This election year, politicians at the state and national level will be highly motivated to show their commitment to equity in the PreK-12 education system. While many important issues are on the table, including desegregation, school funding, and teacher pay, achieving educational equity also requires close attention to what's happening (or not happening) inside classrooms. To ensure fair access to educational opportunity and resources, we must have instructional models, teaching methods, and curricular materials that meet the wide range of academic and social and emotional needs of all students. This includes models that customize instruction to students’ individual needs and allow for student agency, and teaching strategies and materials that recognize students’ diverse racial, linguistic and other social and cultural identities and backgrounds.
Join us – or follow on Twitter at #EdEquity – for a conversation that explores how policy and practice can reshape the way students are taught and supported to enable truly personalized learning that fosters talent in every student. In a wide-ranging conversation, New America and LEAP Innovations are bringing together educators, researchers, and advocates to probe how inclusive teaching practices and innovative instructional models can help educators overcome implicit biases in the classroom, raise expectations for students of all backgrounds, and prepare all students to succeed in today’s increasingly dynamic world.
4:00 - 4:10 PM: Welcoming Remarks
President and COO, New America
4:10 - 4:45 PM: Setting the Context
Director, Center for Black Educator Development
Founder and CEO, LEAP Innovations
PreK-12 Policy Director, New America
Former Governor of Massachusetts and President and Executive Director of LearnLaunch
Victoria Pasquantonio (Moderator)
4:45 - 5:30 PM: In Schools and Classrooms
Maria Fernanda Garcia
MacFarland Middle School, District of Columbia Public Schools
Belmont-Cragin Elementary School, Chicago Public Schools
Stagg School of Excellence, Chicago Public Schools
National Teach of the Year 2019
Teacher at Virgie Binford Education Center in Richmond, VA
Liberty Elementary School, Baltimore City Public Schools
Alyson Klein (Moderator)
5:30 PM: Reception
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Follow the conversation live on Twitter at #EdEquity.