2008-2009 Series: Closing the Achievement Gap: Facing Challenges From Outside the Classroom
The 2008-2009 education policy breakfast series stimulated a conversation between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners about recent advances in our understanding of out-of-classroom influences in shaping the academic achievement gap.
Episode 3: Promising Practices
Students bring with them myriad challenges as they enter the classroom. In this session, three master practitioners serving vulnerable student populations discussed their innovative and promising models of practice.
Episode 2: The Crisis of Vulnerable Populations
Our nation faces an enduring achievement gap. Too many black, Latino, immigrant origin, poor, and male students, among others, are vulnerable to threats to their academic well being. The speakers addressed the complex challenges facing these students and made recommendations to better meet their educational needs.
Featured Pedro Noguera and Carola Suarez-Orozco.
Episode 1: Framing the Issue
Students bring with them myriad challenges as they enter the classroom. What does research tell us about these challenges? How do these realities frame children’s learning experiences and opportunities? What specific efforts and policy should be implemented to address these contributions to the achievement gap?
Featured Michael Rebell, Professor of Law and Educational Practice and Executive Director of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, and Clancy Blair, Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt, with moderator Carola Suarez-Orozco, Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt.