About 40,000 San José students - nearly half of all public students tested - are not proficient in their grade level skills. About 2,300 middle and high school students drop out each year. These students are left with much fewer options and are more likely to be unemployed, rely on public assistance, and engage in criminal behavior.
To address this problem, the County Office of Education, the City of San José, educators, business leaders and community organizations have launched SJ2020. The goal: to eliminate the achievement gap in San José by the year 2020.
"Closing the Gap," a free electronic newsletter, provides the latest news and developments from SJ2020, as well as details on what local schools, districts, businesses and community partners are doing to close the achievement gap. Click here to receive updates on the SJ2020 initiative, and visit the archive page to read previous issues.
Resources & Initiatives
Don Bolce Director, Special Projects(408) 453-6877