Title

The Achievement Gap

Location

Room A155

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

11-4-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 10:00 AM

Abstract

Low-income students consistently perform at a lower academic level than their high-income peers. This problem is evident before preschool, throughout schooling, and beyond. The main cause of this academic achievement gap is not a difference in intelligence or ability, but rather unequal access to enriching opportunities outside of the classroom. To alleviate this issue, we plan to implement a free summer camp-like program for students to make up for lost opportunities. We will propose a bill to municipal governments in conjunction with local school boards to provide funding for this program. The program will be offered to K-8 students, and facilitated by high school volunteers and college interns specializing in education. A few full-time staff will be in charge of general management and organization. This structure allows students of all ages to benefit.

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Apr 11th, 9:30 AM Apr 11th, 10:00 AM

The Achievement Gap

Room A155

Low-income students consistently perform at a lower academic level than their high-income peers. This problem is evident before preschool, throughout schooling, and beyond. The main cause of this academic achievement gap is not a difference in intelligence or ability, but rather unequal access to enriching opportunities outside of the classroom. To alleviate this issue, we plan to implement a free summer camp-like program for students to make up for lost opportunities. We will propose a bill to municipal governments in conjunction with local school boards to provide funding for this program. The program will be offered to K-8 students, and facilitated by high school volunteers and college interns specializing in education. A few full-time staff will be in charge of general management and organization. This structure allows students of all ages to benefit.