Wisconsin lawmakers hope to close state’s achievement gap through program

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – State lawmakers are hoping to help close Wisconsin’s achievement gap through a nonprofit’s program.

The program, Waterford Upstart, will be available to low-income families with 4-year-old children in several areas across the state.

According to Rep. Thiesfeldt, Wisconsin has the worst racial achievement gap in the country.

The early learning pilot program will fund an early learning solution in several districts including Racine Unified and Milwaukee Public Schools.

More information on the program can be found here.

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