Executive Leadership

Israeli Schools Confront An Achievement Chasm

An alarmingly wide gap in achievement between advantaged and dis-advantaged students has led to the creation of the Darca Network. In the first of a series of articles, its founding CEO, Gil Pereg, analyses why their approach is showing some serious success.

Disconcerting gaps in education are prevalent across the world, and all the more so in Israel. Results from the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey exposed a 121-point difference between reading abilities of socio-economically advantaged and disadvantaged students, markedly higher than the already concerning 89-point average difference found across OECD countries.

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