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Montgomery County students march, ask for more to be done to close achievement gap

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - More than 400 Montgomery County schools students marched through Rockville on Sunday to ask county' officials to "close the achievement gap"  at the county's schools.

Organized by minority students from scholars programs at 11 of Montgomery County's 25 schools, the march was intended to call attention to an academic divide among black students and their white and Asian peers, according to the Washington Post.

District data shows that more than 80 percent of white and Asian students in Montgomery County's Class of 2013 took at least one AP exam compared to only 39.6 percent of black students and 51.6 percent of Hispanic students, the Post reports.

Read more here at the Washington Post.

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