Good School Culture Crucial for Closing Achievement Gap

Improving the professional culture of Wisconsin schools is critical for improving the achievement gap between students of color and white students. That’s the finding of a recently completed report from the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness Research Partnership.

Curtis Jones, director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Office of Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education, led the three-year study (2016-2019) of 211 Wisconsin schools. Jones, also co-director of the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness Research Partnership, worked with Marlo Reeves, also at SREED, and Katharine Rainey, of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to do the study.

To read the rest of the story, visit the UWM Report webpage.