This paper provides an overview of the educational achievement gap, paying particular attention to the gap between white and minority students. Additionally, this paper explores why closing the achievement gap is important, and why it is hard to do. The goal of this paper is to suggest that using a literacy-based method will produce superior results than using STEM-field methods by highlighting a “best practice,” Musick Elementary School in Newark, California.
Siverd, Timothy M.
"Closing the Achievement Gap: Favoring a Literacy-Based Approach to Solving the Nation's Education Crisis,"
VA Engage Journal: Vol. 1, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/vaej/vol1/iss1/2