Graduation from high school is not only a rite of passage, it is the ticket to economic prosperity and quality of life. The formula is simple: High school graduates are more employable, healthier and more likely to have health insurance, all of which positively contribute to our economy.
But here’s the flip side of that formula: New graduation data show glaring achievement gaps for students of color and economically disadvantaged students.
Maya Rockeymore discusses the purpose of the Forum for Education and Democracy as well as the inherent issues in the U.S. public school system. Topics include: closing the achievement gap, facilitating teachers’ success, and ESEA reauthorization.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss education reform and the education achievement gap in the United States.
The Reverend Al Sharpton discusses how people of color are not being served by U.S. public schools and how we can close the achievement gap in education.
Dennis Van Roekel presents the National Education Association’s views on revitalizing the public educational system, reforming schools and revamping accountability systems for 21st century learning, and ensuring sustainability of public education.
There was a tale of two school districts on display at Baltimore's Walters Art Museum on Saturday morning. The occasion was Congressman Elijah Cummings's annual arts competition--an event in which students from high schools across his Congressional district submit their best work in the hopes of winning the honor of having their art hang in the bowels of the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University talks about her incredible experiences meeting with hundreds of teachers and policy makers. Topics include school reform, U.S. education policy and No Child Left Behind.
Dr. Deborah Meier addresses the What Works in Schools Conference. Topics include school reform, U.S. education policy and issues with standardized testing in schools.
Douglas W. Anthony, Dir. School Leadership from Prince George 's County Public Schools presents at the What Works in Schools Conference. Topics include school reform, U.S. education policy and developing teachers and administrators.
Dr. Rockeymoore, CEO, Global Policy Solutions convenes Bridging Differences: What Works in Schools conference on May 4, 2010 and introduces leading child psychologist James P. Comer of the Yale School of Medicine.