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Gutmore, D. (2000). The quest for equity and excellence in education: A study of whole school reform in New Jersey special needs districts. South Orange, NJ: Seton Hall University, Center for Urban Leadership, Renewal, and Research. Wang, M. , & Boyd, W. L. ). (2000). Improving results for children and families: Linking collaborative services with school reform efforts. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. Wang, M. , & Kovach, J. (1996). Bridging the achievement gap in urban schools: Reducing educational segregation and advancing resiliencepromoting strategies.

Does this mean that schooling cannot do much to close the gap that seems to originate in the differing social and cultural conditions racial groups experience in the United States? Or does this appearance of the gap at such a young age suggest the need for early intervention for those groups that are more likely to fall behind academically? S. Department of Education, 2001). It is important to note, however, that a more critical interpretation might simply suggest the causes of the gap lie beyond the walls of schools.

2000). The quest for equity and excellence in education: A study of whole school reform in New Jersey special needs districts. South Orange, NJ: Seton Hall University, Center for Urban Leadership, Renewal, and Research. Wang, M. , & Boyd, W. L. ). (2000). Improving results for children and families: Linking collaborative services with school reform efforts. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. Wang, M. , & Kovach, J. (1996). Bridging the achievement gap in urban schools: Reducing educational segregation and advancing resiliencepromoting strategies.

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