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TACOMA: Look at Lincoln Center’s success

Letter by Willie C. Stewart, Fircrest on May 31, 2010 at 11:51 am with No Comments »
June 4, 2010 9:13 am

Re: “Racial gap seen closing in schools” (TNT, 5-29).

What I did not see in this article about the Tacoma School District’s efforts to close the achievement gap was any mention of what we know is working and was covered by this very paper (2-21): the extended day, extended week, extended year model at Lincoln High School known as Lincoln Center.

While systemic efforts are needed, what appears obvious to me is the need to do more of what we know is already working for our students as evidenced by the impressive data from Lincoln Center. I am now left to wonder if the district is really serious about this issue and will fund not only the work at Lincoln but introduce the extended day throughout the system to meet the needs of all of our students.

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