San Mateo County education, political and community leaders will gather at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City on Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to focus on a glaring academic achievement gap that exists among students on the Peninsula. Recent standardized test results recently announced by state authorities indicate Asian and white students continue to produce much higher scores than their Hispanic and African-American counterparts _ and not just in San Mateo County but in the state as a whole. The Oct. 15 Achievement Gap Summit, which is being organized and presented by the County Office of Education in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will include an emphasis on poverty, the digital divide and techniques for utilizing technology to help to raise the academic performance of targeted pupil groups.
For information, interested officials can contact Edna Letran at the Office of Education at 650-802-5310. Reservations are required.
For information on the reported gap, please CLICK HERE.