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Investigation: How to Fix Connecticut’s Achievement Gap

Connecticut students living in poverty are succeeding at much lower level than their peers.? The state?s achievement gap is the largest in the nation and many education experts are trying to tackle the issue. Marcus Harun investigates how Connecticut can close the gap.

Do you have any ideas about how to fix Connecticut’s education system? Leave a comment below or tweet @marcusharun.

Check back for the full investigation video in December.

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  1. Is it primarily an issue of poverty, or is it primarily an issue of supportive families? Based on my 37 years of teaching experience, I see family support as the primary factor. Some families are committed to and know how to support the educational efforts of their children. Ethnic backgrounds seem to be a factor, with higher achievements among those of Chinese, Jewish, Eastern European, and West Indian backgrounds. I wish I knew how we could generate that type of commitment among parents and children of other ethnic groups.

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