Keynote: Excellence Through Equity

Thursday February 23, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Pacific Ballroom

While the movement for standards and accountability has largely succeeded in bringing greater attention to the issues surrounding student achievement, surprisingly little attention has been given to what it takes to create conditions in schools that will make achievement more likely. Missing from much of the policy debate related to achievement is how to support and cultivate effective teaching in schools. This presentation will describe strategies that have proven effective elsewhere at supporting teaching and learning. It will make explicit reference to strategies that are useful in public schools. It will also explore how schools can develop effective partnerships with parents and community groups to further efforts to raise achievement.