McKinley Institute of Technology Wins SMCOE's First-Ever Excellence in Education and Equity Award
Posted on May 21, 2018
The San Mateo County Office of Education's new Excellence in Education and Equity Award recognizes a team making progress toward closing the achievement or opportunity gap in San Mateo County. The winner is the McKinley Institute of Technology's (MIT) Literacy Initiative.
MIT's Literacy Initiative was designed and created as a school-wide program to meet the individual literacy needs of MIT's students and community. Components of the initiative include dedicated daily time for in-class instruction, professional learning for staff as well as family education opportunities. The initiative is already beginning to move the needle on student achievement with improvement seen on both the CAASPP and high school placement assessments.
San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne E. Campbell commended the award winners, "The McKinley Institute of Technology’s Literacy Initiative recognizes that success often requires schools to create partnerships and provide learning opportunities for teachers and parents, as well as students. Congratulations, MIT, for making progress toward closing the achievement gap in our County and for receiving the San Mateo County Office’s 2018 Excellence in Education and Equity Award!"
MIT's Literacy Initiative received a plaque, $5,000 to continue its work, and SMCOE's appreciation for making a difference in the lives of the students of San Mateo County.