Bridging the gap to youth achievement

May 24, 2011 | 2:00 p.m. CDT
Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher made closing the achievement gap among students one of his top priorities when he joined the district 2 years ago. Four key areas of the achievement gap are: opportunity, early education, poverty and culture clash. "This is not just a school issue," Belcher said. Parents, teachers and other adults need to be involved in student lives to close this gap.

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