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ERIC Number: EJ913781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Getting a Grip on the Gaps
Scherer, Marge
Educational Leadership, v68 n3 p7 Nov 2010
From the nefarious achievement gaps, to the racial isolation in increasingly segregated schools; from the digital divide that results in kids not having access to computers, to the poverty gulf that results in kids not having homes; from boys' reading difficulties and girls' problems with math, to the disparities among rural, suburban, and urban school needs--these gaps present baffling problems. In this article, the author discusses the difficulty of closing these myriad gaps. Even though many practical and even inspiring solutions are suggested, the problems themselves sometimes seem as if they will never be conquered entirely. While one addresses one gap, another springs up. From massive infusions of money donated by successful entrepreneurs to an attitude adjustment for each person, the suggestions abound. Some people advocate looking at gaps as opportunities. Among their recommendations are providing equitable resources, high-quality education for all, intensive early literacy programs, well-planned after-school and summer programs, and social and health service coordination for families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A