The State Board of Education will be hosting a forum called “Multi-Cultural Perspectives on Career Readiness” in Walla Walla on May 9.
The Washington State Board has identified closing the opportunity gap for students of color to be one of its ongoing priorities. The goal of the forum is to have participants collaborate to create a shared understanding of what it means for students to be ready for life after high school, to identify the existing supports and barriers to postsecondary readiness for students of color in the K-12 system, and to help the State Board of Education develop equitable policies to support career readiness for all students.
During the forum, the discussion will be facilitated in small groups. At the conclusion of the forum, the small groups will report highlights from the discussion to the entire audience. The discussion will be documented throughout by State Board staff members so the Board can continue to work toward greater postsecondary readiness for students of color based on community input. The Walla Walla forum is the second of a series of forums that will be held across the state over the next few months.
Snacks and refreshments will be served at the beginning of the meeting and guests will have a chance to meet and talk with Board of Education members and staff.
Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Walla Walla Community College
Main Building D, Titus Creek Cafe
500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362
If you can attend, RSVP by clicking here. Please contact the State Board if translator services or other accommodations are needed.
If you have any questions regarding this forum, please contact Alissa Muller at SBE@k12.wa.us.