Task Force on Reducing Achievement Gaps
Improving the Educational and Developmental Outcomes
of Young African American Students in Illinois
- March 6, 2014: Third Task Force meeting
- Spring 2014: Symposium to disseminate the statewide Call for Action
Task Force resources and materials
First meeting: October 10, 2013
Second meeting: December 5, 2013
About the Envisioning Change project
Erikson launched Envisioning Change as a statewide effort to close the achievement gap for African American students beginning in the earliest grades.
The effort, supported by a generous grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, seeks to focus state and local leaders’ attention and action on the creation of a practical and targeted blueprint for action.
About the Task Force
Erikson is convening this task force of some 40 educators, advocates, and other stakeholders to develop a statewide plan outlining specific strategies and a timeline. The group will review the latest research on the achievement gap and promising programs, practices, and policies nationwide and in Illinois.
Principal investigators for the project are Jana Fleming, director of Erikson’s Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy, and Aisha Ray, Erikson’s senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. Florence Kimondo is project director.
For questions, contact Florence Kimondo at [email protected] or (312) 893-7206.