Social Justice and the Achievement Gap

Marthaa Torres, assistant principal, SFUSD

Monday, Aug 3, 2009  |  Updated 1:17 PM PDT
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Closing The Achievement Gap

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Marthaa Torres is an administrator in the San Francisco Unified School District.  She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of San Francisco’s School of Education, where she teaches a graduate course in methods for math and science teachers.  In this editorial, she expresses that there is no “silver bullet” for closing the achievement gap, but there are critical steps we can take to move us in the right direction.

Click on the links below to learn more about proposed solutions, approaches, and inspiring intiatives to help close the achievement gap:

The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University:
http://www.agi.harvard.edu/

The California Department of Education's website on closing the achievement gap:
http://www.closingtheachievementgap.org/cs/ctag/print/htdocs/home.htm

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx

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