Nov 06 2015, 9:00 AM EST

Deeper Learning and Equity: Preparing All Students for the 21st Century

On Friday, November 6, 2015, in Washington, DC, the Learning Policy Institute and Jobs for the Future held a timely discussion of how U.S. schools can provide a more equitable and empowering education for all young people. The event featured a discussion of two reports recently released by Jobs for the Future:

In addition to reviewing key research findings and recommendations, speakers and respondents discussed the most effective ways for policymakers to advance excellence and equity across the educational system.

Speakers and Panelists

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute, Charles E. Ducommun Professor Emeritus at Stanford University
  • Patricia Gándara, Research Professor of Education and Co-director of the Civil Rights Project, UCLA, with Rita Pin Aherns, Director of Education Policy, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
  • Rafael Heller, Principal Policy Analyst, Jobs for the Future
  • Lara Evangelista, Principal, The Flushing International High School
  • Janel George, Senior Education Policy Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Stan Litow, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM; President, IBM International Foundation
  • Michael Petrilli, President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Sarah Sparks, Research Reporter, Education Week (moderator)

Video Recordings

Photo: Flickr (Pasco County Schools)