‘Achievement Gap’ speaker’s talk at Washington M.S. is open to all
The Green Bay School District and UW-Green Bay’s Ron Morris are inviting interested faculty, education students and others to an address on the educational achievement gap — or the lack thereof. Noted speaker Patrick Briggs will be in Green Bay Monday, Sept. 10 and will speak during the day at various Green Bay middle and high schools before his 7 p.m. public address. Briggs’ message is that the “achievement gap” does not exist; rather, there are opportunity and expectation gaps that adults must close for all students. And, as he is often quoted as saying “ALL means ALL.” Briggs’ evening session, targeted toward parents and others, starts at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Washington Middle School, 314 S. Baird St. (enter through the main entrance at the rear of the building). It is free and open to the public. Morris also is reaching out to the students and families of this summer’s Phoenix Scholar Program for African American eighth-grade boys, part of an ongoing connection with that group and the Green Bay School District. More info on the Scholar Program.