RESEARCH TEAM - Closing the Gap

Maya Martinez Lurvey

Melanie Mosqueda

Reema Rafifar

Kaavya Venuturupalli

The aim of our action research, Closing the Gap, is to provide insight into possible aids to our state’s current educational achievement, create changes that benefit students of color and students of low-socioeconomic status, and encourage student involvement in improving our education.


We have reviewed the achievement data of 50 states and education policies of 9 states where students of low-socioeconomic status made great improvements over an eight year period. As we begin to draft our own bill proposals, feedback on education policies from teachers and school administrators will be extremely helpful. If you'd like your voice to be included in our research, please contact us.

Together, we will build supportive and inclusive communities!

Youth Research Vox




All rights reserved YouthResearchVox is a research and educational organization for MS and HS students. Here students are free to explore and seek answers. Through research, students can develop critical skills and take actions with bravery and intelligence.