A Teacher’s Story: From Bridgeport to Harvard

 

Image from ConnCAN.org, the organization that published the report mentioned below

Here is a video I came across while doing some research on the achievement gap in Connecticut and efforts to make change in this state. Maria Zambrano, Executive Director of Excel Bridgeport, tells her story about going from the top of the class in her home town of Bridgeport to Boston University, where she learned that she had received an education that did not prepare her for college in the way her more affluent peers were prepared. After graduating from BU, Zambrano went on to teach as a corps member of Teach for America and now has a graduate degree from Harvard University. She came back to Bridgeport after hearing that less than 2% of students from Bassick High School were on grade level.

To read about Excel Bridgeport, go here: http://excelbridgeport.org/en/

-Stacie Vos

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