Executive Summary of a Call for Change: Providing Solutions for Black Male Achievement

In 2010, the Council of the Great City Schools’ 2010 released its report—A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools.

This is a follow up to that report.  In this document, members of the nation’s leading urban school districts, academics and scholars and community activists, outline the steps that schools must take to increase African American male access to rigorous core instruction, elevate the quality of education, strengthen personal and social supports needed to bolster young black males’ achievement, and overturn the low expectations that were born of one group’s misbegotten sense of superiority over another.The text addresses the following areas of school-based policies and programs: early-childhood education; reading, writing, and intellectual development; mathematics; gifted and talented programs; college and career readiness; equity and access; effective teaching and learning environments; mental health and safety; out-of-school time learning; and partnerships and mentoring.

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