We hope you will pledge your support to ours as we all move forward together for our students, our city, and our future.
As of the release of this report in early April 2018, hundreds of Fresnans have pledged their support as champions for this vision.
Add your name and join the movement.
Academically prepared with 21st century skills
Able to make a variety of choices about their future
Allowed to discover and follow their passions
Healthy and joyful
Connected and engaged with their communities
Loved and able to love others
We have done our best to ground our analysis in humility and honesty about the challenges we face as a community. At the same time, we are fiercely committed to tackling these challenges head on, and believe that if we do so together, there is no challenge we cannot overcome. With this in mind, our community must begin the journey toward our vision for Fresno learners in the only place we can, that is, where are are today.
Only 15% of FUSD students are prepared for college math.
Less than half are prepared for college English.
23% of Fresno County 9th graders will earn a college degree.
65% of students entering school today will have jobs that do not yet exist.
By 2030, CA must produce 1.1 million more college graduates than we are currently on pace to produce.
400-800 million workers worldwide may be displaced by automation by 2030.
While some changes have been made, all too often the core remains the same.
A bold vision - and the stark reality of how students are doing today and how the world of tomorrow is changing - call for courageous action.
To realize our vision, we must reimagine the purpose and structure of school and design new public systems that put students at the center of schooling.
We must be willing to move forward in ways that allow educators and our community to develop innovative practices and beliefs in every classroom, school building, district office, and neighborhood across the city.
We offer these 3 Recommendations as a starting point toward our bold vision.
Redefine what success looks like in the 21st century and commit to every child graduating prepared to succeed.
Empower students and educators with individualized data to ensure every child is making adequate annual progress toward graduating prepared to succeed.
Create an innovation zone to design and support transformational school models.