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A School District in Maryland is Closing the Achievement Gap

A system-wide success story

Racial and economic achievement gaps have changed little in nearly two decades, with few school districts that have improved equity and overall achievement. Here’s one.

Reading achievement in the United States has stagnated. More troubling, there are few examples of system-wide success stories: school districts that have improved equity and overall student achievement. Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland is one such example. Geoff Marietta documents the transformation in this district and its PreK-3rd approach in this case study, "Lessons for PreK-3rd from Montgomery County Public Schools."