Work on Achievement Gap in Duluth, Showing Numbers to Celebrate

By KBJR News 1

Work on Achievement Gap in Duluth, Showing Numbers to Celebrate

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 10:38 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - District leaders say the achievement gap appears to be shrinking in Duluth Public Schools.

Fewer students are scheduled to need interventions at the secondary level, 293 fewer for math and 124 fewer for reading.

The students include those at Woodland and Morgan Park Middle Schools, and Denfeld and East High Schools.

Superintendent Bill Gronseth says the district has been focus on student success.

"We spent quite a bit of time training our staff and choosing wisely our interventions that we put into place so that they were specific to the student needs and we're happy to be able to celebrate this," said Gronseth.

The next step is to evaluate and assess the elementary level students using interventions.

For more on the Duluth school district budget, buildings, and future plans, watch Northland Voices at 10 a.m. on KDLH 3 on Sunday.

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