Educational Objective:

Eliminating the African American Academic Achievement Gap


The effort to make public education work for everyone it serves,  especially African American children, has been the charge of the Education Committee of the BLR in 2001 after analyzing standardized state assessment test scores for the region. A single focused agenda evolved to Eliminate the African American Academic Achievement Gap with major milestones including:












Presentation of the 2008 Regional Report Card

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Joseph Johnson

Executive Director

National Center for Urban School Transformation

San Diego State University


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"Nothing is Easy" by Dr. Joseph Johnson


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For More Information

If you would like more information on participating with BLR’s Education Committee,

please contact Gwen Packnett at or (314) 367-8822.


  St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable 
415 DeBaliviere    St. Louis, MO  63112   (314)367-8822 phone