Early Childhood: Building Blocks for Future Success
- Family & Education
- Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill CT
Connecticut Council for Education Reform
Best Practices Forum
March 28, 2013
8:30 AM — 3:00 PM
New Haven, CT
Join Connecticut education leaders and national experts to learn more about strategic innovations that are having the greatest effect in closing achievement gaps while raising overall student performance.
Keynote Address: Dr. Alan Ingram
Dr. Ingram is the Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, where he oversees Accountability and Targeted Assistance, Planning & Policy, Student Support, and Educator Quality. Formerly, Dr. Ingram served as Superintendent of Public Schools in Springfield Massachusetts, and has held various high level positions in public education agencies at state and federal levels.
Engage with a panel of Connecticut education leaders who will discuss implementation successes and challenges.
Talks on Targeted Interventions
Discuss interventions with experts in these key areas:
· English Language Learners;
· Extended Learning Time;
· Early Learning; and
· Early Literacy.
The Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) is a statewide 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that works to close the achievement gap and raise academic outcomes for all students in Connecticut. The achievement gap is the disparity in academic achievement between children from low-income families, children of color, and their peers. We advance our mission by: (1) working directly with Connecticut's lowest-performing districts (the "Alliance Districts"); (2) advocating for state-level policies designed to narrow Connecticut's widest-in-the-nation achievement gap and raise academic outcomes for all students; and (3) increasing public awareness about the need for reform.