Promoting Excellence for All

Strategies that Close Achievement Gaps

One of Wisconsin’s greatest strengths is the growing diversity of communities, schools, and workplaces. Diversity makes businesses more innovative and competitive, and a more diverse workforce leads to economic growth, opportunities, and progress.

For Wisconsin to be innovative in the 21st century, and for communities to remain strong, all students must graduate college and career ready. As Wisconsin’s student population becomes increasingly diverse, the persistence of racial disparities in the educational system poses real challenges to opportunity and economic progress.

These gaps are persistent — but not insurmountable.

Recognizing that the education of our students of color requires swift, targeted, and deliberate attention, State Superintendent Tony Evers convened a task force which launched this website as part of his Agenda 2017.

Promoting Excellence for All provides information and strategies successfully used by Wisconsin educators to raise achievement of students of color, closing the gap between them and their peers. These schools represent all grade levels, urban, rural, and suburban settings.

This site will be updated on an ongoing basis with additional information to help close achievement gaps in Wisconsin. Stay informed by subscribing to our e-mail newsletter or receiving updates in other means, and please consider spreading the word.


Learn about the PROVEN STRATEGIES by focus area...

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student-teacher relationships link
Family and Community engagement link
school and instructional leadership link

Watch and listen to WISCONSIN EDUCATORS on ways to promote excellence for all.

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Explore the DATA on Wisconsin's achievement gap.

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Read the REPORT Promoting Excellence for All.

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