SAN LEANDRO (KCBS) — San Leandro’s public school system has been recognized by the state superintendent for helping to close the achievement gap between white students and students of color on standardized tests.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says California’s students did better on their standardized tests this year over last, but it’s still not enough.READ MORE: Bicyclist Killed In Fall At Oakland's Shepherd Canyon Park
“We don’t see a closing of the gap yet, we see sort of all boats rise, all students’ scores up. But, we want to get better at closing the gap, the achievement gap,” Torlakson said.READ MORE: Sabrina Spellman Makes An Appearance On The CW's Riverdale; Kiernan Shipka Reveals 'Fans Will Get Some Clarity'
The school has taken a holistic approach to teaching.
“Really understanding the whole child – the academic success, and the emotional,” Co-Principal Ronald Richadrson said.MORE NEWS: Christmas Tree At Oakland's Jack London Square Catches Fire; Arson Investigation Underway
Torlakson says he’d like to see San Leandra’s techniques used throughout the state.