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More than five years after adopting Common Core, Kentucky’s black-white achievement gap is widening

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on May 24, 2016 11:43:30 AM
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The Hechinger Report recently published an article about how after adopting Common Core, the achievement gap between black and white students has grown. From the article:

In spring 2015, in the elementary grades, 33 percent of black students were proficient in reading versus 58 percent of white students; in math, the breakdown was 31 percent to 52 percent, Kentucky Department of Education figures reveal.

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