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Reading, Writing and Race: The Achievement Gap in and out of the Classroom (Part Two)

Researchers say that if society is really serious about tackling the achievement gap, then addressing what kids do when they are not in school is as important as improving in-class teaching.

According to them, everything from how a child spends her summer to extracurricular activities to early childhood learning must be examined.

WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov looks at out-of-school time and how it can widen or narrow the gap.

This program aired on November 15, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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