Providing every child with a high-quality education is among our most important responsibility as a community. Educational attainment is an incredibly consequential factor in determining whether children will reach their full potential as healthy, self-sufficient adults. In our region, some students get a great education but others do not.
The failure to meet this responsibility for all of our students further exacerbates social and racial inequities in our society and jeopardizes our state's ability to compete in a global marketplace.
Student success requires solutions that cut across systems and include the communities, schools and districts most impacted. While questions of funding and approach remain tied up at the state and federal levels, we believe that communities already know what their kids need to be successful in local schools and are the best teachers and allies for their kids. Supporting the organizations working locally to strengthen community schools helps increase the number of resilient students with higher educational aspirations who grow up to reach their full potential. Learn more (pdf) about the Education element.