U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) have released joint guidance reminding states, school districts and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.
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Excellence Through Equity Conference 2015
September 24-25 – Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, CA
Register for the annual Excellence Through Equity Conference: Eliminating Achievement and Opportunity Gaps for All Students.
Region IX EAC staff Margit Birge, Nicodemus Ford and Rose Owens-West will present at the conference as well as WestEd’s Health & Human Development Research Associate- Leora Wolf-Prusan.
The conference is designed to provide educators with the information and resources needed to eliminate the gaps in achievement, expectations,and opportunity for students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Presenters will discuss state priority-aligned best practices that should be implemented to create equitable school environments for all learners.
Keynote Speakers will include:
- Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University
- Alan Blankstein, Author of “Failure is not an Option”
- Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University
- Shaun Harper, Executive Director of Center for the Study of Race & Equity
This conference is sponsored by the Leadership Institute of Riverside County and Region IX EAC at WestEd is a conference partner.