Education Reform (CCER) the achievement gap is fixable. The Council represents business and civic leaders who support system-wide changes that will help students to overcome barriers to their learning. In fact, some schools in Connecticut are well on their way to closing their achievement gaps.
For additional information on the CCER and how you can get involved or to find the Gap in your District please visit HERE.