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Families, Teachers Gather In Raleigh To Discuss Achievement Gap

Posted May 21, 2001

— Community leaders turned to students Saturday for solutions about solving the "achievement gap".

Students, parents, and teachers met at the new Martin Luther King Resource Center in downtown Raleigh. They talked about the gap between white and minority students. Organizers say they want to make students part of the solution.

"One of the questions I posed to them is if you were principal of your school, what changes would you make? And overwhelmingly, the response is how and what they're being taught," says Ruby Turner of the center.

Organizers plan to hold another workshop this summer, where students will learn skills they can use in the classroom next fall.


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