Closing the Achievement Gap

When it comes to ensuring the safety and successful development of youth in a community, should the responsibility lie solely with the family? Or should the city and schools play a role?

More and more communities are making this concern a priority, creating “cradle to career” initiatives like the one here in Santa Monica, putting the focus back on the children rather than the schools and statistics.

Read how the city of Salem, Massachusetts is handling the gap here.

Melanie Parson