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How Schools, Parents And Organizations Are Trying To Close The Achievement Gap

College graduation rates are up for Americans in nearly every racial and ethnic group. But the so-called achievement gap is still pretty big. As of 2016, according to the Pew Research Center, 55 percent of white 25- to 34-year-olds had attained at least an associate degree. African-American students? 35 percent. There's work underway throughout the country to do something about this achievement gap. It's happening in the classroom, in the community, and at home. Our guests are Rinaldo Murray, executive director of College Tribe; Adrian Miller, a 6th grader at Center City Charter School in Washington, D.C.; Sean Beach, an 8th grader at Friendship Tech Prep Middle School in Washington, D.C.; William Darity, professor of public policy and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University; Joseph Neff, investigative reporter at The News & Observer; Pastor Kirby Jones, founder and executive director of The Daniel Center for Math and Science; and Anya Kamenetz, education reporter for NPR.

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