Educational equity — or ensuring that all students receive what they need to achieve at high levels —is a primary social justice issue of our time. A student’s opportunity to learn and succeed should not be predicated on factors of income, race, zip code, or their parents’ educational outcomes. Schools and districts must ensure that every student has the opportunity to meet their postsecondary educational goals and is supported with the learning environment to do so.
On Wednesday, August 22, The Education Trust–West hosted a webinar to share how schools and districts can:
Meet the Presenters:
Rachel Ruffalo, Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust – West
Rachel helps inform, focus, and coordinate ETW’s work on closing achievement and opportunity gaps, working with schools and districts throughout California. She began her career in education as a high school teacher and later worked with a team of educators and social service providers to develop two new public high schools. Rachel also went on to serve as an assistant principal of a new public high school.
Dr. Mayra Lara, Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust – West
Dr. Lara brings ten years of teaching experience in California to her work at the Education Trust – West. Mayra also holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at Loyola Marymount University, where her research focused on Chicana feminist theory, critical pedagogy, as well as the sexual politics of education.
Dr. Sarah Feldman, Director of Practice, The Education Trust – West
Dr. Feldman is a former researcher and educator. Her nearly ten years of research focused on the Common Core State Standards, online learning, adolescent literacy, and charter school initiatives. Dr. Feldman has also taught middle school and high school history, served as the assistant principal of a public middle school, and taught teacher and principal credential classes for graduate students.
Complete the form to the left to watch a recording of her presentation.