State plan sets goals for students based on race, ethnicity

Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:20 AM.

In Okaloosa County that approach has helped propel struggling students forward as organizations such as Striving For Perfection Ministries and various military groups step in to help fill knowledge gaps.

Group efforts like that, though, will only deal with the discrepancies that already exist.

Instead, Tibbetts said, they need to start at the beginning and encourage all students to attend voluntary-prekindergarten programs.

That, she said, will help level the playing field before the game even begins.

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Katie Tammen at 850-315-4440 or Follow her on Twitter @KatieTnwfdn.

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