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By Kathy Checkley
In this six-lesson course, we’ll explore the many factors that contribute to unequal patterns of achievement among different groups of students. One inescapable reality lies at the root of the problem: disparities in achievement occur because some students are better prepared to achieve than others. Although educators can address some of the issues that affect students' readiness to learn, it will take a network of concerned people and institutions to help students overcome other barriers to academic achievement.