Journal Article: Closing the Achievement Gap


Education, Reading/Achievements, Student, Equalization, Educational


2005, September


A special section on closing the achievement gap. Articles discuss how educators can help close the literacy gap between ill-served students and their better-served peers, the need for teachers and school library media specialists to understand the importance of connecting students with books that interest them, a case study that examined the strategies used by one teacher to provide students with the support they needed to achieve academic excellence, the need for a pervasive institutionalization of American fairness for all, older students' problems with reading fluency, a case study that examined a mainstream teacher's experience of supporting English language learner students, and literacy lessons developed to help students answer problems on the Massachusetts state math assessment.


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