Pinellas holds Bridging the Gap summit
Superintendent Mike Grego unveiled an initiative, called Bridging the Gap, last month to improve the academic outcomes of black students in Pinellas County. Today, he welcomed about 100 district officials, students, law enforcement officials, business leaders and ministers for a "call to action" on the achievement gap.
"This is a call to action, not a call of discussion," Grego said in his opening remarks.
Participants will work in groups to review and respond to the main goals of Bridging the Gap. They have been asked to create a five-year vision for Pinellas County to be a national leader in closing the achievement gap between black students and their peers.
The summit will last until 12:30 p.m.