• Close the Opportunity Gap

    WE’RE DRIVEN TO CLOSE THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

  • The achievement gap among children in our society is growing, and the educational approach to date isn't the solution—it's part of the problem.

    University of Minnesota researchers are changing the conversation from one of achievement to one of opportunity. And we’re improving all aspects of child development to close this opportunity gap.

  • Close the Opportunity Gap

    WE’RE DRIVEN TO CLOSE THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

  • The achievement gap among children in our society is growing. Our researchers are changing the conversation from one of achievement to one of opportunity, and we’re improving all aspects of child development to close this opportunity gap.

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    Megan Gunnar believes the opportunity gap begins at conception, and she’s dedicated to understanding the complex set of experiences that enable a child to thrive.

    Thriving from birth
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    Jed Elison is applying breakthroughs in neuroscience to detect autism earlier and give kids a better chance to succeed.

    Upon closer examination
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    Philip Zelazo knows that readiness for kindergarten is an indicator for success, and he's developing ways to assess executive function and help at-risk students catch up.

    Research knows no naptime
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    Michael Rodriguez is helping schools close the opportunity gap by understanding how to work with diverse students, families, and communities to tailor education for each student's needs.

    Getting schools ready for kids
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    Heather Peters has developed a more inclusive, culturally based curriculum to make Dakota youth feel more connected to their schools and their larger community.

    A sense of belonging

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