Community partnerships will create new pathways for students

Community partnerships will create new pathways for students

We were sold on the Madison School District’s Personalized Pathways program when Superintendent Jen Cheatham first proposed it.

But if any additional persuasion was needed we direct your attention to the news that both UW-Madison and Edgewood College have joined Madison College as partners in the program to get high school students thinking about college and career possibilities earlier and more strategically.

Cheatham’s Strategic Framework, of which Personalized Pathways is a piece, has community collaboration as a fundamental component.

As Edgewood College President Scott Flanagan points out, partnership and community are core values of Edgewood’s, and similar shared values exist at Madison College and UW.

This is about ensuring every student is ready for college, career and community and the initial health services pathway is a great beginning. These new partnerships will help create new pathways for more students and are a great example of the kinds of community collaborations that will lead to closing the achievement gap and success for all our kids.