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Can too many snow days widen the achievement gap?

from The Hechinger Report

Boston English teacher Becca Harbeson has been trying so hard to keep her 10th-graders engaged in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet this winter that she's resorted to text messaging them about the play. The city's public schools have had eight snow days so far this school year, nearly all of them in the past few weeks. All the days off mean Harbeson's students at Madison Park High School, located in Boston's largely poor and minority neighborhood of Roxbury, have been missing several classes each week that she had hoped to devote to discussing the Bard — a text many of Harbeson's students struggle with under the best of circumstances. So she's using every means necessary to stay in touch. more


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