Values: We believe that race and culture exert a powerful influence on teaching and learning; we will close the racial/ethnic excellence gap through our behaviors and practices.
Mission: U-46 strives to eliminate the excellence gap and to promote academic success for every student.
-Eliminating the excellence gaps that persist based on poverty status, race and ethnicity
-Increasing college and work place readiness across all race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status
-Providing professional development to teachers relating to diversity and closing the equity and excellence gap
-Provide mentorship programs to students who can benefit from a positive adult role model
Contact: Chief of Equity and Social Justice Ron Raglin, email@example.com
Equity and Excellence in U-46
Dr. Torres was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve on the Federal Commission on Equity and Excellence in Education. He shared recommendations on closing the equity and excellence gap for English Language Learners.
Read the commission's full report submitted to Secretary Duncan, "For Each and Every Child" A Strategy for Equity and Excellence in Education
Read a column about Dr. Torres work on the committee included in the February 2013 edition of Hispanic Link Report
U-46 Superintendent Torres talks about equality and school excellence, visit RebootIllinois.com.
Game Changer Mentor Advocate Initiative
In an effort to reduce high school drop-out rates and accelerate student academic success, School District U-46 is launching a Game Changer Mentor Advocate Initiative that will pair students with career-specific caring professional adults. To learn more or to become a mentor, click here.
Join the African American Parent Leadership Institute or Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute
U-46 offers the African American Parent Leadership Institute and the Hispanic Parent Leadership Institute to help parents become more engaged in their child's education. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity and Excellence in the News
U-46 aims to mentor its most vulnerable students, Daily Herald, July 1, 2013
More Latinos in U-46 taking advanced placement exams, study says, Daily Herald, June 8, 2013