One of Wisconsin’s greatest strengths is the growing diversity of communities, schools, and workplaces. Diversity makes businesses more innovative and competitive, and a more diverse workforce leads to economic growth, opportunities, and progress.
For Wisconsin to be innovative in the 21st century, and for communities to remain strong, all students must graduate college and career ready. As Wisconsin’s student population becomes increasingly diverse, the persistence of racial disparities in the educational system poses real challenges to opportunity and economic progress.
These gaps are persistent — but not insurmountable.
Recognizing that the education of our students of color requires swift, targeted, and deliberate attention, then-State Superintendent Tony Evers convened a task force which launched the Promoting Excellence for All website.
Promoting Excellence for All provides information and strategies successfully used by Wisconsin educators to raise achievement of students of color, closing the gap between them and their peers. These schools represent all grade levels, urban, rural, and suburban settings.
Achievement Gap Reduction Program (AGR) Program Strategy Resource Guide is available to assist AGR schools. The information provided is intended to connect schools with resources that may strengthen schools’ implementation of the AGR program. This resource guide is not an endorsement of any products or services offered by any of the organizations mentioned.
Resources for Coaches
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) believes that coaching can promote educational equity by building educators' capacity to implement best practices in instruction and assessment.
Discover resources to support all coaches, including a Coaching Competency Practice Profile, on DPI’s coaching webpage.
In addition, DPI offers the Wisconsin Instructional Coaching Collaborative to engage instructional coaches throughout Wisconsin in deepening their coaching practice and content knowledge - specifically literacy and mathematics content knowledge. This includes equity mini-challenges and reviews of professional learning materials about coaching.