Stamford Advocate: Achievement Gap More Than a Black and White Issue

January 18, 2011 • In The News

By Maggie Gordon

The achievement gap between low-income and non-low-income students in Connecticut is the largest in the nation, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics…

‘The fascinating thing here is that when you look at low-income kids in Connecticut, we oftentimes are in the bottom one-third of states…’ said Shana Kennedy, co-executive director of the Connecticut Commission on Educational Achievement…

‘Connecticut’s overall performance is pretty impressive; we tend to be in the top five overall, and I think for a long time we were able to hide behind that,’ Kennedy said.

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