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News - March 21, 2012

High school district discussion on achievement gap March 21

The academic achievement gap in the schools and among students in the Sequoia Union High School District is the topic for a three-hour conceptual discussion set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the district's office at 480 James Ave. in Redwood City.

Along with the five members of the district board, Linda Darling Hammond, a Stanford University education professor and a leading thinker on current issues in education, is expected to be there and talk with the board about research on this topic.

The agenda includes reviews of data, programs meant to close the achievement gap and relevant questions going forward, including what to do next.

The tentative plan is to have more in-depth studies so as to "inform policy and priorities of the district," board member Chris Thomsen said in an email. "My own interest is seeing where we can have a system-wide impact, rather than focusing on individual program interventions to address the major challenges of the district."


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