COMMITTEE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE TO HOLD DISCUSSION ON CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

The Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ), in con-
junction with African American Parent, Student,
Staff Support Group (AAPSSSG), will host a com_
munity discussion with Dr. Terry Deloria, (Assis-
tant Superintendent for Educational Services,
of Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District)
at 6 pm, on Sunday, November 3rd, at Virginia
Avenue Park, Thelma Terry Building, 2200 Vir-
ginia Avenue, Santa Monica.

Dr. Deloria will present a plan for narrowing
the achievement gap between African American,
Latino and white students. “For over two years,
the Committee for Racial Justice has worked to
ensure that Santa Monica students are given
the necessary resources to excel equally,”
said parent and CRJ member, Keisha Woods.
“Part of that strategy has been to address the
racial inequities in the classroom, and to
call for immediate action in closing the gap
in education.”

Woods went on to say that Dr. Deloria will pres-
ent a plan of action that will seek to narrow
the educational divide between African Americans,
Latinos and their White peers. “It’s important
that parents attend the meeting so they will
know what the district plans for those students
performing below the set standards and to share
their concerns.”

“Closing the Achievement Gap” discussion is part
of an ongoing monthly seminar held by the Commit-
tee for Racial Justice that focuses on racial
justice, mass incarceration and educational
equity.

For more information, call 310-399-1631.

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