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1 1 Draft Implementation Plan United to Make a Difference: Improving the Achievement of Young Men of Color October 21-22, Milwaukee

2 2 WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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5 CCSD’s African American graduation rate has increased 8.97 percent – From 48.9 percent in To percent in

6 WHERE ARE WE NOW? 643 more Latino/Hispanic students graduated in than That is an 11.6 percentage point increase from to

7 PLEDGE OF ACHIEVEMENT

8 POA - DISTRICT SCORECARD Six goals on the PLEDGE OF ACHIEVEMENT school district scorecard: Increase third-grade literacy proficiency rates Decrease achievement gaps Increase the graduation rate Increase parent participation Increase student safety and happiness Increase number of students in Advanced Placement and Career and Technical courses

9 PLEDGE OF ACHIEVEMENT Strategic Targets for PLEDGE: Annually reduce the percentage point gap between proficiency of highest and lowest scoring subgroups Instructional strategies that reach diverse learners Opportunities for real-time feedback to provide swift responses

10 10 COMMUNITY COMMITMENT SEOAC - A school district and community partnership to address Office for Civil Rights concerns: Legislators, community members, CCSD Personnel, Students 11 recommendations for improvement Precursor to My Brother’s Keeper

11 11 MY BROTHER’S KEEPER Associate Attorney General Tony West visited West Prep School on July 18, 2014 to speak with 300 young people of color for a summer success workshop

12 12 MY BROTHER’S KEEPER A school district and community partnership to ensure boys and young men of color are connected to resources that include: Third-grade literacy: “Each One, Read One” initiative Community outreach and after-school mentoring to all students Community/Student events and listening sessions

13 13 MY BROTHER’S KEEPER A school district and community partnership to ensure boys and young men of color are connected to resources that include: Events to support parent engagement Cultivating a community ideal of high expectations Chief central office leadership involved in all activities

14 CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING Mandatory professional development for all school-based administrators and all new teachers

15 CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING 14 CCSD schools will focus on cultural competency training/walks Cultural competency goals in school performance plans Monthly cultural/diversity professional development offered to all staff

16 CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING Focus on effectively teaching students of color, particularly African-American and Latino males Establish high expectations for all students June cultural institute open to all CCSD employees

17 CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING Customized cultural competency training at schools Coordinating Cultural Competency Training during pre-service coursework (UNLV, CSN, NSC) CCSD teachers receive cultural competency training during new teacher symposiums

18 HOPE² BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION GRANTS

19 Between $6,000 and $35,000 in grant money awarded 71 middle and high schools

20 HOPE² BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION GRANTS Grants will fund positive behavior programs or on-site behavior programs to avoid placement in behavior schools Some high schools have already seen progress with on-site behavior programs such as Schools Targeting Alternative Reform On-Site (STAROn) program

21 21 ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN 16 ZOOM SCHOOLS

22 22 ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN 16 ZOOM SCHOOLS Pre-kindergarten for all students Full-day kindergarten for all students (21 to 1 Ratio) Zoom Reading Centers to provide additional literacy support Extended school year of 17 additional days

23 23 ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN 16 ZOOM SCHOOLS Initial results of Zoom Schools: Dramatic improvements in language and literacy in pre-k More than 70 percent of kindergarten students performed at grade level in all but one category of assessment of literacy skills K-2 students below grade level in December 2013 were on average at or above grade level by May 2014

24 POA - DISTRICT SCORECARD Six goals on the PLEDGE OF ACHIEVEMENT school district scorecard: Increase third-grade literacy proficiency rates Decrease achievement gaps Increase the graduation rate Increase parent participation Increase student safety and happiness Increase number of students in Advanced Placement and Career and Technical courses

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