Including parents and families as partners in academic success has proven benefits at Orr Elementary, where 99 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
ASK ALMA by Alma Gill Dear Alma: I have a terrible problem concerning my dad. My mother and father were married for more than 50 years and had four children–three girls and a son–all now grown. We all work full-time jobs and live in different states. Only one–a sister–lives near my parents. She is not […]
By Marc Morial—In recent years, the debate about ways to close the achievement gap and adequately prepare primary and secondary African American students for success has focused on such remedies as ensuring resource equity, expanding pre-school opportunities, and raising teacher quality.