Across the country, there are student opportunity gaps that — the evidence shows — City Connects can help close.
We were reminded of the depth of these gaps late last year, when the U.S. Department of Education released“The Nation’s Report Card.”The report card shares the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, (the NAEP test) which is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics.
And, unfortunately, the NAEP scores are troubling.
“America’s fourth and eighth graders are losing ground in their ability to read literature and academic texts,”the New York Times reports. “Two out of three children did not meet the standards for reading proficiency.”Continue reading →
The event is “Ohio’s premier continuing education program — delivering practical solutions to help school district governance teams improve student learning and achievement.”
We attended the conference’s trade show and shared the work we’ve been doing in Ohio, where City Connects has been implemented atthe K-8, thehigh school, andthe college levels.
As we’ve blogged, City Connects was recently written into Ohio’s state budget as one model that schools can use to provide students withintegrated student support – the opportunities and services they need outside of school so that they can thrive in school.
“We’re proud and excited to share our work with Ohio educators,” Mary Walsh, City Connects’ Executive Director says. “And we hope that as more teachers and administrators learn about what we do, they will look to enlist us as trusted partners. We know that poverty can make it difficult for children to do well in school. But we also know how to address these challenges so that students and teachers can focus on the kind of learning that leads to long-term academic success.”