The Learning Achievement Coalition – Oakland (LAC-O) is a collaboration between the twenty-eight school districts in Oakland County Michigan, Oakland Schools (Intermediate School District), Oakland University, and the University of Michigan dedicated to improving achievement for all students, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners. Together we seek to provide access to high quality curriculum, effective instruction and engaging learning environments for all students.
The collaboration began in 2007 and strives to use regional and local data to increase awareness of disparities in achievement between student groups and to collectively focus resources of students, parents, educators, and community together to attend to three goals for students:
- Quality relationships focused on learning
- Improved adolescent reading comprehension
- Algebra I proficiency by the end of ninth grade.
LAC-O has brought together focused targets, aligned resources, monitoring tools, and public education stakeholders to close learning gaps and improve learning for all students.
To provide achievement for all students, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners.
Across the region, we have set goals in three areas: