Achieving Educational Excellence for African American Male Students
As Guilford County Schools ensures excellence for all students, efforts to increase the academic achievement of African American males are being emphasized. Much focus has been directed to narrowing the achievement gap between African American and Latino students and their counterparts in GCS. While progress is being made, results are not yet where we would like for them to be and we must continue to work more effectively to serve all students.
The district recently initiated an Achieving Educational Excellence for African American Male Students project team to review achievement trends of African American males. As the project team’s work evolves, engaging the wisdom and support of students, parents, and the community at-large is key as steps are determined and efforts focused in moving forward.
The overall success of this initiative depends on us working in a unified and collective way. Therefore, your input is welcomed and greatly appreciated. We encourage you to candidly share your thoughts and experiences as GCS develops a plan of action to ensure educational excellence for all AfricanAmerican males.
To learn more about Achieving Educational Excellence for African American Male Students, including project team membership, project team meeting summaries, and ways to share your input, click on the links to the left. We look forward to hearing from you as we continue to strive for excellence and effectively support all students.
GCS is holding symposiums for teachers from nine pilot schools to discuss strategies for early literacy and disporportionality in discipline. Click on the links below for more information about each symposium.