Eliminating opportunity gaps and ensuring educational excellence for each and every student is the issue of our time. While Seattle Public Schools outperforms like districts academically and is considered a high performing urban district, we still have unacceptable opportunity and achievement gaps. We have the 5th largest academic achievement gap in the nation between black and white students. While we are making progress, we are also committed to doing better.
As a result, we are announcing a new campaign that demonstrates our collective commitment to eliminating opportunity gaps and accelerating learning for all students – specifically for our black students and other students of color. The campaign is called #CloseTheGaps. We are kicking it off the week of October 16-22, and we are asking you to join us.
Close The Gaps Letter