The Achievement Gap

By fourth grade, more than 50% of children from low-income families will not meet the standard for reading proficiency.”  High school students from low-income families drop out of school six times as often as students from high-income families.

Statistics reveal that most high school dropouts are kinesthetic learners.  80% of prison inmates are high school dropouts. - Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)

Each year's class of dropouts will cost the country over $200 billion during their lifetimes in lost earnings and unrealized tax revenue. – NDPC/N 

It is critical to train and equip teachers with instructional methods that best engage and meet the needs of these learners.