District Leaders Honored for their Pursuit of Equity

March 22, 2019

Roberto Padilla    Shomari Jones

Congratulations to Shomari Jones, Director of Equity and Graduation Success, Bellevue Public School District in Bellevue, Washington, and Roberto Padilla, the Superintendent at Newburgh Enlarged City School District in Newburgh, New York, for being recognized as 2019 Leaders to Learn From  by Education Week

Each year, Education Week shines a spotlight on some of the nation's outstanding school district leaders in its Leaders To Learn From report, highlighting their efforts to energize fellow educators in raising student achievement and improving student outcomes.      

These district leaders are implementing innovative strategies to improve curriculum and instruction to close the achievement gap. They are stretching resources and utilizing online learning to optimize learning opportunities and provide equitable access to all students.   

Bellevue School District and Newburgh Enlarged City School are both using Apex Learning digital curriculum as part of their efforts to improve student outcomes and as a key component of their strategy to personalize the learning needs of all students, particularly those who may be struggling.

Bellevue School District and Newburgh Enlarged City School are not alone in their quest to achieve equity. Districts across the nation are increasingly focused on providing more opportunities for historically underserved student populations. Whether your district is just starting to address equity or is further developing an existing equity program, online learning curriculum can provide underserved students with access to grade-level content in a way that builds their confidence and skills.

To learn more about how online learning with scaffolded instruction and individualized support can help districts close the achievement gap by meeting the specific needs of underserved populations and struggling students, visit: https://www.apexlearning.com/equity.

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