State Superintendent Evers unveils plan for addressing Wisconsin's achievement gap



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MADISON, Wisconsin — State Superintendent Tony Evers has unveiled a plan for addressing Wisconsin's achievement gap between white and minority students in public schools.

Evers released the plan Thursday during his annual state of education speech.

The report is the work of a task force Evers formed in April to study the issue and come back with recommendations.

The plan makes recommendations covering four main areas. They are improving instruction, student-teacher relationships, family and community engagement and school and instructional leadership.

Evers says the recommendations are based on achievement gap research over the past 20 years.

Evers says if the recommendations are adopted, student learning and academic achievement will improve.

The department is launching a website with tools and teachers and others designed to bridge the achievement gap.

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