Teacher creates program to help close achievement gaps

02/12/2009 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Pennsylvania elementary-school teacher is devoted to closing the achievement gap that exists for minority students, those living in poverty and those with disabilities, saying those students need an advocate. Two years ago, Epryl King launched the Raising Achievement in Monroeville and Pitcairn program to create equality through tutoring programs for all students and incentives for achievement for fifth- through eighth-graders -- an effort that earned her one of seven 2008 Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

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