Closing the G-A-P: Race-based Educational Achie...

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According to The Nation's Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012 by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the achievement gap is narrowing. Yet it is not happening fast enough, especially with increasing economic inequality in the U.S.

In February amid celebrating African American Heritage Month, WORLD Channel spotlights the developments underfoot in advancing education in America; the evolving race to rebuild the secondary school system and the work to close the gap in race-based achievement. With these racial (as well as socioeconomic) gaps, it is not always a question of change to our institutional system but also of our cultural and social systems. From stories of struggles and triumphs for Latino and Latina immigrants in the classroom to the differences that exist in educating young black males, WORLD Channel highlights fascinating stories exploring educational achievement in minority communities. Special programming will include P.O.V.’s American Promise, and the premiere of an all-new episode of America ReFramed to be followed by a conversation with special guests.

Closing the G-A-P: Race-based Educational Achievement

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