Written by The Business Journal Staff
Members of the Fresno community and the GO Fresno network have been invited to come together for the release of “Choosing Our Future,” a community-crafted report, along with policy recommendations for Fresno’s public schools.
Modeled after the initial “Choosing Our Future” report released in 2005, the 2018 report offers policy recommendations driven by meetings and conversations with more than 650 Fresno families, educators and community members held over the past year.
“It was incredibly gratifying to see how many people in the City of Fresno came out in full force, with their children at their side to send a message that quality education matters,” said Bob Nelson, superintendent for the Fresno Unified School District. “Any time our community gets deeply involved in helping us to perform better, all benefit.”
Choosing Our Future” made three recommendations for education improvement: redefining success in the 21st century and ensuring every child graduates prepared to succeed; empowering students and educators with individualized data to ensure every child is making annual progress toward graduating prepared to succeed, and; creating innovation zones to design new and transformative school models.
“To empower educators and unlock student potential, we need to be willing to take bold and courageous steps forward,” said Diego Arambula, GO Fresno’s executive director. “I’m optimistic that the vision and recommendations in ‘Choosing Our Future’ will help us get closer to this goal of every child being prepared, passionate, connected and joyful.”
Visit cof.gopublicschoolsfresno.org to view the report.