Think College Now, a public elementary school in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, is largely Latino — 68 percent in 2008-09. But tomorrow, the high performing, 120 265-student school will be showcased at a one-day institute in Sacramento that will feature “schools where African American students are succeeding.”
The thing is, I can’t tell you exactly how the school’s African-American students have scored on state tests. Its African-American student population was 34 in 2008-09, about 13 percent of the school enrollment. Which means the group was too small for the school to report its average API score.
If you were organizing a conference to share ideas about improving the education of African-American children, which schools would you invite?
Here is the release on the event:
This one-day institute in Sacramento will feature educators from schools in California where African American students are succeeding. Showcased schools include 54th Street Elementary in Los Angeles, Think College Now Elementary in Oakland and Gahr High School in Artesia.
Educators from Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento City, San Lorenzo, Los Angeles, ABC, San Bernardino City, Modesto City and Philadelphia, PA school districts and the University of California, Davis and California State University, Fresno present practical, hands-on information about elementary, middle and high school programs that are working.
The institute is being presented by Total School Solutions (TSS), the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) as a pre-conference to the annual CAAASA conference.
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