Formula for Fairness: Striving for School Equity

Overview

Formula for Fairness: Striving for Educational Equity
Providence, R.I. • November 29-30, 2018

Persistent inequities in education—along lines of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status—are sparking renewed efforts to upend conventional practices in public education. Fostering more “student-centered” learning. Reducing segregation in schools and classrooms. Revamping school funding formulas. Promoting more equitable access to high-quality teachers and challenging coursework. Rethinking student discipline. The list goes on.

Persistent inequities in education—along lines of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status—are sparking renewed efforts to upend conventional practices in public education. Fostering more “student-centered” learning. Reducing segregation in schools and classrooms. Revamping school funding formulas. Promoting more equitable access to high-quality teachers and challenging coursework. Rethinking student discipline. The list goes on.

At this journalists-only seminar, we’ll hear from educators, experts, and students about continuing disparities in opportunities and outcomes, as well as approaches aimed at advancing educational equity.

We’ll also showcase promising local examples, including the MET School in Providence, which emphasizes “real world” opportunities for students to connect their interests to their academics, and is the flagship campus of the Big Picture Learning network. And, experienced journalists will share their insights and guidance on smart coverage of pressing issues in educational equity.

This event is open to EWA journalist members only. (If you would like to apply for a free journalist membership, fill out this application.) The event agenda will be made available soon.

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