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Escambia County highlights goal to tackle achievement gap

by Margaret Willard

In an interview with the Pensacola News Journal, the Escambia County School District recently highlighted a detailed plan to close the educational achievement gap.

The plan includes several bullet points and is championed by school district superintendent Tim Smith.

Among the top initiatives: improve early childhood literacy. Other goals include identifying who needs ‘intense’ instruction and finding funds for other other solutions.

The educational gap in Florida is widest between minorities and white colleagues, per the report.

“Our system is very good for a number of kids. But our system isn’t connecting with all of our kids,” Smith told the newspaper.

– Jason Delgado, Florida Politics

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