In an effort to address the achievement gap in Racine, the Racine Unified School District will hold an event called the Empowerment for Students Summit on Thursday, Aug. 12 from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Park High School auditorium.
Local families and community members will have the opportunity to learn about creating culturally relevant schools, the academic achievement of African American students and why it has become a civil rights matter. Thursday's session will be led by Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The event is being coordinated by RUSD administration, Board members and the NAACP. It is the first in a series of events that will encourage community involvement and support of the District's efforts to close achievement gaps.