Join the Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR) in the in the halls of power in addressing the crisis in black education. In which should be considered one of the most important goals in America’s past, present, and future.
Now more than ever, we need to come together as a community to support Black/African American students. In this moment in time while the primary gateway feeding the school-to-prison pipeline has been turned off. Matt Halvorson of Rise Up for Students asked “As the illusions and excuses crumble under the weight of COVID-19, we find a moment of truth: What will we demand and create in the new world of education for our Black and African American Students?” In this time of unexpected crisis and forced solitude, we are given the opportunity to construct a new future for our Students. The Black Education Strategy Roundtable Board (BESR) is working on three specific area to strengthening its ability to more effectively realize its vision and mission of advocating for systemic change in public education that closes the achievement and opportunity gaps for Black students at all levels. 1) COLLABORATING WITH EDUCATORS 2) ADVOCATING WITH EDUCATION POLICYMAKERS 3) TAKING STRONG POLICY POSITIONS AND ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO JOIN US For the past 13 years, the BESR has served our students and community. Your donation today continues our service to our students, our future. Your gift will allow us to: Ø Acquire online meeting solutions during the COVID-19 crisis. Continue operating the BESR Quarterly Workshop (VIRTUAL) Student Assessment Fall 2020 (Set up VIRTUAL work group to identify potential assessment tools and/or review any assessment guidance released by OSPI for Fall 2020 when students return to school after the prolonged closure. Design tools and strategies to advocate for policies and policy implementation that establishes meaningful learning opportunities for Black students). Strategic Alignment of Black Organizations with Education Focus. (Set up a VIRTUAL work group to establish strategic actions to improve outcomes for Black students in this era of COVID-19 and the disruption it is creating in public education. An initial action of this group is a landscape assessment of all Black student focused organizations). Thank you for your support of Black/African students and the BESR for Education!