Confronting the Achievement Gap

Mount Tabor High School, Winston-Salem, NC

Mount Tabor High School, in Winston-Salem, N.C., tried to close the ‘achievement gap’ by pushing more students into rigorous course work. The approach fixed some problems, but created others — more non-white students were taking advanced placement or honors courses — but their need for individual help sometimes felt overwhelming to teachers. This story aired as part of “N.C. Voices: Studying High School” on N.C. Public Radio, WUNC.