Mayoral candidate releases plan to close achievement gap in Boston Public Schools

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, one of twelve candidates running to become the next mayor of Boston, today released a plan aimed at working to close the academic achievement gap between students of different races and different economic backgrounds in the city’s public schools.

Arroyo, who is married to a Boston public school teacher and has made education policy a key part of his campaign, proposed increasing access to early childhood education and more extended learning time in schools, among other initiatives.

In a telephone interview Sunday, he said that expanding the number of children who attend pre-kindergarten could help close the gap in academic achievement later in students’ careers.

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