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    Advanced Learning Task Force Update
    Posted on 12/04/2019

    Advanced Learning Task Force Update December 2019 and Next Steps

    The Advanced Learning Task Force has been meeting since September 2018 to review and make recommendations to the superintendent related to the policies, procedures, and practices of advanced learning programs and highly capable services. This representative group of parents, staff, community members, and experts has reviewed data, case studies, policies, laws, and stories from students themselves to rethink and re-examine our practices to ensure all students receive the high-quality instruction necessary to grow and achieve, across all of our schools.

    Their work is coming to a close and the task force is making final adjustments to the recommendations they will present to the superintendent following their last meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

    There is still work to be done. To continue the momentum of ensuring equitable access to advanced learning opportunities, the district will be convening a new ongoing advisory group: the Superintendent's Highly Capable and Racial Equity Services Advisory (HC/RESA).

    The HC/RESA will support the development and implementation of procedures and practices for advanced Learning, based on the recommendations of the Advanced Learning Task Force.

    This committee will advise the district as they design and implement equitable access to advanced learning. The committee is tasked with addressing the segregated system of programs and services currently in place and with advising the Advanced Learning Department in the development and implementation of new systems, processes and supports to align with Seattle Excellence, the district's strategic plan and the Advanced Learning vision, mission, and commitments developed in partnership with the Advanced Learning Task Force. Read more about Seattle Excellence.

    Read the Advanced Learning Task Force December 2019 Update and more about HC/RESA.