Over the course of the past year, GO WCC has worked in partnership with nearly 200 families, educators, elected leaders, and community-based organizations to identify policy recommendations to improve outcomes for students throughout our district.
This work led to the creation of the Data in Action Campaign, which calls on the district to improve the use of data to inform investments and interventions for students. In the long term, the campaign seeks to:
- Expand access to early education opportunities;
- Provide all students rigorous college and career-prep courses and instruction; and
- Improve school climate so that students feel supported, safe, and engaged in school, rather than pushed out.
In the short term the campaign calls on district leaders to partner with our parent leaders to develop and adopt a set of standards and practices together over the summer to transform the way that student data is gathered, shared, and used in WCCUSD.
The campaign aims to support and impact all students; it lifts up African American student outcomes in particular as an important way to measure progress. We are committed to all vulnerable student populations such as low-income students, students of color, and English Learners.
The campaign builds on the work of our partners, BlackBoard of West Contra Costa and Education Trust – West’s Black Minds Matter report as well as research on the current actions and services within the district and successful programming from around the state and country.
- Community Coalition Submits Letter to WCC School Board
- Policy Recommendations to Improve Use of Data
- Event Recap: Black Minds Matter Action Planning Kick-off
- PRESENTATION: Take a look at the slides presented at our campaign kick-off
- VIDEO: Black Minds Matter Action Planning Kickoff
- East Bay Times Op-ED: Must bridge racial divide in quality education
Campaign Study Team Members:
Dr. Fatima Alleyne, Educational Advocacy Consultant, Center for Restorative Solutions / CCCOE Board of Education Trustee
Elliett Alomar, Community Member
Sasha Graham, Parent, WCCUSD
Dr. Shantina Jackson, community member
Maribel Lopez, Director of Community Leadership, GO Public Schools West Contra Costa
Tom Panas, WCCUSD Board Trustee
Richard Pelayo, Managing Director, GO Public Schools West Contra Costa
Jessica Rodriguez, Program Manager, The Richmond Promise
LaShante Smith, School Psychologist, WCCUSD
Scottie Smith, Black Board
Natalie Walchuk, Executive Director, GO Public Schools West Contra Costa
John Zabala, School Psychologist, WCCUSD