Reducing the achievement gap requires a full community effort. Agencies should examine their programs for maximum impact on at-risk kids, public libraries should offer more reading programs for at-risk kids and child care for at-risk kids needs to improve and expanded. 

Sometimes social media is “unsocial media.” Social media users can send lofty ideas into cyberspace — or raunchy messages. They can bare their souls for the world to see. Of course, they can try to limit the spread of the message. But a good principle for any “netizen” to follow is this: Nev…

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