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Task Force on Improving Black Student Achievement maps out direction at first meeting

California’s Task Force on Improving Black Student Achievement decided to launch five working groups to study the school-to-prison pipeline, teacher diversity, academic achievement, mental health and housing insecurity at its first meeting last week.

“We have a moment before us now to transform education in California, to close learning gaps that have grown during the pandemic and to address the socioeconomic needs of Black students and all students,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.

The task force, which will meet monthly, has 30 members from the fields of education, research, criminal justice reform and the nonprofit sector.

The working groups will make recommendations to state legislators that could potentially become legislation.