1. Closing the Hispanic achievement gap | Napa Valley Register

    Closing the Hispanic achievement gap | Napa Valley Register

    Educating students in the Napa Valley has gotten more complicated in recent years due to changes in statewide curriculum standards, testing procedures and student demographics.

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    1. The demographics in this community have taken such a big shift in the last 18 years.
    2. A kid not read to all the time, whose parents don't speak English at home, walks into kindergarten on day one with a two-year deficit.
    3. There's no more guessing, and you have to show you know what you're taking about.
    4. There's a huge correlation between test scores and parents education level.
    5. In Napa, we have a lot of students who are on free or reduced lunch, which is an indication of poverty.
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