Few goals in education have been as frustrating and urgent as the deep, generational disparity in achievement between the haves and the have-nots in California schools.
It is an article of faith in the K-12 school system that every student — regardless of race, creed, wealth or color — can and should be academically successful. But in measures from standardized tests to dropout rates to college completion, the achievement gap has persisted in cities, rural communities and suburbs, a sign that opportunity is not yet equal for many children in California classrooms.
It's uncomfortable to talk about, but even worse to ignore. Latinos and African American students are generally outperformed in school by their Asian and White peers. In Sacramento County, Asian and white students are more likely to graduate high school than other students of color, and they are more likely to earn the grades needed to attend a four-year university.
In addition to providing program funding, Closing the Gap sent 12 students off to college with new netbooks
By Robert Martinez
Closing the Gap’s Mission is to help youth in our community who have limited resources pursue a better future through preparation, education and vocation. There is no finer example of that statement then what occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Delegata’s new headquarters in Sacramento.
Two bedrooms, four children and two hardworking moms are trying to make life work in a Sacramento apartment. In the middle is 17 year old Grecia Frias. Her story is compelling. She had a life changing experience through what's called a parent-teacher home visit.
SENIORS: WHAT SHOULD YOU DO DURING SUMMER?
You’re a Senior now, and hopefully you’re working so you can earn some extra spending money. Make sure that your Financial Aid is all figured out and done. If you’re getting a student loan, you have to make sure that all of paperwork has been done over the summer, so that when school starts you can collect your loan.