Headshot of Ronald Ferguson“Educational inequality is, perhaps more than anything else, the fundamental root of broader inequality. … There is nothing more important we can do to produce the type of society we want, than to raise outcomes in the field of education.”

—Ronald Ferguson

Hear from Ronald Ferguson, director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, as the kickoff speaker for the Innovation Design Summit: Accelerating Education Achievement for All Children, to be held Oct. 18-20 in Chicago. He’ll provide perspective for participants and answer questions before the design process begins.

Ferguson helped to found the Achievement Gap Initiative, and he serves on the Council of Distinguished Scientists for the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development at The Aspen Institute.

Ferguson discusses the achievement gap and a new Boston initiative to close it in this video from Harvard University.

Learn more about Ferguson and the Innovation Design Summit, which will use a human-centered design approach to help participants build strategies to:

  • Create positive school cultures and climates for all children
  • Launch community-level solutions that improve educational outcomes for entire neighborhoods

Register online by Sept. 20 to save $100 with the early bird rate.

Contact the Alliance Meetings Department with questions.