#Ferguson, MO Commission Report

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[From Forward Through Ferguson, A Path To Racial Equity, a report by the Ferguson Commission.]


Working Group Co-Chairs:

Commissioner Becky James-Hatter
Commissioner Grayling Tobias (December 1, 2014 – April 13, 2015)

Desired Changes:

Build a region that ensures that all children and youth, ages 0-25, are thriving in their daily lives by:

• Growing and developing to their full potential;
• Retaining the ability to be children; and
• Preparing to become fulfilled and contributing adults

Secure educational achievement, fairness, and opportunity for all youth by:

• Setting high expectations;
• Recognizing unique differences and developmental stages;
• Advancing outcome-based approaches;
• Aligning and coordinating customized services; and
• Producing college-ready and career-ready students

Topics Explored:

• School District and School Accreditation • Hunger and Food Instability
• Public Education Funding
• College Access and Affordability

• Human Capital in Education
• Social Service Coordination with Schools • Caring Adults (mentors, coaches)
• Early Childhood Education
• Parent Education and Engagement
• Childhood Health

Review the full list of calls to action from this working group in the “Calls to Action” section of the report.

Sept 14, 2015 Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity by k12newsnetwork

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