Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums to Host a Discussion on Transforming Low-Performing Schools

Washington, D.C. - The Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums, a project of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), will host a policy forum on Thursday, June 5, 2008 on “Fast Turnaround: Transforming Low-Performing Schools Into Successful Learning Environments.” The discussion will take place at the U.S. Capitol.

According to a recent estimate by the U.S. Department of Education, approximately 2,300 schools across the nation have failed to meet adequate yearly progress for five consecutive years. These schools require immediate attention and action to ensure that every child receives the high-quality education required for success in an increasingly complex economic and political environment.

The forum will use “Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools,” a recent evidence-based practice guide issued by the Institute of Education Sciences, as a springboard to generate discussion on how to improve low-performing schools quickly. The conversation will highlight successes, challenges and recommendations to inform education policy and practice on the national, state and local levels. 

When:   Thursday June 5, 2008 11:45-1:30p.m.
Where:   US Capitol Building, Room HC-5
Panelists:

Dr. Priscilla Dawson, an award-winning principal in urban school districts, including Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J. She has more than 18 years of experience in building higher achieving schools.

Dr. Sam Redding, Executive Director of the Academic Development Institute and Director of the National Center on Innovation & Improvement.

Dr. Jason Snipes, Research Director of the Council of the Great City Schools.
Moderator:

Steve Fleischman, Director of the SEE Forums and Vice President, American Institutes for Research

SEE Forums offers events and resources based on scientific evidence that can be used to address pressing education issues. The Forums provide a common venue for policymakers, practitioners, and the research community to engage in important, evidence-informed policy discussions.

About the Scientific Evidence in Education Forums: The Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums is a project of the American Institutes for Research (www.air.org), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers evidence-based technical assistance on important social issues both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and workforce development. The SEE Forums bring together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to discuss scientific evidence that can shape effective action on pressing education issues. The project is funded in part through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity.

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Event Information

June 3, 2008
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM