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Event set on achievement gaps, March 11

A conference on “School Readiness: Closing Racial and Ethnic Gaps” will be held Friday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Robertson Hall.

The conference will examine the latest research on problems confronting educators in dealing with achievement gaps among students. It will address issues raised in the February issue of the journal The Future of Children, the first issue to be published by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The issue focuses on the social, emotional and academic skills of children and the factors that determine them.

Participants will include authors and academics, representatives from the country's local departments of education, professional educators, policy analysts and members of educational non-profit organizations.

The conference is open to the public, but space is limited. More information is available online. To register for the conference, contact Maureen Marchetta.

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