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Symposium to feature discussion on achievement gap

The Arkansas Commission on Closing the Achievement Gap in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - School of Education Literacy Institute will host a symposium Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sylvester Early auditorium of Henderson-Young Hall (Business Building). With the theme, "It takes a Village to Educate a Child," the symposium will provide a forum for citizens in Congressional District 4 (Union, Yell, Ashley, Scott, Clark, Polk, Madison, and Drew counties) and the State to discuss the rising concerns and sense of urgency in closing the achievement gaps of students in schools.