As a community and as a District of educators and administrators, it is imperative that we take responsibility for the data and outcomes of all of our students. Our results are a direct reflection of our District’s values. When African American students are not positively impacted by District growth trends, we must question the effectiveness of our approach to educating the whole child.
“We’ve been studying the achievement gap for 40 years and finally someone is serious about closing it. Wendy has convinced the taskforce that our work will not be in vain and comprehensive steps will be taken to address the stubborn problem. She has also put together a coalition of all partners to make it happen”
Rise in student performance on math and science examinations
Increased high school graduation rates and post-secondary and career readiness
All students reading at or above grade level
African American students, parents, community members and employees shared input with the task force that highlighted the urgency of the following qualitative goals: