Promoting Equity in Schools Through ESSA - A Missed Opportunity?
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This NASFCE Effective Practices Meeting takes a deep dive into Ed Trust's most recent report on Trends in State ESSA Plans. We are excited to have the researchers who compiled this report present with Guy Johnson, from Partners for Each and Every Child, on what the current state of equity under ESSA truly looks like, and about it's implications on the current state of equity in our school system.

3/28/2018
When: 3:00pm
3:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Georgia Decker


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Strong school accountability systems can send a clear message that the achievement of all groups of students matters and that to be considered good, a school must serve all groups of students well. But in recent years, many states put in place accountability systems that did just the opposite. These systems often gave A’s to schools that, year after year, underserved some groups of students.The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers state leaders the opportunity to change these policies and to refocus their education systems on improving opportunity and outcomes for all young people, but particularly for students of color, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, and English learners. Are state leaders responding? Are states keeping student learning front and center? Do school ratings reflect how schools are doing for all students or just some? Our guests will explore these and other questions in our upcoming webinar.


Our Presenters: 


Samantha Bommelje is a data and policy analyst on the P-12 Policy and Practice team at The Education Trust. She collects, analyzes, and interprets education data related to student achievement, attainment, and opportunities to learn. Prior to joining The Education Trust, Sam interned at the U.S. Department of Education in the Policy and Program Studies Service, focusing on higher education policy related to the college ratings system.
 

 

Guy Johnson is the Senior Program Director of the Federal and National Networks at Partners for Each and Every ChildGuy identifies opportunities for strategic, bipartisan collaboration among national and federal partners and leads efforts around policy analysis, resource development, and implementation. This includes working with national groups representing state, district, school, and community leaders to identify emerging trends and opportunities in education policy.

 


Andy Smith is a data and policy analyst on the P-12 Policy and Practice team at The Education Trust. He collects, analyzes, and interprets education data related to student achievement, attainment, and opportunities to learn. Prior to joining The Education Trust, Andy participated in the Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship as a policy research associate for the Partnership for Children and Youth in Oakland, Calif.
 


Natasha Ushomirsky leads development of Ed Trust's policy agenda on issues critical to promoting equity and achievement in the P-12 system, including standards, assessments, accountability, educator quality, and funding fairness. She previously served as the organization's senior data and policy analyst, where she focused on using data to better understand the gaps in opportunity and achievement in our education system.

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