Build Skills, Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap

As children of color currently make up the majority of students in K-12 schools in the U.S., we must look to accelerate strategies that close the achievement gap. Learn with peers in the network and tackle racial inequities in the education system through upcoming opportunities.


Improving Educational Outcomes for Black Students
May 15-June 3

The second in a series of four e-courses on advancing equity will expose students to data, research, and theories for understanding inequities in education. This course will provide information about cultural and curricular interventions, that can contribute to more equitable experiences for youth of color and their families in education spaces and elsewhere.

This e-course is led by Macheo Payne, senior director of equity and educational initiatives at Alliance member Lincoln in Oakland, California. In this role, he is executive director of the Oakland Freedom Schools, a summer reading program that address cultural, racial, and societal issues alongside literacy. The program is highly successful, with kids improving one grade level in just six weeks.

Register online to participate in the e-course.

Hear more from Payne on the importance of black books, teachers, and communities in education by watching his Snapshot from the 2016 Alliance National Conference.

Innovation Design Summit

Accelerating Education Achievement for All Children
Oct. 18-20 in Chicago

At this Innovation Design Summit, leaders from the Alliance network and public and corporate sectors will learn, problem solve, and develop action steps around moving these whole-child and whole-community approaches to education from the fringes to the mainstream.

Different from conferences, the Innovation Design Summits will engage participants in building ideas and solutions that can be adopted and accelerated by the Alliance network.

There is still time to submit presentations to spark dialogue at the summit. Get participants thinking with your insight on one of the requested topics. The deadline is May 12.

View event details and register online. 

Date Posted: 
Tue, 2 May 2017

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