Achievement Gap Summit 2006

The University of Puget Sound, The Tacoma NAACP,
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI),
The Evergreen State College-Tacoma Branch, &
The Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective
invite you to the

Achievement Gap Summit
April 29, 2006
University of Puget Sound
Schneebeck Concert Hall
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exploring Problems

  What is this gap and what does it mean
for our children of color?

Possibilities & Pathways

How can we work together to ensure equitable
educational opportunity & to address
dropout & expulsion rates that have reached
crisis proportions?
What roles should OSPI, school boards, districts, teachers & community groups play?

An interactive day of problem solving led by locally &
nationally renowned educators
Plenary Speakers:  Dr. Thelma Jackson
                          Dr. Mark Freeman
                          Dr. Michele Foster

Opening Speaker:  Dr. Terry Bergeson 

Registration is $25 including meals and clock-hours certificate.  Students free with I.D.
To register call or send an e-mail message to Kathryn Morse: 253.879.3483,

Download Registration Form


FROM THE SOUTH:  From Interstate 5, take Exit 132 toward Highway 16 and stay on the left side of the exit.  Just after you go under the underpass, you will immediately merge left onto Highway 16.  Take the next exit, Union Avenue, and follow the directions below.

FROM THE NORTH: From Interstate 5, take Exit 132 and stay on the right side to head toward Gig Harbor/Bremerton/ Highway 16. Take the second exit, Union Avenue, and follow the directions below.

At the Union Avenue exit; turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp.

Travel north about two miles; go straight through the light at 6th Avenue.

At the next light, North 11th Street, you will see the football stadium on your right (note that you will pass South 11th Street on the way to 6th Avenue, but there is no light there)--go straight through that light. 

Travel past North 11th Street to the next parking lot on your right. Wyatt Hall, where registration will be held, is on the right side of the parking lot.