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Committee Worried About Widening Gap Between Washington Students

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YAKIMA, WA -- Representatives of the State met with the public Tuesday in Toppenish to talk about problems in the Washington Public School System.

The Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee met at Heritage University to hear people's opinions. The group is worried about the increasing performance gap between white and minority Washington Students.

"I've been at it for 28-years and the gap has not closed," Committee Member Wanda Billingsly said. "Actually in Washington State, we're finding that the data indicates that the gap is widening and so it increases the sense of urgency."

The committee and the State Board of Education will hold a meeting in November to directly address issues with the public school system.

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