Two members of Marin Promise Partners Executive Committee, San Rafael City Schools and Canal Alliance, were recently featured on a segment of Fox KTVU Chanel 2 news in response to a racial incident at San Pedro Elementary School.
After being notified that a 4 by 6 foot piece of paper with the words: “Got English?” was draped it over the school’s marquee, Superintendent Hogeboom shared his disapproval in the school newsletter, but also used the incident to discuss the long-standing issue of racial segregation. He also noted that San Rafael schools are planning dual-immersion programs because bilingual skills are valued in the workplace and sought after because they give students a competitive edge.
Omar Carrera, Executive Director of Canal Alliance, noted that “Nobody is pleased to see segregated schools, but the question is how is that happening, in 2020, in one of the most progressive counties of the United States? … we want to make sure all students feel welcome, supported, and loved.”
Supporting each other to speak up and take action for racial equity is a core element of the Partnership. See below to learn more about what partners are doing to close educational equity gaps and promote culturally responsive action throughout Marin county.
More Cultural Responsiveness Resources
We have recently updated our Video & Podcast Resources page. Come take a look – hear from Partners in their own voices, learn how Marin is bouncing back from the pandemic, and learn more about the programs and services available to students across the county.
More than 20 Marin Promise Partners and Partnership staff participated in this year’s StriveTogether Cradle to Career Convening. Every year, this event brings the power of our national Cradle to Career movement to one city for three days of connecting, learning and creating change – read more about the event and how you can get involved.
A community school is a “whole-child” approach to improve schools, provide more equitable opportunities, and prepare children for success in learning and in life. Community Schools provide the resources, opportunities, and support that make academic success possible and that create strong ties among educators, families, students, schools, and community.
The two Future Ready strategies – 9th Grade College & Career Plans and Financial Aid Form Completions – are on track to meet or exceed last year’s results. Check out this summary of their 2022-23 collaborative action work to date.
Join community partners, parents and educators to learn about how Community Schools can support and engage students, families and the whole community in achieving positive education and life outcomes across Marin.
Last year, four qualifying districts (SRCS, SUSD, SMCSD and MCOE), with support from Partnership staff, received Community Schools grants to help them implement their Community Schools plans in partnership with community-based services, families and each other.
here are some resources to learn more about the Community Schools concept and how these districts are moving forward.
Future Ready partners have been working hard throughout the pandemic adapting supports to meet student needs in ever-changing conditions. Recent data is showing the positive impact of those efforts.
Recent data and analysis illuminates the impact of affordable housing on recruitment and retention of racially diverse and younger educators, a key factor in improving student outcomes.