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APS aims to boost achievement one student at a time

Arlington Public Schools’ seemingly intractable challenge in breaking the sometimes massive difference in the rates of academic success will focus, this school year, on making improvements one student at a time. “We have a persistent achievement gap. We’ve got to...

Letter: Interest is lacking in solving achievement gap

Editor: The Sun Gazette’s May 26 article overlooks an important point. There is one school in Arlington that does not have, nor has it ever had, an achievement gap. The majority of the students are minorities. Many come from challenging...

Letter: Prepping students for success starts at home, not school

Editor: Your recent coverage concerning the achievement gap in Arlington Public Schools was thoughtful rather than the usual hysteria. However, no school system anywhere is solely responsible for the learning gap, and no amount of money thrown at the...

Is APS’s achievement gap an unfixable problem?

When it comes to Arlington Public Schools, the only constant seems to be change. School Board members come and School Board members go. Superintendents show up and then move on. Enrollment zigs up and enrollment zags down. Students start kindergarten...
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