Reducing Wisconsin’s Achievement Gap Will Require Many Changes

October 18, 2016

Wisconsin has one of the nation's biggest disparities in student acehievment, with black students graduating at a rate of 64.1 percent, compared with 92.9 percent for white students in the 2014-’15 school year, reports The Daily Cardinal. Madeline Hafner, executive director of the Minority Student Achievement Network, says the achievement gap can be reduced with a multifaceted approach, including giving more students access to successful teachers, encouraging rigorous classes for all students, reducing stereotype threats and not holding preconceptions about what certain students can achieve.

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