All In: Our Growing Achievement Gap Must Be Addressed
Be sure to read this Op-Ed by Superintendent Jack Smith on MCPS’ efforts to address disparities in academic outcomes. The Op-Ed was featured in The Washington Post on Friday, May 3.
For 50 years, the achievement gap in Montgomery County has grown in the shadows while many of our county’s schools and students garnered well-deserved praise and earned awards. Despite efforts by county leaders, the gap continued to grow, overshadowed by aggregated data, which allowed the struggles of some students to be masked behind the outcomes of their peers in one of the nation’s largest school districts. Read the full article here.