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EDU670 Closing the Achievement Gap & Addressing Urban Education Issues

Based on the premise that all children can learn, that there are truly beliefs and educational practices that can help close the achievement gap, and that socio-economic factors (found in urban and rural districts alike) do impact learning and pedagogy. School district leaders will study how the achievement gap, poverty and other urban educational issues impact student improvement, community perception and school reform. The course will examine how social dynamics, cultural differences, pedagogy, physical/social environments and student resiliency play a part in making achievement gaps a lingering issue for educators. 3 Credits