Fla. district seeks to close African-American students' achievement gap

09/22/2013 | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

A Florida school district has unveiled a program, called Bridging the Gap, intended to help improve the achievement of African-American students, about 19% of the enrollment. Under the program, African-American students will be monitored more closely, encouraged to join after-school and summer programs and paired with mentors. Educators also will meet with their parents or guardians and work on "culturally responsive" teaching.

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