Live videoconference

Save the Date!
March 21, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

Understanding education equity -- and achieving it 
What you can do to close equity gaps in California schools and districts  

Join EdSource and The Education Trust--West on March 21st, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ryan J. Smith
Louis Freedberg
PST, for a thought-provoking discussion about how to define education equity--and tangible steps toward closing achievement gaps in California schools and districts.

The live videoconference will be hosted by Ryan J. Smith, executive director of The Education Trust--West, and Louis Freedberg, executive director of EdSource. It will feature a panel of education experts and practitioners with deep engagement and experience in furthering equity in California.

Go here to register.

Panelists are:
  • Jorge A. Aguilar, superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District. Superintendent Aguilar has more than twenty years of K-12 and higher education experience with a strong focus and background on issues of equity and student achievement. Prior to his appointment, he served as Associate Superintendent for Equity and Access at Fresno Unified School District and Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational and Community Partnerships and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of California, Merced.
  • Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, recently elected vice president of the California School Boards Association and board member, Azusa Unified School District since 2001. Cruz-Gonzalez currently works at Californians Together to provide tools and resources to educators to foster a safe and inclusive learning environment for immigrant and refugee students. She is also past president of the California Latino School Boards Association, a statewide nonprofit focused on serving the needs of Latino students. 
  • Prof. Tyrone C. Howard of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He is also the associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion, and director and founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Professor Howard's research examines culture, race, teaching, and learning. In 2017, he was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice, and reform.
  • Aurea Montes-Rodriguez, executive vice president of Community Coalition, a social justice nonprofit based in South Los Angeles that serves as a vehicle for everyday residents to tackle the most pressing community issues. She is also a co-founder of Partners for Children South LA, a multiagency initiative that seeks to improve children's development and reduce the risk of involvement with the child welfare system.
Go here to register for this free event.

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