The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Summit that focused on the education and academic achievement of African American students was unique because the school district and the African American community came together as partners to seek ways to improve the educational status of African American students. This report tells the story of the efforts of business leaders, community activists, educators, students, parents, and politicians who came together in the summer and fall of 1997 to develop a plan to increase the reading and mathematics skills of African American students in the SFUSD. The report begins with a challenge from the SFUSD superintendent, which is followed by highlights of counseling issues affecting African American students in public schools. The Systemic Approach to Counseling emerged as a powerful tool for helping African American youth deal with their social situations. In addition, a discussion of test scores enlightened conference attendees about the various standardized tests used by schools and colleges to determine admission. A panel discussion on how the religious and business community can support students in the SFUSD came next. This panel and subsequent discussions brought out the "Each one, reach one" way for the city's churches to become involved in the education success of students in their communities. Business leaders spoke about how to apply for jobs and discussed ways for African American students to gain internships and other school work experiences. The report also explains how the new school system will provide learning centers for all SFUSD African American students from kindergarten through grade 12, and it records ways in which parents and churches will become involved with the education of these students. The report explains the form and structure that the district's new initiatives will take. One appendix contains Robert L. Green's position paper on African American reading and mathematics achievement and the other two list program participants and authors. (Contains 39 references.) (SLD)
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 83 p.
- Black Students
- Church Role
- Community Involvement
- Disadvantaged Youth
- Educational Improvement
- Educational planning
- Elementary Secondary Education
- Minority Groups
- Test Use
- Urban schools
- Urban youth
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