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
StriveTogether 2023 Convening Comes To San Francisco
Every year, StriveTogether brings the power of its national Cradle to Career movement to one city for three days of connecting, learning and creating change. This year its coming to SF – read more about the event and how you can get involved.
Future Ready Team – Making Progress on Collaborative Action Strategies
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.
Community Schools Forum: Fri, Apr 28th 9:30am-2:00pm
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.
Community Schools Information & Resources
Here are some informational resources to learn about Community Schools.
Students Showing Signs of Recovery with Support from Future Ready Teams
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.
Study Links Affordable Housing to Improved Educational Equity
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.
Video – Marin Affordable Educator Housing Report
Watch this video to learn how affordable educator housing is vital to creating a younger, more diverse educatory housing workforce in Marin.
Working Together: Sausalito Marin City School District Secures $3.4M for Early Childcare
“This is the first time in over a decade that there will be enough childcare slots for the students that need them in our community,” – Superintendent Dr. Itoco Garcia
The Partnership Completes a New Strategic Plan
An update on the Partnership’s strategic planning process and the plan that was approved in September 2022.
Leadership Team Centers Youth, Family and Community
The Leadership Team of the Partnership is shifting to focus on new ways to deepen connections with
Marin’s vibrant and unique communities.