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Equity in the Schoolhouse: The Policies and Practices

Institute for Student Achievement

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Equity in the Schoolhouse: The Policies and Practices

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For nearly three decades, the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), a division of Educational Testing Service (ETS), has partnered with schools and districts to transform high schools for traditionally underserved and underachieving students. ISA believes that the only way to accomplish this transformation is to enhance educational equity.

Moving to a more equitable system demands that we:

  • Recognize the historical conditions and barriers that have prevented opportunity and access for students who have been traditionally marginalized
  • Examine and deconstruct current practices and policies through the lens of equity
  • Evaluate a school’s or district’s capacity to move forward as a learning community
  • Strategize to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive agenda for all stakeholders 

Join ISA for a thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation on how the drive for equity impacts and is being impacted by federal and state policy and how it is being made part of practice in schools and districts across the country. We will also discuss the importance of networking with three members of the Southern Education Foundation’s Racial Equity Leadership Network and how that network supported them to lead through a more focused lens on equity.

Participants to include: 


  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am. Coffee and Registration 
  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am. Welcome and Introduction: Stephanie Wood-Garnett 
  • 9:15 am – 10:15 am. Equity in the Schoolhouse: Valerie BridgesKevin GeorgeEbony Green, and Sybil Knight-Burney 
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am. Introduction to Equity at the Federal and State Levels: David Steiner
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am. Equity at the Federal and State Levels: Lillian LoweryDavid Steiner, and Ross Wiener 
  • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. ISA and Equity: Ebony Green
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm. Closing and Next steps: Stephanie Wood-Garnett

We hope you will join us!

(The above photo is courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action. More info and free images here.)

Have questions about Equity in the Schoolhouse: The Policies and Practices? Contact Institute for Student Achievement

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Educational Testing Service (ETS)
1800 M Street
Suite 425 (South Building)
Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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Institute for Student Achievement

The Institute for Student Achievement, a division of Educational Testing Service, provides the organizational and professional development supports that schools, districts, educators, and communities need to succeed, giving all students the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve to their fullest potential. At the core of every ISA partnership is the belief that every student has the capability to reach his or her highest potential, to be prepared for what the future holds.

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