Clarence McNeil

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Clarence McNeil, a fifth-grade science teacher at North Star Academy's Downtown Middle School in Newark, says hard work is necessary to close the achievement gap. (Photo: Uncommon Schools)

Wrestling Newark’s achievement gap: Why finding the extra hours is only half the battle

I am a public school teacher. I usually arrive at school well before 7 a.m. and stay at least until 4 or 5 p.m., and sometimes as late as 6…