Area public and private schools work together to close achievement gap in Greater Milwaukee

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Join us April 29th at 9am for the CAGC Career Fair.
Join us April 29th at 9am for the CAGC Career Fair.

Representatives from 24 public, private, parochial, and charter school districts are working together to host a career fair designed to increase the diversity of educators within the schools on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Field House on Concordia University Wisconsin’s Mequon campus (12800 N. Lake Shore Drive). The Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium (CAGC) is supported by Concordia University Wisconsin and has a mission to embrace and change school practices, instructional methodology and school structures that perpetuate achievement and/or opportunity gaps in our schools.

CAGC started in 2012 when area superintendents identified a lack of diversity in educator positions as a key factor in the well-documented achievement disparity within local schools. They decided to tackle the problem together and approached Concordia University Wisconsin to be the higher education partner. Today, the CAGC consists of 24 school districts from Mequon-Thiensville to Racine and everywhere in between.  In addition to the annual Career Fair, the group also sponsors an African American Male Initiative and meets regularly to solve problems together.

The CAGC Career Fair is free and open to all education professionals and districts will be looking to hire teachers in all subject areas, and administrators. For more information contact Christy Call at Christy.Call@cuw.edu or 262-243-2148. Registration is available online at www.cuw.edu/cagcfair.