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State Plans to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015             

3:00 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. CT

Webinar

 

REL Midwest and its Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance will host a webinar designed to provide information on state equity plans.

 

Ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality teachers is not only a nationwide education priority but also a federal mandate. Learn from other states and experts in the field as we discuss State Plans to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators, including the latest federal requirements, research on educator equity, examples of equity strategies and plans from the Arizona and Minnesota state education agencies, and resources available to help.

 

This webinar is cohosted by REL Midwest, REL Southwest, REL West, and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders. Our organizations are actively engaged in collaborative research and alliance building with stakeholders to promote educator equity and effectiveness, with the goal of closing the achievement gap for historically disadvantaged students.

 

The event will feature a presentation by Mariann Lemke of the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders who will discuss the research on the research base and policy context of equity plans. The event will also feature state presentations by representatives of the Minnesota Department of Education and of the Arizona Department of Education. This event is designed to address the U.S. Department of Education’s priority area of strengthening educator effectiveness.

 

Presenters

Mariann Lemke, Managing Researcher, Center for Great Teachers and Leaders

Hue Nguyen, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

Greg Keith, Director of the Division of School Support, Minnesota Department of Education

Cecilia Johnson, Associate Superintendent, Arizona Department of Education

Mark McCall, Deputy Associate Superintendent, Arizona Department of Education

 

Who Should Attend?

The event targets a wide range of education stakeholders, including state-level policy leaders, education researchers, state education agency staff, and school district leaders interested in educator effectiveness.

 

Related Resources

Glazerman, S., A. Protik, B. Teh, J. Bruch, J. Max. (2013). Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment—Executive Summary. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

 

Glazerman, Steven, and Jeffrey Max. (2011) Do Low-Income Students Have Equal Access to the Highest-Performing Teachers? NCEE Evaluation Brief. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. Document No. PP11-23a.

 

Isenberg, Eric, Jeffrey Max, Philip Gleason, Liz Potamites, Robert Santillano, Heinrich Hock, and Michael Hansen (2013). Access to Effective Teaching for Disadvantaged Students. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

 

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (2009). Thinking Systemically: Steps for States to Improve Equity in the Distribution of Teachers. http://www.gtlcenter.org/webcasts/addressingInequities/EQ_2009Workbook.pdf

 

Public Agenda (2015). How can we Ensure that all Children have Excellent Teachers? A Choicework Discussion Guide from Public Agenda. http://www.air.org/sites/default/files/downloads/report/Ensuring-All-Chi...

 

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (2014). Data Snapshot: Teacher Equity. Issue Brief 4. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/crdc-teacher-equity-snaps...

 

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service (2012). Providing Effective Teachers for All Students: Examples From Five Districts. Washington, DC.

 

U.S. Department of Education (2013). For Each and Every Child—A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence. Washington, D.C.