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PAC to team up with Paul Revere families to address racial equity in the District

posted Mar 18, 2014, 11:29 PM by Brian Lawler
One of the greatest challenges that faces the SFUSD and Paul Revere Elementary is addressing the "achievement gap," which is the term given to the discrepancy in academic proficiency that exists between students by race, ethnicity, class, and language.  The Parent Advisory Council, or PAC, is District-wide council tasked with bringing the parents' perspective into policy conversations at the District level.  The PAC is sponsoring a series of conversations at schools across the District, one of which will be held at Paul Revere this Thursday, March 20 at 6:00pm in the school cafeteria.

According to Georgia Williams Bratt, PAC Coordinator, "Using a restorative practices (RP) framework, PAC members will lead community conversations with parents that will allow them to share their stories, reflections and experiences with racial equity in the district. This is an opportunity to learn directly from families and school communities about what is working in this regard and identify additional work still needed to support better outcomes for all students and families in this area. At the end of the conversation, we’ll leave time for the participants to talk about next steps they want to take at their school sites and/or that they envision for the district as a whole."

Paul Revere is a school that is known for its diversity, and for its innovative approaches to building programs to benefit every student.  But there is still much work to be done, and it is an honor for our school to have the opportunity to contribute to this discussion.  Refreshments, child care, and interpretation will be provided, so please make an effort to come and participate in this very important forum.