achievement gap

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While 28 states across the country saw the gap between their black and white student graduation rates narrow, Wisconsin's grew.

According to preliminary date released by the U.S. Department of Education, the gap between the number of African American students who graduate from high school in four years compared to their white peers is the worst in the country.


On Wednesday, a committee of educators will meet in Madison to begin looking for ways to close achievement gaps.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the “nation’s report card,” was released Thursday.