A news article released by the San Jose Mercury News Tuesday, August 17 reported that Latino students are narrowing the achievement gap in Silicon Valley. Growth was seen in Santa Clara County specifically, where City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley serves.
Due to budgetary cuts, the success of these students is attributed to teachers and the students for working so hard.
“Amid a very punitive environment, and very negative budget, teachers and administrators are working above and beyond, in dire straits,” Bill Conrad, director of assessment and accountability for the Santa Clara County Office of Education said.
While there is still a ways to go, it is great to see that students in our area are improving. Congratulations to all of the students in Santa Clara County who worked so hard this past year to improve their test scores. And of course, thank you to the teachers we work alongside with everyday.
– Megan Baker, Recruitment Project Leader CYSJ