BlackBoard Exercises for March 22nd


A new com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion ze­roed in on the aca­d­e­mic achieve­ment of African-American stu­dents in the West Contra Costa Unified School District has started up. What’s promis­ing about this group is that the lead is be­ing taken by some­one else be­sides the usual play­ers, school of­fi­cials and pro­fes­sional ad­vo­cacy groups. Of course, they’re in­volved, just not in the driver’s seat.

Of the two main con­tacts, I know Scottie Smith. She’s a to­tally solid per­son and has a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence deal­ing with these is­sues. Hopefully, this group will achieve some suc­cess.

Their first fo­rum will be on March 22nd. One thing that strikes me about this event is how much thought has been put into the process it­self to al­low every­one to par­tic­i­pate. Look through the agenda in the “packet” be­low and see for your­self. (There’s also a sin­gle-page flyer you can down­load.)

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